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    New Photos: Motocross

    After seeing nothing but the four walls of our hotel room for 6 days I ventured out to the local motocross track here in north Houston, where we are staying since being evacuated for Hurricane Katrina. The track is awesome, with 3 full-sized tracks, 1 supercross and 2 pee-wee tracks, plus a lake for jet-ski and water skiing. It was good to just get out and shoot and forget about the death & destruction that has overcome my hometown.

    Photos are here: http://www.pbase.com/cvbjr/tx_mx_905&page=all

    Images are straight from the camera with only minor sharpening added when they were re-sized in Breezebrowser. No cropping done, yet, so composition may be somewhat askew in some of the images. Constructive criticism is always welcomed.

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    awesome shots that looks like fun
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    very good pans. what camera and lens.i cant think of much to criticize. some croping and a little toning and they are ready to be published in a mag

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    Like the others said - your panning is great. especially in that 2nd shot to be able to follow the rider's trajectory. Great work!
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    Sweet pans, nice and sharp. The only thing I notice is alot of the shots could benefit from some fill flash. Other than that they look AWESOME .
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    Thanks for the kind words, guys. Your comments regarding cropping, etc are well received. The images posted here and in my gallery were straight from the camera. I wanted to post them up ASAP as I had a couple of the mini-bike kids calling me asking "I'm so & so on bike XYZ.. Where's my picture?" So, no time for editing.

    coolbeans: equipment - Canon 1D (original) w/ 70-200 2.8 L IS & 550 EX flash on the sky shots.

    Ben: your comments on the fill-flash are well-received. I used it on the shots with the sky in the back ground; however, this was a tough shot due to shooting into the direction of the sun and wanting to maintain a slow shutter speed. I believe all of them were at 1/160th and slower. That was the best balance that I could acheive using only the cameras LCD and histogram. Not perfect, but plenty to work with, which I probably won't do (just because I hate editing). This outing was more therapuetic than anything else for me. We evacuated to Houston and had been sitting in a hotel room for 6 days. I just went to the track to forget about the death & destruction that I'm going back to later this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurbeauxREX
    Thanks for the kind words, guys. Your comments regarding cropping, etc are well received. The images posted here and in my gallery were straight from the camera. I wanted to post them up ASAP as I had a couple of the mini-bike kids calling me asking "I'm so & so on bike XYZ.. Where's my picture?" So, no time for editing.

    coolbeans: equipment - Canon 1D (original) w/ 70-200 2.8 L IS & 550 EX flash on the sky shots.

    Ben: your comments on the fill-flash are well-received. I used it on the shots with the sky in the back ground; however, this was a tough shot due to shooting into the direction of the sun and wanting to maintain a slow shutter speed. I believe all of them were at 1/160th and slower. That was the best balance that I could acheive using only the cameras LCD and histogram. Not perfect, but plenty to work with, which I probably won't do (just because I hate editing). This outing was more therapuetic than anything else for me. We evacuated to Houston and had been sitting in a hotel room for 6 days. I just went to the track to forget about the death & destruction that I'm going back to later this week.

    Peace,

    Curtis

    Sorry to hear that Curtis . Photography / motorsports is definetly a good getaway I am sure. Hope all is well.
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    Very cool, as usual. Must be nice to get out like you said and forget about the recent events.
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    Thanks, Josh & Ben. Actually, we returned home on Wednesday night (9/07). Spent the day yesterday checking on my Dad's house and shooting pics in the surrounding areas - Metairie & Kenner in Jefferson Parish; pretty ugly. Military Police and National Guard are everywhere. I'll post some pics in a new thread as soon I as go through them.

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