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Valentino Rossi

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by W1lko, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. W1lko

    W1lko Well-Known Member

    During qualifying at Donnington Park this afternoon
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  2. POAH

    POAH Well-Known Member

    come on admit it thats a toy bike lol

    looks sharp all the way through. whats the exif?
     
  3. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    He's the man isn't he! Young Melandri is getting close and Valintino will have to watch his back for the future but Marco still has a bit to learn.

    Can't wait for the British GP today. Should be a cracker!

    BigWill
     
  4. W1lko

    W1lko Well-Known Member

    EXIF? I presume you mean all this crap - please excuse me I'm new to digital.
    Make Canon Model Canon PowerShot G6
    Aperture Value f/5 Color Space sRGB
    Exposure Bias Value 0.00 EV Flash No Flash
    Focal Length 28.81 mm Metering Mode Multi-Segment
    Shutter Speed Value 1/806 sec Date/Time 23/07/05 14:20:12
    Orientation Normal (O deg) Resolution Unit Inch
    X Resolution 180 dots per ResolutionUnit Y Resolution 180 dots per ResolutionUnit
    Compression Jpeg Compression
    Shutter priority, max zoom, focus set to manual

    It's hard panning fast bikes with a small digital!

    I did take some pics with a F90X and a 300mm lens but they'll take ages before I get to see them
     
  5. Chris Cool

    Chris Cool Retired

    Good effort with a compact Graham - well done! :D





    Chris [​IMG] ...us little people have got to stick together!
     
  6. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Totally agree Chris. The shot is all the more remarkable when you consider Wilko was using his "little'un" :eek:

    BigWill
     
  7. W1lko

    W1lko Well-Known Member

    One or two more just to show it wasn't a fluke

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  8. W1lko

    W1lko Well-Known Member

    Re: One or two more just to show it wasn't a fluke

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    I'm quite getting to like this G6
    Right I'm off to open a tinny and watch the race.
    The telly's the best place today!
     
  9. POAH

    POAH Well-Known Member

    Re: One or two more just to show it wasn't a fluke

    they are really good considering it's a point and click
     
  10. W1lko

    W1lko Well-Known Member

    Re: One or two more just to show it wasn't a fluke

    I was very pleased with the results
     
  11. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Re: One or two more just to show it wasn't a fluke

    Valintiono..................he's the man! What a performance in the wet.................made the rest of them look like utter wank**s...........don't know why the rest even bothered to turn up! He's head and shoulders above them all and is a world champion to defeat all world champions!.................We are not worthy!

    BigWill
     
  12. sey

    sey Well-Known Member

    Re: One or two more just to show it wasn't a fluke

    Agree with you there BW.

    The others reminded me of Paul Simon's song "Slip sliding away", they never had a clue on how to handle the wet. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  13. Wilko

    Wilko Well-Known Member

    Re: One or two more just to show it wasn't a fluke

    A typical British summers day certainly sorted out the men from the boys.
    Nearly loses it 3 times, onto the grass, then does the fastest lap, then turns on the power and leaves them standing.
    Sheer brilliance.
    (Glad I went on Saturday, though and not Sunday - took my mate four and a half hours to get the 65 miles home)
     
  14. robertj

    robertj Well-Known Member

    Good shot. So you can shoot with 50ish mm lens a subject like this, did not know that. Are you trying to compete with Burgy (pressfotographer)?
     
  15. W1lko

    W1lko Well-Known Member

    Heavens no robert, I wouldn't pretend to compete with Burgy, he's the man! - he does it for a living, I'm just an amateur playing with it.
    All these pics were shot with the standard zoom lens on the Canon G6 (7.2 - 28.8mm) out at maximum zoom then a bit of a crop. I was upstairs in one of the VIP boxes on a balcony so had a good view of the track. Even so, the lens on the G6 was a bit short (about 135mm equivalent at full zoom). On a 35mm SLR the ideal focal length seemed to be about 200 - 250mm. You needed a lens with a max aperture of at least F4 (preferably F2.8).
    Panning hand held with a lens like that takes a bit of practice (monopod would have been easier). These pics are nowhere near as good as a pressman with an EOS1D and a 300/2.8 would get, but they do show that with a good position and a bit of determination, you can get quite acceptable results with nothing better than a compact.
     

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