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    Sea Otter Pics

    I took some photos of the downhill and dual slalom at Sea Otter on Saturday. Still sorting thorough them, here are a few that caught my eye. More on my photo site later.



















































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    great pictures. thanks for posting.

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    Wow, really nice action shots!!

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    Nice shots. Out of curiosity what type of set up are you using?

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    great shots as always steve!

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    Nice pics, Steve.
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    You must have a good zoom--it looks like the racers are about to run you down.
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    nice photos! Thanks.

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    Long lens only if necessary

    Quote Originally Posted by GuruAtma
    You must have a good zoom--it looks like the racers are about to run you down.
    Thanks everybody!

    I use a long lens only if absolutely necessary. Long lenses are used too much in my opinion. They make the photographer lazy and the shots uninteresting. Since I use a flash I must get close to the action and I like it that way. Most shots were taken with a 24 - 105 mm lens, on a FF body. And most of the DH were taken at wide angles. I sometimes get within a few inches of the course.

    Wish I had ***** 17 mm or a fish eye. I tried lying nearly under two jumps and shooting up. But 24 mm was not wide enough. Since the dual slalom course was fenced in I used my 100 - 400 a few times, but at not much more than 200 mm. If you hover over an image on my SmugMug site you can see all the exposure and lens information.

    P.S. remember my shaky hands? They don't mix very well with long lenses

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    Canon 5D MK II

    Quote Originally Posted by fatstevie
    Nice shots. Out of curiosity what type of set up are you using?
    Thanks!

    Canon 5D MK II, Canon 24 - 105 mm L lens for all DH shots and most of the DS. I like to get as close to the action as possible and shoot at wide angle whenever possible. Since the DS course was fenced in I had to use my Canon 100 - 400 mm L a few times, but at not much more than 200 mm. I also use a Canon 580EX II flash on high speed synch and shoot mostly at 1,000/sec. If you hover over an image on my SmugMug site you can see all its exposure and lens information

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wherewolf



    A bunch of good shots but this one stands out Steve.

    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik
    A bunch of good shots but this one stands out Steve.

    Nice!
    Yeah, pinkbike is having pic contest and u can win money for best pics etc. This could win for sure man!

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    Awesome photos!!
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    Campground H, Saturday night

    Marylynsky snapped this photo on Saturday night. While the sun was still up, folks were racing around cones. Then a 6" ramp was built. At some point, garbage cans and hibachi grills were wheeled out. Great night.
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    105millimetersofpleasure: The rider didn't clear from the looks of it. Ouch. And that shot where rider is near horizontal is of Gee or Dan of the Atherton project?
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    Cleared it

    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord
    105millimetersofpleasure: The rider didn't clear from the looks of it. Ouch. And that shot where rider is near horizontal is of Gee or Dan of the Atherton project?
    There was one crash earlier when the jump wasn't as long, but it wasn't this guy. This kid was off his rocker, but came at the jump with a lot speed. He cleared everything that night in front of 100 people or so. Hard to tell in the pic because of the lighting, but there was a slight grade downward.

    But yeah, he cleared it.

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    Really great shots

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    Those are some amazing pictures.

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    great pics

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    Honestly... ahh I give up

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