London Marathon. !!!56K Warning!!!

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  1. iandrews

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    Didn't manage to get up for the early challenge today. Mainly because it was the London Marathon, and the road I live on was closed off as they run on it, so nowhere to go!

    Here are a few (well 12) shots. All were taken with my 400D and kit lens.

    1. Leading Elite Ladies.

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    2 & 3. Leading Elite Men.

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    4, 5 & 6. Dropped the shutter speed to 1/60 sec (I think) and tried a bit of panning.

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    7, 8 & 9. A few of the (mad) people wearing a costume, it was very warm just standing let alone running.

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    10. They just keep coming. It's like this for about 2 hours.

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    11 & 12. Tiring to be "Arty".

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    Ian.
     
  2. denno75uk

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    And it worked too. Very nice shot. Looks like a pro ad photo.
    If only you could have gotten a bit further to the right to get more runners in, it may have filled the background a bit better.
    Also like your panning shots. Very well executed.

    And all done with the 'humble' kit lens too. You should repost some of these shots next time you see someone knocking that 18-55. Nice colour, contrast and plenty sharp.
     
  3. iandrews

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    Thanks. At the time I took this photo the people were running past at a great rate of knots. Some were also coming onto the pavement where I was standing. So in taking the photo I moved as far out of there way as I could so that I didn't get trampled on. But in doing so, as you say, I haven't get the background with as many runners.
    Also I took the shot blind. I crouched down, focused on the bottle, then moved the camera to make it off centre, all without looking through the eyepiece.

    Forgot to say that the only PP done was to crop the photos, re-size, and then apply a bit of sharpening.

    Ian.
     
  4. jonnypb

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    and who says you can't get good shots with the kit lens!

    some nice pics :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi ya

    Some good shots there :thumbsup:

    Cheers Holo:smashin: :smashin:
     
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    My fav is No3. Like the fact that the background is in motion and also that one of the runners is. It's also a really nicely balanced composition. Very nice.
    Maybe I should let go of my fear to use the kit lens and take off my nifty fifty for a change.
     
  7. senu

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    Very Nice pics there: Covered quite a few styles too

    Given the spontaneity ( No press badge with vantage viewpoint with blazing ID mark III at 10fps :rotfl:) .. I think you've done well :smashin:
     

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