2009 04-07 Today I was all set to race, but when I began to warm up, my seat made a popping sound. Not good. I checked it out, and rode a bit further until it did it again. Very not good. I got off, wiggled it a bit, and the entire thing popped right off the seat post. So, needless to say, no racing for me. On the other hand, because the race is a short circuit with three groups running at once, I was able to try some different things. This one is a long exposure of one of my teammates (Dustin) taking a drink. These are really tough to get right, and I racked up 20-30 pictures and this was the only one that came out with the effect I was shooting for. I PS'd up some contrast and lowered the saturation.
Update: I’m a bit of an aperature priority junkie. I find that it’s the easiest way to get my pictures to come out how I plan. In this case, shutter priority would’ve been fine. For aperature priority, I pointed my camera in the vicinity of the picture, and used the metering in the viewfinder to find a shutter speed I was looking for by changing the aperature. I had to turn off ISO auto, but didn’t remember to drop my ISO back to 200 or 100.
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From Daily photos 2009