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Capturing the MTB Champs

Posted by R Knight on March 3, 2010 at 3:25 AM

Wellington put on the weather for the National MTB XC championships last Saturday! Couldn't have asked for better really. With a good field of riders and awesome course I was stuck for deciding where to take photos. 
In the end I found a selection of areas where I could just about catch riders twice on the first lap then slowly moved down the course throughout the day to snap them on one of the last technical sections near the end of the lap. 

I tried out a few different lenses, (I really need to invest in a 2nd body so that I'm not swapping so much) but anyhow I managed with (IMHO) some good results. In the more open, lighter areas I experimented with the 55mm- 200mm aiming for lots of light and shallow depth of field for that in focus-out of focus look. I got it just right in a few shots.  In the darker areas I had the 50mm 1.8 which is a lovely little medium speed lens.

Playing with back light over the rooty section and allowing enough light to see facial expressions was a challenge. 

In all I'm pretty pleased with the results. I hope you are too.

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Categories: MTB

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