Australian 2001 WSB champion Troy Bayliss, riding his Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP racer to the extreme at the 2003 Assen TT race.
This shot was taken during the warmup lap, after that it poured down, the track was soaked. But even on the wet Assen circuit laptimes were only 10 seconds slower then in the dry (on a 6km+ track!) and the Ducati managed a topspeed of 300kmh.
Troy fell off while in third position, but climbed onboard again to finish 9th. His teammate and polesitter (new laprecord) Loris Capirossi #65 finished 6th.
The sound is awesome, it is sooo loud, but nice. Only the Proton V5 is better, has some elements of the Honda 250 V6 from the sixties.
Camera settings: none, its all automatic on this one.
Tricks: Panned; I am a regular visitor at the track, but need to learn to pan carefully. The P1 has a optical seeker and it prooves to be much easier to pan with it than the EVF of the 602. The P1 unfortunately has only a fourth of the zoom distance of the 602 (with a teleconverter). I've got a lot of rubbish shots and some that are nice. This is one of them.
I didn't take the 602 with me, because the rain was predicted. I don't mind wrecking the P1. I am very interested in the new Olympus SLR, that one should be OK in the rain and is hopefully on par with the Canon EOS 1D.
I'll be in the paddock area during the World Superbike races in september, hope to produce some nice work.
Edits: cropped, unsharp mask.
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Great panning skills, but I prefered the bike to be on the left side of the frame showing that he's left his opponents behind rather than on the right, showing that he still has some more to go. But that's just my opinion, though.
Sweet bike. I have ridden a Ducati and they do fly. I think the bottom could of been cropped by a full two inches, and that would draw the eye to the rider. The color are also a bit flat. Nice, and you met the challenge.