A77 and the power of the crop

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Michael W00d
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A77 and the power of the crop
Sep 17, 2012

Yesterday I went out to capture the final moments of the Tour of Britain Cycle Road Race – 8 days, 1360km. The event was about to reach its climax in Guildford High Street with a final sprint up the steep cobbled hill. I decided to take the competitors passing under the 17thC clock on the Guildhall, less than 100m from the finish line. I arrived 5½ hours early to get the best location and never moved even 1 foot from my position throughout my wait. The images had to be taken at full arm’s length to get an unimpeded view. That wasn’t easy because aligning the camera in live view in portrait mode involves adjusting it in non-intuitive ways.

Here are 3 of the images taken - all at 1/2000 sec, ISO Auto with ISO 800 max with the CZ16-80mm. I was impressed by image 3 which is a crop of image 2. It demonstrates the benefit of having 25MP when one wants to highlight part of an image.

Michael

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