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Something like 90% of the time I ride alone, and ride in some pretty scenic areas. A lot of times I'll see a great view and think "all that needs is for a rider to be in the picture". So, quite often, and with varied levels of success, this will involve rigging up the self timer and trying to catch an "action" shot, (opposed to standing and posing shot). Anybody else do this? Post them up! Any hints or ideas too.

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I'm a little embarassed to admit how many of these I've taken. I used to attempt it a lot but don't have the patience for it as much lately.

Here's a couple.
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2582527185/" title="Mt. Moriah 030 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2582527185_e5ffac2ac0_o.jpg" width="900" height="675" alt="Mt. Moriah 030"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3159411216/" title="StGeorgeLV 036ce by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/3159411216_e4cd7c7f5d_o.jpg" width="863" height="674" alt="StGeorgeLV 036ce"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3460613571/" title="Spring break 09 031 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3496/3460613571_e08b6a7e83_o.jpg" width="899" height="553" alt="Spring break 09 031"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4391893616/" title="512 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4391893616_7ebddde814_o.jpg" width="900" height="675" alt="512"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5030741247/" title="El Guapo 053 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/5030741247_ce9581b5b7_o.jpg" width="900" height="675" alt="El Guapo 053"></a>
 

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Wow, there is some great work there guys. I know about not having the patience to do it, why does it seem that the best/flowiest/sections of the trails are often where you want to take the shot? Or, more often, there isn't a suitable rock/tree/shrub to stick the camera on.

Anyway, keep them coming!
 

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Wow, there is some great work there guys. I know about not having the patience to do it, why does it seem that the best/flowiest/sections of the trails are often where you want to take the shot? Or, more often, there isn't a suitable rock/tree/shrub to stick the camera on.

Anyway, keep them coming!
I have been thinking of getting one of these: http://joby.com/gorillapod
 

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Come on scrub... show us some of your stuff. IIRC you've posted some pretty good Tim R shots in the past. Or are you ashamed to admit you've dabbled in this narcissistic behavior....:thumbsup:

ok..ok.. if you won't post one of your's, I will.
I think this one was a timer shot. Pretty impressive.
 

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Damn, i love the creativity on some of the self shot pics...got me wondering how they were done.

I've only attempted this once and i even did a report on it awhile back. Given that my point and shoot only has a 10 second buffer, needless to say it made things a little bit interesting.

 

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Come on scrub... show us some of your stuff. IIRC you've posted some pretty good Tim R shots in the past. Or are you ashamed to admit you've dabbled in this narcissistic behavior....:thumbsup:

ok..ok.. if you won't post one of your's, I will.
I think this one was a timer shot. Pretty impressive.
Yes yes you are the master!
 

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Self timer action shots - a true test of your patience!


My camera takes up to 9 sequential shots with the self timer, even with that this one took me about a dozen attempts (and I'm still making a funny face :p )

Another way to use the self timer:



Trail is in Townsville, Australia
 
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