A little work at the triathlon

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Savageduck, May 14, 2011.

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    Savageduck Guest

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    Tim Conway Guest

    nice shots. thanks for posting.
    Tim Conway, May 14, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    Bruce, May 14, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    Yup! That is also one of my favorites.

    Finding keepers takes quite a lot of weeding through all the shots of
    an event such as this, where you are shooting anywhere from 3 to 10
    shots at good targets as they approach you at speed. Even though they
    had been slowed by the hill. The annoying thing is, you still miss some
    of the ones you thought might be great shots.
    So in a little less than an hour I shot about 900 exposures and ended
    up with about 30 good keepers, and those could be whittled down to ten
    I could be really happy with.

    My wallet and I are glad I'm not still using film!
    Savageduck, May 14, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    Very nice series of images.
    I particularly like:

    <http://homepage.mac.com/lco/filechute/DNC_8675w.jpg >

    You managed to capture the essence of the rider's efforts.
    PeterN, May 14, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    That's not a bad ratio for an action event. Not good if you are
    shooting large, unmoving objects.
    If film was the only option, I might turn to landscape photography.
    tony cooper, May 14, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    True, but we took a different approach in film days. It was all about
    getting as many keepers as possible from a strictly limited supply of
    film. Well, perhaps not *too* strictly limited, but three or four
    rolls of 36 exposure film would be more likely than 900 shots/36 = 25

    I used to get through 40-50 rolls of 12 exposure 120 film a week when
    I was serving my "apprenticeship" in a portrait studio. It sounds
    like a lot of film but taking multiple shots for the customer to
    choose from was part of the job. Digital has been a boon for this
    type of work.
    Bruce, May 14, 2011
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