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Witty McWitterson
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That effect is called panning. Higher shutter speed will capture the subject quite sharply, while the background will be blurred as thats not the focus of the shot.

Yes FE, it is a nice shot. Quite nice.
 

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I thought it was because the background is moving faster relative to the film than the rider.

Anyway, I've seen good climbers do hard routes/boulder problems in birks/tennies with no problem too. Some of you goobers are badd ass in house slippers I bet.
 

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wolfy said:
I thought it was because the background is moving faster relative to the film than the rider.
Yes it's very OK.

Two effects show up in the photo. Slow shutter speed to blur the background with movement, background out of focus, focus on the rider, and flash to freeze him.
 

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It was 1/125s with auto aperature. Probaby f2.8 in the forest, I'd imagine. I also set -1.0 stops of flash exposure comp. The internal camera flash was disabled.

The SB-50DX stobe I have is pretty decent, but the Coolpix 5400 has a harder time coping with it than any Canon that I've used. I'm going to try a diffuser...
 

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Fast Eddy said:
If it was a $1000 camera, I might agree with you. How 'bout if I paid $200 new with warranty for a 5Mpixel camera? I'm thinking it's good enough to drag around in the camelbak...
No shiit... it looks great! :cool:

You can reduce the blue-ish with color balance in PhotoSlop.
 

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Yep, looks good

Here we have a case of:

It's the rider, not the shoes and

It's the photographer, not the camera.

Does he ride like this all the time? Good shot!

Fast Eddy said:
If it was a $1000 camera, I might agree with you. How 'bout if I paid $200 new with warranty for a 5Mpixel camera? I'm thinking it's good enough to drag around in the camelbak...
 

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nice shootin', Martini

the subject is Andy aka cRaShMaSteR here on mtbr.

He was seen at Sea Otter last year in the same sandals, racing a fixed gear bike in the SS xc race. Again, several crash sessions followed...

he's one of those fearless riders who wil try anything and always gets the rest of the group to move off the trail to witness his stunts. Well, almost everyone ;)
 

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Fast Eddy said:
If it was a $1000 camera, I might agree with you. How 'bout if I paid $200 new with warranty for a 5Mpixel camera? I'm thinking it's good enough to drag around in the camelbak...
Now now, don't get all dander'd up.
 
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