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    Posted: 07 Oct 2014 at 7:47pm
Hello all,

I took the trip up to Brands Hatch this weekend for the motorbike racing event for the two days, Its been a while since I last was at a track which was in Australia! Its so different over here with the tracks and what everyone can do.

Well most of theses where taken though a fence and only a few points I managed to get to where there was nothing in the way.

I shoot all of this on my 1D mark III and 5D mark III the lenses I used where 2x extender III, 24-105L f/4 IS, 70-200 f/2.8 IS II and 300 f/2.8 IS mk1.
My focal range ranged from 40mm to 600mm with my shutter speeds going from 1/25th to 1/320th.

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If you have any questions just ask :) and if you can see something I should do different post up, I will not bite you head off lol

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Simon
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G'day Simon,

A nice series, I think #5 is my favourite, because of the nice side lighting and probably the colour of the bike. Although the lime green stripe around the helmet is close to being blown out. You might like to see if you can recover some of the colours there with an adjustment brush in LR.

In #1, you forgot your watermark. Really nice PP work on this one.

Photographically wise, good to see that you have kept up to the usual high standard that we have come to expect.

Great work.

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Thank you Craig,

I think with the blown out sections a polarising filter would have helped but I just haven't purchased one for this lens yet.

I'm glad you like it, by this time of the day he was really pushing his limits which caused him to run wide.

Haha I did to! I wonder how that happened as it went though a batch applying system.

Thank you mate, I think you will be seeing more from theses UK tracks as I found someone to work for... not paid because they are small.

Also this is what I was shooting though for most of the days up there.
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G'day Simon,

The question I would be asking myself about the work is, do they get paid for the photos they provide? If the answer is yes, then, so should you. If they are selling your work, then you should be paid for the work you supply. Just my opinion, you still need to eat and pay your bills.

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Originally posted by horizon

G'day Simon,

The question I would be asking myself about the work is, do they get paid for the photos they provide? If the answer is yes, then, so should you. If they are selling your work, then you should be paid for the work you supply. Just my opinion, you still need to eat and pay your bills.

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Hi Craig,

I've though about that as well but currently they do everything for free but I've been told not long ago that I will get paid later on down the line. I will only provide them will a small handful worth of photos at web size then the rest go on my site for sale, Its an agreement we worked out but I will get that in writing and sign it before I start.

I have been told they will promote me after each event.

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I had a go at re-editing this photo I wanted to make the bike stand out in the shot and get rid of the washed out track look.





This is the original version before editing.
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works well for me - nice and contrasty!
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Thank you Johann
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Post Options Post Options   Quote horizon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 1:33pm
G'day Simon,

With the black point set the image also looks sharper than the original (this is what usually happens with the black point set). Looks much better with the saturation boost as well and blacks are black not grey.

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Cheers Craig, I think I will have to do more of this effect on certain shots in the future.
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