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Skate The Bay International Speed Skating Marathon


Skate The Bay International Speed Skating Marathon
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The Skate The Bay International Speed Skating Marathon was held here on Irondequoit Bay this past weekend. I went with a group of friends to see what it was all about and I was able to capture this skater in a reasonably sharp image. He was the lead skater and was well ahead of all the competition. I've seen a lot of pictures from the competition of these speedskaters and noticed no fine details in the faces of the skaters. In contrast my Olympus equipment even lets me see the 5 o'clock shadow on this skater's face. This is my first effort at any kind of sport related photography.

Photographer: Kevin Dude
Folder: My E500 Landscapes
Uploaded: 10-Feb-2009 23:47 CET
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Camera: Olympus E500
Exposure time: 1/640 Sec
Aperture: 4.5
Focal length: 84mm (168mm)
Lens: Olympus ZD 40-150mm
Focusing method: iESP
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Resized and resharpened with Olympus Master 2.0. Framed with PaintShop Pro XI.
Image resized to: 768x987

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Good timing

It's amazing what you managed to do. The skater is perfectly framed and in focus - you pressed the shutter in exactly the right instant. I guess you had a lot of light, since you took this shot at ISO 100 and 1/640s. You might experiment for the future with some motion blur or with camera panning (which however only makes sense if the background has some structure).

Alfred Molon at 22:33 CET on 19-Feb-2009 [Reply]