Trying to be creative at a bike race with the X100

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Ray Sachs
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Trying to be creative at a bike race with the X100

Our little town has a criterium race every summer that really brings in everyone from the surrounding area, as well as lots of top regional pros (and a few national ones). Its always a lot of fun. This year I walked up (the course comes within about two blocks of my place) for about an hour just on the edge of darkness, so I started shooting in good light and continued until it was pretty dark. And the shooting went from some stopped action to a lot of motion blur and panning as it got darker and shutter speeds necessarily got slower. And those blurred and panned shots turned out to be my favorites! Anyway, here's what I got - all processed in various different ways in Color Efex Pro - the colors are manipulated a bit, but the "special effects" are straight out of the camera...

To set the scene:

A couple of standard racing shots in good light:

Little bit of people watching:

And, finally, the blurred and panned shots...

-Ray
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