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Ride Solo
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the endurance race was harder on the corner workers....
Thanks for being out there. I did many a day in the corners, and I'm glad to have others there so that I can enjoy racing on the track. :rockon
 

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The Comedy is in the Back
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if your using a dslr...practice your panning :D it takes a bit to figure out and a lot to master, i'm still figuring it out :d keep shooting

if your just using point and shoot get a dslr, lol!
 

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A DSLR is what I'll probably get next. Right now it's a 5 mp Canon with 12x optical zoom. It takes some nice pics. What's a good DSR? I think Nikon makes some good ones.
 

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the endurance race was harder on the corner workers....
I was only lying down for 1 minute! Sheeeeesh! 4 hours is a long race to stand up. The racer's were doing an amazing job.

To the "kid" on #229... you were doing awesome man. P.S. I want your helmet, what kind is it?!?
 

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Yellow Power Ranger
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if your using a dslr...practice your panning :D it takes a bit to figure out and a lot to master, i'm still figuring it out :d keep shooting

if your just using point and shoot get a dslr, lol!
Im just using a Canon A95 5.0mp. Noting special. I was trying some of the custom settings. Im still a newb. I will figure it out and Im sure to get some better shots from this camera until I can afford a DSLR.
 

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Nice shots. I have a D-SLR, its a Canon Digital Rebel XT. Excellent camera.
 

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The Wizard
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"The Kid" set 4 track records for Amateurs at the Nationals this year. Would have been more but there was a few rainy days...
 

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Im just using a Canon A95 5.0mp. Noting special. I was trying some of the custom settings. Im still a newb. I will figure it out and Im sure to get some better shots from this camera until I can afford a DSLR.
I've done lots of action shots with my A75 with good success. The key is to prefocus on something in the right area by pushing the button half way down so it beeps and shows a little green rectangle. Then pan up track, catch the bike in the finder or screen and pan smoothly with them and push the button the rest of the way at the right pre-focus point while maintaining the "flow" of your body. You'll find that it's smoother if you hold your arms steady and rotate at the waist in a smooth consistent manner. And be sure to maintain the pan well past the click point.

Of course these rules of panning for action shots apply to every camera. The prefocus trick is just what works on the P&S and many of the pro-sumer jobbies. Done well you can get equally good results as the DSLR camers can.

PS: that's one of my team mates Frank Brown on good ol' Patches #111
 

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Yellow Power Ranger
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I've done lots of action shots with my A75 with good success. The key is to prefocus on something in the right area by pushing the button half way down so it beeps and shows a little green rectangle. Then pan up track, catch the bike in the finder or screen and pan smoothly with them and push the button the rest of the way at the right pre-focus point while maintaining the "flow" of your body. You'll find that it's smoother if you hold your arms steady and rotate at the waist in a smooth consistent manner. And be sure to maintain the pan well past the click point.

Of course these rules of panning for action shots apply to every camera. The prefocus trick is just what works on the P&S and many of the pro-sumer jobbies. Done well you can get equally good results as the DSLR camers can.

PS: that's one of my team mates Frank Brown on good ol' Patches #111

Thats what I was doing. The pre-focus thing. But I was messing wit my settings every other picture so my pics were very incosistent.

I saw you on bike #111. I recognized the HJC leathers. Unfortunately my batteries were really low, so I wasnt able to take anymore pics cause the camera was loading to slow. Next time I will be more prepared.

PS-is there anymore track days this year?
 
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