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post #21 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-08-2020, 12:22 PM
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2,4,7,8 - either of the 4 look good.

I was just there on September 28th - ended up buying a couple of images as well. One was in the full sun, you can see every single bug that died getting me down there from Minnesota. The other is in shade, you can't see my face as well, but the motorcycle looks clean. So I have a sharp/bright/bug-filled image and a sharp/shaded/looks-clean image.

The plan was to go through 129 only once, but I messed up on my map reading, booked a hotel in Knoxville, and then realized that the best way back to the hotel I'd just booked was to turn around and go back through The Dragon again.. at dusk. The road sure was a lot quieter as it was getting close to sunset!

The following day I rode the Cherohala Skyway... in the rain... in 42-degree weather. That was less fun, but still a good day.
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2,4,7,8 - either of the 4 look good.

I was just there on September 28th - ended up buying a couple of images as well. One was in the full sun, you can see every single bug that died getting me down there from Minnesota. The other is in shade, you can't see my face as well, but the motorcycle looks clean. So I have a sharp/bright/bug-filled image and a sharp/shaded/looks-clean image.

The plan was to go through 129 only once, but I messed up on my map reading, booked a hotel in Knoxville, and then realized that the best way back to the hotel I'd just booked was to turn around and go back through The Dragon again.. at dusk. The road sure was a lot quieter as it was getting close to sunset!

The following day I rode the Cherohala Skyway... in the rain... in 42-degree weather. That was less fun, but still a good day.
Yea our option was to take 75 to 411 to 129 and ride through the Dragon going in and coming home..or ride thru the Natl Park,/Gatlinburg. So we ended up riding the Dragon 3 times because it was also the way to get to the Foothills Parkway.

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If itís your first Gap photo then #2 and as mentioned, photoshop the other stuff in the background. If it is not your first good one then #7 is my choice as I love the other bikes all going through there with you as you get a feel for ride. Just got back from there and have so many past photos that look like #1 I would be buying #7 for sure as itís a great perspective.
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If itís your first Gap photo then #2 and as mentioned, photoshop the other stuff in the background. If it is not your first good one then #7 is my choice as I love the other bikes all going through there with you as you get a feel for ride. Just got back from there and have so many past photos that look like #1 I would be buying #7 for sure as itís a great perspective.

Definitly not my first..I have photos from there going back to 2009 on several different bikes lol

How was your trip to Ohio?

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Ferret if you are getting 2 pictures then (unfortunately only these two are "half decent"):
2. 129Slayer.com
7. Killboy.com #3

Considering that these (Photo) guys are there to make some money, it's disappointing how poor quality of the pictures they provide, none of the pictures are a good representation of "bike in motion", instead they are just "bikes frozen in time" (with poor exposures and with no background and wheel spokes blur, to indicate some motion).
I would suggest next time get your friends to take some pictures of you by simply using smartphones or cameras, I can guarantee you the pictures will be far better (and cheaper)

below are three examples of how "bike in motion" should be captured

P.S. sorry didn't mean to spoil the "picture selection process" for you, I am sure the trip was awesome and the pictures will serve the purpose in your collection :-)
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Dragon's a great ride but I don't like the quality of those pics soooooo LET'S DO IT AGAIN---YEA!!! (for better pics of course)

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Definitly not my first..I have photos from there going back to 2009 on several different bikes lol

How was your trip to Ohio?
Hello Ferret! I hope life is treating you well. Unfortunately we never got up to Ohio this time. We did take a fantastic trip over 2000 miles and 6 states. I am really looking forward to getting up that way sometime soon and appreciate all your help with all the roads and places to see when I do make it. Thanks again!
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Definitely #5.

All the others that are properly lit have distracting stuff and/or other riders in the background (and I don't like #3's background as much as the similar #5).
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It takes practice to use a slow shutter speed 1/60th or 1/125th of a sec., and get the bike crisp. You must pan perfectly with the bike. Some lenses that have image stabilization will have a setting for stabilization during panning. I got a lot of practice panning at the Rolex 24 IMSA race in Daytona. You will have a lot of misses, but the ones that you do right are really good shots with a crisp, sharp image of the car or bike, with nice background blur and wheel blur. Really empasizes the speed of the vehicle.
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