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Motorcycle Racer
Motorcycle Racer

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Challenge: Sports (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony Mavica FD-95
Location: Oregon
Date: Sep 13, 2003
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2003


Place: 73 out of 79
Avg (all users): 4.1776
Avg (commenters): 3.7143
Avg (participants): 3.8364
Avg (non-participants): 4.3711
Views since voting: 851
Votes: 152
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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09/23/2003 11:43:50 AM
I tried like heck the other day to get our group of kids in the air on their dirtbikes. The digital was SO SLOW I missed my son every single time and only got marginal air shots. It's tough.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2003 10:13:19 PM
i think that i would score higher if I could see the rider. if it was just a bike composition it would be fine...but because it looks like a race situation my "minds eye" can't get over the fact that something is missing - the rider. just my two cents. that said - i like the fact that you filled the frame with the bike, and the lighting is good.
09/21/2003 09:53:22 PM
It really bother me that you cut off the guys head. I think also that the bike isn't quite in focus, or maybe it is and there is a lot of dust... I think your cropping her, in camera or out of just wasn't effective. Sorry...
09/21/2003 03:19:32 PM
This is quite a daring shot. We don't often see a shot of a motorcycle racer with only a leg of the cyclist showing and with the cycle boxed into a very tight space. The box is a little too tight for my taste, but I find the image quite effective in its own way.
09/20/2003 02:34:40 PM
This composition draws the viewer into the bike itself rather than the sport. The image itself is too blurred which may be down to low light/slow shutter speed. The cropping is off-putting because the detail of the bike is not clear.
09/20/2003 02:48:21 AM
Off with his head! Have your heard this more than you care too? taken a shot like this requires a steady hand, a fast lens and lots of light. that you did this well is great! if you had been able to take this shot more from the front( I see that is where the light is coming from) you might have managed a better freeze on the action. nice try:) hope I helped. 5
09/18/2003 09:39:39 PM
too tight for me
09/18/2003 04:48:20 PM
I don't like that you've cut off the riders upper body & head. For me the rider is more important in a sports shot than the machine (s)he is riding.
Technically it's not bad, but lacks a little sharpness.
09/17/2003 12:45:23 PM
I don't really dig how this photo was cropped. It could also stand to be a tad brighter. When I think of racing of any kind I think of bright vivid colors and this photo just doesn't have that.
09/15/2003 02:36:23 PM
good action capture, but the focus is a bit soft, and the photo is a little dark.
09/15/2003 01:01:23 PM
Not sure why you would have cropped out the rider on this one. Seems like it could have been a pretty strong shot had the rider not been amputated.
09/15/2003 10:33:49 AM
Almost feels too tightly cropped with the cut-off rider
09/15/2003 03:53:27 AM
Missing the riders head is a bad point, also out of focus a bit too much. Try holding the focus on a likewise object (annother bike) then waiting until anotehr comes.

When shooting at this speed, the AF can't get it in time.

09/15/2003 01:02:02 AM
Brilliant capture! You can feel the motion in this shot! Great clarity & composition! Good job!
09/15/2003 12:33:23 AM
Would have liked to see more of the rider.
09/15/2003 12:22:02 AM
I can see that you were trying to isolate the bike, but I don't care for this crop.

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