Downhill race photos

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  • 03-26-2006
    Wherewolf
    Downhill race photos
    Today I attended the Corral Hollow Downhill Races near Livermore, California. It was a beautiful day and I took hundreds of photos. Below are a few. It will take me a while to post more on my site.
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    I was told this guy is leading the blind guy behind him.
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  • 03-26-2006
    Dan'ger
    Good stuff, Steve!
  • 03-26-2006
    ZoSoSwiM
    Great Photos you got there! What shutter speed do you use for shots like that.. I'm guessing 800-2000 depending on the speed of the rider and other things..
  • 03-26-2006
    NorKal
    nice photos man! Post some more if you got 'em.
  • 03-26-2006
    mateoway
    Livermore
    great shots.is that near Manteca.I use to have relatives that lived near there
  • 03-26-2006
    STinGa
    Great shots
    These are a little different from your usual postings ... but just as nice.
  • 03-26-2006
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    great pics
  • 03-27-2006
    J_B
    Nice pics. While not action shots, here are a few I took while bored outta my mind waiting for the raffle and race results.

    1) This hill was steep and I got to see a quad tumble down it. Pretty friggin cool watching that thing tumble and tumble.

    2) Civic parked right next to the mud puddle with the window down and Tacoma blew through the puddle. Ouch!

    3) Monster Energy...that's all I have to say about that.
  • 03-27-2006
    J_B
    4) This chick was like 12 years old. That moto is screaming for help.
  • 03-27-2006
    Wherewolf
    Thanks!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ZoSoSwiM
    Great Photos you got there! What shutter speed do you use for shots like that.. I'm guessing 800-2000 depending on the speed of the rider and other things..

    Thanks! I use a Canon 20D and most shots were taken at 1/1,000 with a 70 - 300 mm lens.
  • 03-27-2006
    jrm
    Cool
    [great pics...thanks
  • 03-27-2006
    Berkeley Mike
    Nice Event
    One of my freshmen racers missed his XC Race as he committed to this one and the work leading up to it for 5 months. We supported his dedication and it looks like it was the real deal. Thanks for your work on this Wherewolf.
  • 03-27-2006
    ZoSoSwiM
    nice. I'll have to remember that.
  • 03-27-2006
    BontyRider
    I like your use of depth of field in the shots where the riders are airborne. It makes them look like they're hanging out in space!
  • 03-27-2006
    Summit
    Awesome photos...particularly like the one of the guy crashing on the steep grassy hillside. Very nice framing.

    Did you by chance get any photos of the women's DH? A good friend of mine was racing...brown Sinister R9.
  • 03-27-2006
    LemurianGuy
    Great pictures man, you really have a knack for photos!
  • 03-27-2006
    Wherewolf
    Need more info
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Summit
    Awesome photos...particularly like the one of the guy crashing on the steep grassy hillside. Very nice framing. Did you by chance get any photos of the women's DH? A good friend of mine was racing...brown Sinister R9.

    I don't know many bikes so it would be helpful if you gave me her race number and perhaps jersey color. I have a 6-8 shot sequence of that guy tumbling down the hill. Perhaps I can put them into a composite photo.
  • 03-27-2006
    pvflyer
    nice shots,nice place to race!
  • 03-27-2006
    BelaySlave
    First off awesome pix, thanks for sharing them.

    Secondly...anyone know this guy?:
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Wherewolf
    <p align="center"><img border="4" src="http://arnica.csustan.edu/mtbike/Corral_Hollow/Images/_mg_3183.jpg"></p>

    The reason I ask is cuz he is wearing eyeglasses with a full face helmet and I too will be rocking a full face helmet with eyeglasses. My problem though is keeping said eyeglasses attached to my face when I crash since I can't secure them via an eyeglass strap.
  • 03-27-2006
    hardcore newbie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by J_B
    4) This chick was like 12 years old. That moto is screaming for help.

    thas just wrong
  • 03-27-2006
    mondaycurse
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    First off awesome pix, thanks for sharing them.

    Secondly...anyone know this guy?:


    The reason I ask is cuz he is wearing eyeglasses with a full face helmet and I too will be rocking a full face helmet with eyeglasses. My problem though is keeping said eyeglasses attached to my face when I crash since I can't secure them via an eyeglass strap.

    Get contacts just for the ride.
  • 03-27-2006
    AaronD
    sick pics
  • 03-27-2006
    shanedawg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    First off awesome pix, thanks for sharing them.

    Secondly...anyone know this guy?:


    The reason I ask is cuz he is wearing eyeglasses with a full face helmet and I too will be rocking a full face helmet with eyeglasses. My problem though is keeping said eyeglasses attached to my face when I crash since I can't secure them via an eyeglass strap.


    Contacts under sunglasses or goggles are the way to go, otherwise just don't crash!
  • 03-27-2006
    vexhex
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    The reason I ask is cuz he is wearing eyeglasses with a full face helmet and I too will be rocking a full face helmet with eyeglasses. My problem though is keeping said eyeglasses attached to my face when I crash since I can't secure them via an eyeglass strap.

    i rock a fullface with glasses - sometimes they come off when i crash - sometimes they don't - i also have two pairs - one i wear normally and one for riding - the riding ones i have bent a bit to fit tighter so they are less likely to come off. if you can't get another pair of glasses i would suggest a tightening strap - i found one at some snowboard shop.
    good luck
  • 03-27-2006
    GaryJ
    Sweet!!!
    Those are all sweet pics. I especially like the one with #229...check out his rear tire!!! I love that detail...he must be running really low pressure and/or hammering through the corner, cuz that thing looks like it has some serious torque applied to it!!! Thanks for sharing.

    GaryJ