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Photography Thread

Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
edited September 2019 in The cake stop
So. Secteur's request for camera advice - and the subsequent response - shows that we potentially have a few members here who are into photography as well as cycling.

I frequent another forum and we have a Photography Thread, where we share photos, tips, advice, critique of each other's work. It's not a photography forum, but it became apparent that a good few members were into it. Would something similar here be well-received, do we think? Shall I start the ball rolling with at least a photo of cycling?

29431376540_001b4432b4_k.jpgWiggo by Ben H, on Flickr

It would be great to see other people's work as it's one of the greatest sources of inspiration.
Ben

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  • narbsnarbs Posts: 584
    Good idea Ben and a great image to kick off.

    A couple more loosely connected to cycling......
    28607876494_7d1bcc95a4_c.jpgBikepacking by Jon, on Flickr

    24407584329_256d8dac57_c.jpgAlpe d'Huez in the mist by Jon, on Flickr
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
    Ah thanks for chiming in, narbs!

    I love "Bikepacking". The grain is lovely and I really like the movement of the people, unaware that you have your camera ready!
    Ben

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  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
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    a few of mine from the tour
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • narbsnarbs Posts: 584
    It's been a great year for cycling photography books.

    Guy Andrews' Magnum compendium and Camille Macmillan's retrospective 'The Circus' would win in most years I reckon, but then Michael Blann released 'Mountains'. If you don't have a copy, buy one.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Volta algarve 2016

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    iPad mini snapshot, it's not about the camera :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
    Froome on his way to winning on Mt Ventoux in 2013
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    I have been a bit lazy with my camera of late really do need to start again

    my Flickr photosteam https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,010
    Not bike related... but this spot just down the coast is a favourite..

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  • Well this thread is certainly making me want to get my camera back out & start taking better photos!

    Great shots folks!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,010
    And this one... caught a nice little lightning storm cell in the distance out over the bay one evening...

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  • narbsnarbs Posts: 584
    A couple more.....

    22627801412_f0f74dce32_c.jpgSevern Bridge by Jon, on Flickr

    14741672779_1c53342047_c.jpgMillennium Centre, Cardiff by Jon, on Flickr
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    nice work lads!
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Bee on a wild aspagus flower, cheap Sony cybershot w630

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    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
    These are great! Thanks for getting on board and sharing. :)

    Another couple from me:

    27894315965_605fd61612_k.jpgA proper Mini by Ben H, on Flickr

    29136425210_66fda6e40a_k.jpgTrees by night b/w by Ben H, on Flickr
    Ben

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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    ^
    O Winston link inspired? :D
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
    I just checked out his work. Excellent.

    I love the results of shooting in b/w and at a high ISO. Inspired by Daidō Moriyama and accepting I'll never get anywhere near! :)

    28743106562_6d95d86b29_k.jpgKite flying by Ben H, on Flickr
    Ben

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,248
    What a good idea this thread.

    Nice shot of the Bee T47.

    Some great photo's here. I'm still getting to know my new Sony acquisition. Here's one I took in the Galloway hills.
    Didn't quite get the contrast that I got 2 seconds before I took the shot as the sun hit that Drumlin :roll:

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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
    Lots of lines to follow in that one ^^^. Beautiful scenery as well!
    Ben

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,248
    Cheers Ben. Those gravel tracks go on for miles. Makes me want to get a CX bike.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tenohfivetenohfive Posts: 152
    Since we're off cycling (of which I've no photography experience) I'll chuck a few of my landscape efforts into the mix:

    29640417555_1dbaffbd68_c.jpgBlea Tarn by tenohfive^, on Flickr


    28605615494_85e5d99ed5_c.jpgHeather on Illgill Head by tenohfive^, on Flickr
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,248
    tenohfive wrote:
    Since we're off cycling (of which I've no photography experience) I'll chuck a few of my landscape efforts into the mix:

    29640417555_1dbaffbd68_c.jpg

    That's a stunning shot. Highlands somewhere?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tenohfivetenohfive Posts: 152
    Blea Tarn, round the corner from Great Langdale. Or keeping it vaguely cycling-geography related, the Wrynose and Hardknott passes.

    And thanks. It's a lovely spot.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
    Great shots!
    Ben

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  • narbsnarbs Posts: 584
    tenohfive wrote:

    Love this! Too often you see landscapes and just think 'yeah, nice view' but this gets the light perfectly, just picking out the ridge-line.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,010
    Coast drive just down the road a bit...

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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    A cicada, the noisy little blighters you hear but never see...

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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,010
    We had a plague of these a year or so back... there's a large Brachychiton Acerifolius in the front yard, which has huge seed pods. These critters love 'em...

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,248
    Nice bridge shot WS. How did you get the curvature?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,010
    pinno wrote:
    Nice bridge shot WS. How did you get the curvature?

    Thank you Pinno! "Fish-eye" lens. I use a Sony NEX-7 or a6000 camera body with a variety of lenses. This one is an 8mm Rokinon, surprisingly good image quality considering it's relatively inexpensive. They're fun for very close up (odd) perspectives but I like what they do on landscape shots too... Here's an example of the same scene, one taken with a standard wide angle lens (Zeiss 24mm), and the second with the fish eye..

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,248
    You walked 60 yds backwards for the second!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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