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    Posted: 10 August 2008 at 07:18
A friend and I went over to Shady Valley today to shoot some motorcycles. Here is a small sample of some of the better shots that I have already went through. Probably more to come on this, as I have a TON of images to go through now!!!

First time I have ever tried panning much at all. Man, it that hard to get used to? Shot mostly in S mode with shutter around 1/250.
enjoy

(BTW...check out the sparks coming from the knee puck in the last image.)















 



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I like the second one very much. You captured the motion of the scene very well
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 August 2008 at 13:15
Is it my imagination or did the same rider go past you three different times, going in the same direction each time?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote p0larbear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 August 2008 at 14:26
same rider SEVERAL times.
they like to run the road hard and fast.
I have over 700 shots total, and most of them are the same 4-5 riders.
They like showing off, and they like seeing pics of themselves!!
I was thankful that they were willing to run several times.
Let us get lots of practice!

It is very similar to Deals Gap "Tail of the Dragon"
you can do a youtube search and find all kinds of videos of people running both sections of road.
Shady Valley is about a 1 hour drive for us, where the Dragon is is about a 3 hour drive.
suposedly 489 turns within a 12 mile radius of the "crossroads" in shady valley!!
Tail of the dragon is 318 turns in ll miles. (US129)
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Nice captures, I think I've ridden that road but am not positive since I've been all over down there several years ago. Ridden the dragon numerous times but usually it's so crowded it takes the fun away from it. The only time I rode it and enjoyed it was a week day around dusk with not another soul around. The Cherohala would be my pick of roads in that area. I'm more of a sweeper kind of rider than tight twisties like the dragon. We got spanked on the dragon one time by a guy on a 1800 goldwing. I've never seen anyone ride a big bike like that, hanging off and all. It turns out he's some local that has spanked sport bike riders so I didn't feel too bad. He was fun to watch from behind for the short time I was able to watch him
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Post Options Post Options   Quote p0larbear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 August 2008 at 17:49
was he on a yellow Wing??
if so...I have seen videos of him....dude is the bomb
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote p0larbear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 August 2008 at 01:46
Here are the shots that both the friend and I made.
These are posted on his website for sale, and he did all the post processing on all the shots so they would all have the same "feel" to them.

http://proofs.dragonflydigital.org/p938114589/

You will be able to tell which shots are mine based on the "Sony DSC" tag below the pictures. All other shots of his were with a C*n*n 1DIIn with a 70-200 f2.8 L IS USM.
Please let me know what you think!!


Edited by p0larbear - 16 August 2008 at 01:47
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