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    Rider POV and implied motion shots.

    I took these shots on a couple of recent rides. On the first ride I was alone when tried this technique. The next time I invited my buddy to come along. All shots were with a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye. Comments and critique please.












































    Thanks for looking.

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    I like the ones with the rider in them, especially this one http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6120/...ae815cd4_b.jpg. Maybe dial back the flash a bit so your arms don't stand out as much.

    I did this one here a few years ago with a D80 and a 12mm lens. It was a spontaneous idea and I didn't have any way to properly attach the camera, so I tied a few knots in the neck strap. The image didn't quite come out as I wanted (focus point should be further in the middle) and I ran out of light. It still was quite a popular photo, I even ended up selling it to a few people who had seen it on flickr.

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    its a cool idea thats hard to get right, but i agree with less flash/trying it without the flash as well. it'll be a little bit harder to freeze your bike but could end up being worth it

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    that's awesome, how did you mount the camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtluke View Post
    that's awesome, how did you mount the camera?
    I want to know too. And how did you trigger it?

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    In my case, the mount was not very sophisticated, simply a shortened neck strap with a lot of knots. The camera has to sit on your chest. I might try to come up with a better mount today that is more stable for some action shots.

    Trigger: Self timer with 9-shot burst function is easiest.
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    I used a Lowepro chest harness to hold the camera to my chest. Set the camera timer at a 2 sec delay and just reached up and hit the shutter release, put hands back on bars and waited for it to fire. Repeat.

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    Some of my GoPro faves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolver1529 View Post
    I took these shots on a couple of recent rides. On the first ride I was alone when tried this technique. The next time I invited my buddy to come along. All shots were with a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye. Comments and critique please.






















    Thanks for looking.
    I really like these shots! These are my favorites - great color, composition, and motion. The foreground that works best for me are the red bike with pink headset cap, and the darker arms. The light blue arms are just too distracting, IMO. Keep posting!

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    I love that sticker on your fork man ! Where did you get it ?

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    Rider POV?

    I see the rider's picture angles but I'd really like to know what the rider's POV is?

    Warren.

    PS, What do you say to your selves? ... no, no, not yet, shipt I just missed the shot. Should I go back and shoot it when it first thrilled me? ... you should go back, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Wassa View Post
    Rider POV?
    Rider's Point of View.

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    Cool shots! I just remembered you can set the gopro to take pics intermittently.....I have to try some of these!

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    Cool!

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