Pentax does cycle racing


mille19

Link Posted 17/05/2014 - 15:08
I thought I'd give the cycle racing a go, K3 with 70-200mm EX sigma and K5 with 16-45mm

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Last Edited by mille19 on 17/05/2014 - 15:08

swarf

Link Posted 17/05/2014 - 16:48
Really good set - Nos. 7, 10 & 14 are the ones that are most striking for me.

Phil
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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 17/05/2014 - 16:54
Excellent set
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 17/05/2014 - 18:03
I know you have decided to ignore my advice since you have deemed me not worthy of comment due to a lack of action shots in my own repertoire. However, I think I know a good shot when I see one. Number 7 has all the elements to make a terrific shot - there is an intensity about the action conveyed in the expressions and the 'S' shaped movement through the frame is dynamic. That is quite difficult to capture. But the wheel is cut off, the framing just feels too tight to me. A recurrent theme from otherwise excellent rugby action shots. You will ignore me of course and carry on cutting off extremities. But I wonder if anyone else thinks this is a good shot that could have been great.
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 17/05/2014 - 18:30
I would have been chuffed to bits to get an action shot like any of these. Super Set
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Stan

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mille19

Link Posted 17/05/2014 - 22:05
DrOrloff wrote:
I know you have decided to ignore my advice since you have deemed me not worthy of comment due to a lack of action shots in my own repertoire. However, I think I know a good shot when I see one. Number 7 has all the elements to make a terrific shot - there is an intensity about the action conveyed in the expressions and the 'S' shaped movement through the frame is dynamic. That is quite difficult to capture. But the wheel is cut off, the framing just feels too tight to me. A recurrent theme from otherwise excellent rugby action shots. You will ignore me of course and carry on cutting off extremities. But I wonder if anyone else thinks this is a good shot that could have been great.

pgweber

Link Posted 17/05/2014 - 22:54
I like the head-on shots with the riders coming towards the viewer. I would crop those quite close to try and convey the tension and story of the race - 3,6 & 8 are good in this respect. The out-of-focus chasers are essential to these shots and are done well. The low viewpoints get in the face of the riders and also work well.

I would have cropped the winning line shot a bit closer to focus on just the winner and the flag.

I think the composition loooks a little jumbled where you have gone for the s-bends in 7 & 9.

I like the side-on shots where you have focussed on a single rider. You have executed the panning well. Where there are multiple riders, I found the out-of-focus riders distracting.

The exposures are pretty good on the whole and don't particularly suffer from shadowy face/chest/logo which can happen if the riders are head down. I sometimes use a little exposure correction to overcome this.

Did you feel your telephoto was quick enough, although I note that you used it on your K3. When I have done cyclo-cross for some friends, my 55-300 was disappointing but my 50-200 was better, but still have a high reject rate (I used AF-C and Auto Select AF point).
Peter

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Last Edited by pgweber on 17/05/2014 - 23:08

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