Stuart Ord  


Race On by Stuart Ord

November 2021 - Race On

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“Race on”


This is another picture from our holiday in Dorset. When we checked into a campsite near Weymouth, we were told that if we stayed we had to leave before 8am or stay on the site until after 12am due to a road race taking place. The cyclists were passing directly past the site, so I sat for an hour snapping them as they went past. Lots of time to try different lenses and setting! I like this one best as the short focal length gave exaggerated perspective, but my shutter was a bit too quick to get much motion blur.

Olympus M1ii, Lumix 7-14mm lens at 7mm, 1/1250 sec at f5, ISO400. Processed from jpg in Affinity and NIK Silver Efex.


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7 comments posted




Don York   Don York
Great shot, but I agree the distortion of the first bike is significant, unless they really are racing with smaller rear wheels?   Posted: 11/09/2021 09:50:05



Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
I hadn't noticed that! The wheels were the same size. The perspective exaggeration is greatest closest to the camera.   Posted: 11/09/2021 13:31:01



Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
What a great photographic opportunity! The wide angle perspective with all three riders is very effective.   Posted: 11/11/2021 10:09:29



John Roach   John Roach
This is an excellent Image I have no comments I think the perspective is really cool it gives a sense of motion and relationship of passing bicyclists and the tonality is right on excellent excellent image   Posted: 11/17/2021 11:00:26



Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
I like the distortion. Perhaps a blurred background would help too.   Posted: 11/20/2021 16:18:05



Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
I think the lines of the road and some clouds seem suggest motion even absent blurring. I like the varied facial expressions, too. Good capture.   Posted: 11/20/2021 19:07:20



Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
The facial expressions were comical in their variety as the event passed. Some were clearly struggling to do as well as they could, others were out for a fun Sunday jaunt it seemed. All got my respect as it was a Strongman event, swimming, cycling and running. Made me tired just thinking about it.   Posted: 11/21/2021 03:40:31