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I agree that the second of the OPs shots is the better one for all the reasons you stated, Schwany: focus, leaning away versus in, and able to see the face. The one you posted as an example certainly clarifies that quite a bit. I try to do the same when I'm shooting adventure races or the Texas High School Mountain Bike League's photos.
I'll keep that in mind about Fred Miranda, as well.
Thanks for sharing,
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