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Challenge: Bicycles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix E550 Zoom
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Puyallup, WA
Date: May 13, 2008
Aperture: 3.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/5 sec
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2008

Riding 12 inches off the wheel of the guy in front.

Statistics
Place: 96 out of 139
Avg (all users): 4.8558
Avg (commenters): 5.3125
Avg (participants): 4.8704
Avg (non-participants): 4.8506
Views since voting: 683
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 208
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
05/21/2008 11:54:46 AM
Thanks for the great comments.

This is a self portrait. If you look at the photo closely you will see the leg of my homemade tripod extending from the frame. I built a contraption that attached to the forks and secured the camera five feet in front of me. I used the timer on the camera to give me enough time to jump on the bike and start peddling. My little FUJI E550 has a small video screen so the shot looked great in the field. I must have gotten some camera shake from the vibration off the bike. I didn't notice the soft focus until I got home and put it up on my bigger monitor. By then it was too late. I knew I would get crushed in the voting but I have always been more interested in the commentary. Still, I had a great time with this project.

Matt
05/21/2008 09:21:03 AM
Ok, what did you do to snap this from 12 inches, hold the camera behind your back and shoot blind?
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2008 01:40:44 PM
Rider's face seems out of focus.
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05/20/2008 12:27:57 AM
Great close-up... wow... I don't even want to think of the setup involved in this photo. Excellent framing.
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05/19/2008 01:16:01 PM
It would have been a great shot if the subject were less blurry.
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05/19/2008 03:08:13 AM
interesting perspective. too bad his face is out of focus
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05/18/2008 03:59:17 PM
A great concept, however, it could have been a little sharper overall.
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05/18/2008 11:48:23 AM
great idea, but seems oof.
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05/16/2008 07:17:48 PM
dont like it.
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05/16/2008 09:13:00 AM
Neat idea, but his the focus on his face is a little soft. I think you need a deeper depth of field.
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05/15/2008 10:45:11 PM
Focus is not quite on his face, but this really conveys the speed and effort involved.
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05/15/2008 06:38:46 PM
This picture just makes me feel like he is going to ride right into me, very cool shot!
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05/15/2008 10:12:24 AM
This would have been a great photo if you could have gotten his face a little more sharp with the background having more motion blur.
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05/15/2008 12:15:58 AM
nice try - tuff shot for sure. cropped too tight, i would like to see the trees etc. 7
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05/14/2008 11:23:02 PM
Pity its not in focus.
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05/14/2008 08:55:36 PM
Nice capture.
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05/14/2008 05:23:37 PM
Nicely done Dad. How did you get the camera in front of you?
The only thing I do not like is the slight blur of the face. But I am sure that is just from the depth of field and the motion. Looks like a hard shot to get though. MW
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05/14/2008 10:21:32 AM
I want the focus to be on his glasses and face, there does not seem to be a strong focus in this image
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05/14/2008 09:47:39 AM
He's in my trunk!
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05/14/2008 08:25:51 AM
soft focus and the sense of speed could've been enhanced greatly by going to the far end of a zoom + minimizing the aperture...
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05/14/2008 03:32:46 AM
the focus point seems to be on the arms which are sharp and not the face...
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