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Racing my shadow
3rd PlaceRacing my shadow
mikeee


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Challenge: Bikes (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Apr 6, 2013
Aperture: 20.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2013

Mounted a camera to the back of my bike and took loads of photos until I got some acceptable ones. I'm quite pleased with the result which means it will do badly. I'm a terrible judge of photos.

Quite a bit of CA due to the small aperture to get the right shutter speed, but it's not terrible.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.7323
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.4318
Avg (non-participants): 6.8916
Views since voting: 1598
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 127
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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04/22/2013 08:29:59 PM
As a fellow cyclist, your pic was my favorite... It captured the smooth mechanical harmony of body and machine in motion. It was the only 10 I gave. I guess the others didn't see it as being as artsy as the 2 that ranked higher than you. Congrats on the third place.
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04/18/2013 10:31:57 PM
Really like the added shadow. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/18/2013 11:15:32 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, Mike! Such a fun image!

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04/18/2013 12:56:27 AM
great capture!
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04/17/2013 05:33:39 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon....I am sure there are many more to come.
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04/17/2013 01:42:54 PM
Nice one - excellent clarity and great interest in the shadow. Congratulations on the ribbon for a well-deserved PB but not the end at all. I'm sure you can top this in score - even if not in personal satisfaction.
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04/17/2013 09:33:41 AM
Glad your hard work paid off. Excellent shot. MANY congrats on your first ribbon and new PB, Mike!
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04/17/2013 08:26:03 AM
Congrats on the yellow. Great pov.
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04/17/2013 04:26:55 AM
Yeah, that shadow is killer. Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/17/2013 03:58:42 AM
Super a-typical bicycle shot. Effort well rewarded.
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04/17/2013 03:44:48 AM
Originally posted by tome:

Well done! Is this on a runway? Great action, congrats on the ribbon!


Hi Tome

Yes, I was lucky enough to get the use of a section of airfield for a couple of hours. When I arrived I immediately got a puncture so I had to walk half a mile home to change wheels as I'd removed my spare tube when I packed all my camera gear. I then took about 150 shots in various positions using a 18" long boom attached to the seat post and my 10-22mm lens at 10mm. When I got home I was quite disappointed with almost all of them and I didn't have a shot good enough to submit, so I went back to take some more. The trouble was that, even on a flat surface, there was enough 'wobble' in the boom to produce unwanted blur and soften the sharpness of the bike, but I narrowed down what set up looked best and I preferred the landscape format as it provided space for the bike to ride into.

On the second batch I took another 150+ images, trying to get the sun in the right position and taking enough that I'd eventually get one I was really happy with. I think that as a keen cyclist I had an exact image in my head and I wasn't getting it, but when I got home and had a look at the second batch there were 2 or 3 that were contenders.

I was lucky being able to get use of the airfield and with the position of the sun, and the fct that the sun came out at all.

Thanks for all the comments. I don't think I will top this score.
04/17/2013 03:32:34 AM
Well done! Is this on a runway? Great action, congrats on the ribbon!
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04/17/2013 03:22:22 AM
congrats on the ribbon and new PB!
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04/17/2013 12:02:43 AM
Nice work, Mikee! Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/16/2013 11:54:25 PM
terrific perspective... great sense of motion.
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04/16/2013 04:33:19 PM
Great pov
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04/11/2013 11:21:57 PM
Sharp, clear, and interesting.



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04/10/2013 09:54:58 PM
Outstanding shot!.
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04/10/2013 09:16:26 AM
Excellent, how'd you get the camera that far off the bike? Do you have an extension arm on the rig?
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04/10/2013 08:28:06 AM
Impressive POV. Well done
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