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Indiana University Little 500 - "World's Greatest College Weekend"
Indiana University Little 500 - "World's Greatest College Weekend"
tojlewis


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bicycles (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 LD Aspherical IF for Nikon
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, Armstrong Stadium
Date: Apr 10, 2007
Aperture: f32
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2007

I took so many pictures it was hard for me to pick. You always have second thoughts in these situations, I hope this was the right choice. I think that this really picks up the atmosphere of the race. This picture is actually just practice, if you can't tell by the empty seats in the background, but they pretty much practice at full speed. These guys are going for it. If you don't know anything about this race I would suggest a quick wiki-search for "little 500".
Anyway, just a couple of adjustments...Slight curves and levels, small saturation increase to bring out the colorful jerseys a touch and lightened to allow for a little less glare in the whites.

focal length was 78mm if anyone cares

Statistics
Place: 136 out of 174
Avg (all users): 4.9798
Avg (commenters): 5.3750
Avg (participants): 4.8596
Avg (non-participants): 5.0284
Views since voting: 966
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 198
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/16/2007 11:29:13 AM
I like the creativity to this image. There could be a little less distracting elements in the background, so that the subjects are more clearly focused on, but overall nice job.
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04/14/2007 09:25:34 PM
this photo really conveys speed
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04/14/2007 09:24:13 PM
True! The weekend went by so fast that it was a blur. :)
04/14/2007 03:05:13 PM
might be better if you left the background blurred and the bikes clear, but i like the originality
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04/13/2007 08:51:49 PM
Scoreboard is too distracting. Maybe a crop would have helped.
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04/13/2007 05:18:27 PM
I would have prefered the background to be blurred and the cyclists in focus.
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04/13/2007 02:49:50 PM
I like the captured motion.
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04/13/2007 12:41:17 PM
Nice strong colours, interesting choice of going for motion blur and static background.
As the background has quite a lot of lines and distractions (goal on the right, red frame on the left, building showing through the trees etc), I think I would have been more tempted to pan with the cyclists, keep their colour and vibrancy, and blur the background. This is obviously personal taste though :- )
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/13/2007 12:15:14 PM
The 'Indiana Uni' sign takes your attention away from the subjects. Would have been better shot from somewhere else and without the sign.
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04/13/2007 09:38:53 AM
Hmmm... I'd like this more if it was a panned shot focused on the lead biker.
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04/12/2007 09:08:35 AM
personally, I don't care for the extreme motion blur ... wish you'd stopped the action a bit more to bring out the details in the bikes
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04/12/2007 04:34:35 AM
This would be an incredoubly powerful shot if the cyclist were in focus. If they were i'd have given it a 9, but as it is i'll give it a 6, because of the great colours! : ) .
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04/11/2007 08:54:17 PM
Maybe a little less blur?
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04/11/2007 05:01:36 PM
This could have been a great picture
04/11/2007 02:22:48 PM
Memories of my favorite movie- "Breaking Away".
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/11/2007 12:00:04 PM
I think this image would be better if it were less blurry.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/11/2007 11:51:49 AM
nice
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04/11/2007 11:14:53 AM
If you wanted to include the background, I would have chosen a higher shutter speed to freeze the bikers. Otherwise, pan the shot to freeze the bikers.
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04/11/2007 12:52:06 AM
super cool!!! 8
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