Month: August 2016

Aug. 29, 2016

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Vote for me! Dear friends, help me out and visit – http://www.overlandexpo.com/coolride – and click the heart under my Tacoma.

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Aug. 24, 2016

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I did my first mountain bike race since late February, as I suspected I am not in race shape. I stayed with the leaders till the first real climb, then fell back, finishing 7th. I was just over 4 minutes behind the winner, I am not unhappy, my average speed was 11.5mph and I felt strong for most of the race.

POD – panning. One of the iconic images from the Rio Olympics is a panning photo of Usian Bolt – http://www.wexphotographic.com/blog/behind-that-usain-bolt-image-getty-cameron

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One thing I am amazed by is the difference in one stop of shutter speed, the top image is 1/30 and the bottom 1/60. When I give the panning assignment to my students, I stress the importance of the subject sharpness even when panning. I am not sure the Bolt picture is tack, but love the fact several photographers “played” while shooting the Olympics.

Aug. 23, 2016

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I remembered I had the Canon wide angle adapter for my Canon G7 camera and decided to play with it on my micro 4/3 camera. For this it looked good….

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This is a full frame image of the just the 14mm lens

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This is the same shot with the wide angle adapter on the 14mm. The center is tack sharp, but notice the edge blur? A cool effect, but not what I was hoping for….

Aug. 21, 2016

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A foggy start to an early ride.

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Then helping Clay mount his Flippac camper like mine….

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His is an older model (guess late 1980’s or early 90s) and the truck cabs must have been shorter, the Flippac is resting on the roof.

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Problem solving 101. PVC board to the rescue.