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Post by wornsprokets on Sat 11 Aug 2018, 7:30 pm

Sorry about that james i would rather been at ulster gp than in work we have skerries in sept ..on plus side i cant wait for ron haslam race school trackday on 22nd of this month...on 2018 cbr 600rr Laughing
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 11 Aug 2018, 7:54 pm

I spectated between the start grid and halfway between Flowbog Crossroads and Lindsay Hairpin.. Didn't do anything else ended up in a tent helping work on a bike for a few hours, then it got rained off in the lightweight class. Gutted I only got 2 different locations for photos though I am extremely pleased with what photos I have gotten!!
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Post by skyrider on Sat 11 Aug 2018, 8:20 pm

excellent stuff  Smile
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Post by Beresford on Sat 11 Aug 2018, 8:26 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:then it got rained off in the lightweight class.
So much for the Beeb weather forecasts then. "It's gonna rain. No, it's not . Yes it is. No it's not.............." and so on.
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Post by Beresford on Sat 11 Aug 2018, 11:29 pm

If I recognize that corner aright, James, it's where I dropped the Tiger in a fit of enthusiasm a couple of years ago. Sad

Nice shot, by the way.
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Post by Llewelyn1965 on Sun 12 Aug 2018, 2:57 am

Just out of curiosity, what do we win?!?!?!? :-)
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 12 Aug 2018, 10:21 am

You're winning nothing, because I'm winning!
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Post by skyrider on Sun 12 Aug 2018, 4:11 pm

how about now  Very Happy
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 12 Aug 2018, 5:02 pm

Fixed
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Post by ZekeVal on Sun 12 Aug 2018, 6:08 pm

Beautiful shot James!

May I ask what camera / lens you used?
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 12 Aug 2018, 6:20 pm

Little Canon eos600d with a 75-300mm lens

I shoot in raw, for biking events I use about 1000/1th of a second shutter speed, iso 100, and f.4 ish

I then just mess about in photoshop for a few mins. Though a fancy camera doesn't mean you'll get good photos, it's about how you position the photo.

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Post by ZekeVal on Sun 12 Aug 2018, 6:24 pm

OK, that's great.

Do you shoot wide open (lower f number) to achieve that narrow depth of field and nice blurred background, or do you do that in postprocessing?

Edit, just reread your post, it is indeed quite open Smile
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Post by skyrider on Mon 13 Aug 2018, 3:31 pm

good photo, i would like to go to the manx but too busy will see about next year
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Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 13 Aug 2018, 4:09 pm

not sure if I would like the isle of man, would definitely love to watch more Irish Road racing though
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Post by skyrider on Mon 13 Aug 2018, 7:47 pm

once you have been to the IOM its very addictive i think you may like it  Very Happy
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Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 1:24 pm

Winning
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Post by Beresford on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2:10 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:Winning
Old news James
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Post by skyrider on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 3:50 pm

nah
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Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 4:27 pm

semi-relevant
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Post by skyrider on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 6:53 pm

could be  Laughing
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Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 7:55 pm

@ZekeVal wrote:OK, that's great.

Do you shoot wide open (lower f number) to achieve that narrow depth of field and nice blurred background, or do you do that in postprocessing?

Edit, just reread your post, it is indeed quite open :)

The narrow depth of field is also to do with the focal length as well, as I recall. If you try and do that kind of thing in photoshop or gimp or whatever it usually looks pants. You can sometimes get away with it if there isn't too much background in the shot, but it can take ages to get right/less bad. Almost easier to get the right shot in the first place :)
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Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 8:27 pm

@eternally_troubled wrote:
@ZekeVal wrote:OK, that's great.

Do you shoot wide open (lower f number) to achieve that narrow depth of field and nice blurred background, or do you do that in postprocessing?

Edit, just reread your post, it is indeed quite open Smile

The narrow depth of field is also to do with the focal length as well, as I recall.  If you try and do that kind of thing in photoshop or gimp or whatever it usually looks pants.  You can sometimes get away with it if there isn't too much background in the shot, but it can take ages to get right/less bad.  Almost easier to get the right shot in the first place Smile

Or edit the raw file and save it as two seperate images, then blur and overlap the two images like a mask
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Post by ZekeVal on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 9:51 pm

@eternally_troubled wrote:
@ZekeVal wrote:OK, that's great.

Do you shoot wide open (lower f number) to achieve that narrow depth of field and nice blurred background, or do you do that in postprocessing?

Edit, just reread your post, it is indeed quite open Smile

The narrow depth of field is also to do with the focal length as well, as I recall.  If you try and do that kind of thing in photoshop or gimp or whatever it usually looks pants.  You can sometimes get away with it if there isn't too much background in the shot, but it can take ages to get right/less bad.  Almost easier to get the right shot in the first place Smile

Yup, my thoughts exactly Wink
And yes, narrowest depth of field = longest focal length + widest aperture + closest to the subject as possible.
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Post by skyrider on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 8:00 pm

got a canon power shot myself and it takes fairly decent photos

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