Folder of Nikon shots from Bike Week in Daytona

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by albert_smith, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. Here is a small group of shots from Bike Week in Daytona.
    I used an old FE2 and two lenses, a 24mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/2.0, both AIS. I used the 24mm zone-focused and shot from the hip from within just a few feet for very close candids. The 85mm allowed for nice extraction of people from the clutter with selective focus.
    Please take a look, and let me know what you think.
    Link to folder
  2. Nice shots, Al. Didn't know you're into fashion photography... ;-)

    I liked the way you used your 24mm lens vertically (as a 35mm). I assume you used your old technique of shooting from the hip with a 35mm focal length, when you used the 24 in vertical orientation. I ought to try that sometime myself.

    The only distraction in some of the photos were the hexagonal out of focus highlights. Can you not get those erased in PS?

    Good job, once again, and thanks for sharing the pictures, f8bthere...

    Kind regards -- dev.
  3. Great work, looks like my shooting style except I use 2 bodies and 2 zooms. You sure had to move fast to get these. Keep it up!
  4. "Never in the field of human conduct have so many shed so much for some brew." --Winston Hill Church

    The 24mm tattoo shot is the best of the bunch, I think, although the biker chick with the mirror shades does show off the 85mm (among other things).

    Have fun...
  5. Although you didn't put the camera to your eye, didn't the people still notice your taking picture of them because of the shutter sound? I haven't used FE2 but if I try that with my FM2, I bet they can hear the camera at that kind of distance. By the way, nice shots.
  6. ...didn't the people still notice your taking picture of them because of the shutter sound?
    Many times they did, but by the time they heard the shutter, the shot was on the film. From there, I smile and say "thank you", which has never resulted in any problems. With the 24mm lens, I was shooting from 3 to 4 feet, and I really missed the sound level of my Leica M6.

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