A&P Pic from bike race: C&C please

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  1. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    First time I've ventured out into the "Creative Zone". Kinda guessed my way into it. ISO400, 75mm, f/5.0

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    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    Lower ISO here would have meant less grain, correct?
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    I don't think it's the grain that's your issue, it's the focus.

    The rider is the closest thing to being in focus, but he's not clear. There's no hard edges or sharp areas to draw my eye towards. I mean the edges of the bike should be hard and crisp, not soft.

    but keep shooting, you're already better at panning than I am!
     
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    to pan and have the rider completly sharp qill take you hundreds of shots, but once you'll have one, it should be an awesome one!
     
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    They are definitely out of focus. When I shot my first and only bike race I shot with a dynamic focus point and put it on the persons face, and shot with about 1/60th and panned while keeping the focus point on their face.

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    and another one:

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  6. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    I'll try that this weekend. I have another race to shoot. :cool:

    I have the 70-200mm this time. :squint: :o



    How did you take this shot? Looks like you were on the back of a moto.
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    OOF - reshoot
     
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    Were you using "AI Servo" mode? This is the optimal autofocusing mode to use for tracking/panning with moving objects.

    Keep the ISO low. Experiment more with shutter speed to find that balance between having the subject in crisp focus while the background is blurred.

    And instead of using Aperture priority (Av), try Shutter priority (Tv), or Manual.
     
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    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    I don't remember. But I'll double check this weekend and make sure that's where the focus is set. Thanks broseph!
     
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    this one was out the window of a car, but the first one was true panning.
     
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    Dynamic focus = manual focus?
     
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    dynamic = you move the little point around and it Autofocuses on that point.
     

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