Exhibit A: Why photographers hate stakes around the track

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7/18/2010 11:59 AM

This shot of JG should explain it all.

Oh, and this kink is a VERY fast section headed into turn three at Millville. I love how laid over he is. The stake? Not so much.

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7/18/2010 12:04 PM

Those yellow track markers are really lame. I remember the first year at Lakewood all the riders were running them over at the start of the downhill sweeper. There were about 5 or 6 missing by the end of practice. With all the banners what is the point?

Good action shot none the less.

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7/18/2010 12:08 PM

Photoshop?

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7/18/2010 12:09 PM

(Scratching head) What exactly do you think it PS'd on there?

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7/18/2010 12:10 PM

can we photoshop some blood squirting out?

Where's Camstyn?


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7/18/2010 12:14 PM

Bitchin shot minus the yellow crap. The section is really fast and it gets chop like no other yet they keep it pinned.

But you should try shooting from the standpoint of the average fan, some idiot waving in front of you, someone next to you bumping into you and spilling his beer on your camera, then trying to shoot over the head of said pro photographers and the yellow stakes! haha

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7/18/2010 12:14 PM

GuyB wrote:

(Scratching head) What exactly do you think it PS'd on there?

I am guessing he was saying photoshop the stake out.

Great shot, minus the stake.

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7/18/2010 12:19 PM

panic revver wrote:

I am guessing he was saying photoshop the stake out.

Great shot, minus the stake.

Gotcha. The problem is, it goes over a section of his arm, and that would be hard to fill...and probably not worth the effort.

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7/18/2010 12:20 PM

Agree Steve. They ruined the shot.
At the GP's we also have the green fencing to deal with. Can be really annoying.

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7/18/2010 12:29 PM

We had a thread like this on our local Nor-Cal forum after Hangtown. Photos by Casey Sherman or Squid48 on Vital.

Exhibit A
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Photoshopped
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7/18/2010 12:31 PM

you should see how much the fans hate the fences that push them back 100yards from the action!

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7/18/2010 12:36 PM

redrider111 wrote:

We had a thread like this on our local Nor-Cal forum after Hangtown. Photos by Casey Sherman or Squid48 on Vital.

Exhibit A
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Gotcha. If you're going to the trouble of removing the stake, why not get the cable holding up the overhead structure, too? wink

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7/18/2010 12:38 PM

And the overhead structure
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7/18/2010 12:43 PM

GuyB wrote:

Gotcha. If you're going to the trouble of removing the stake, why not get the cable holding up the overhead structure, too? wink

Haha.. very true. I think you can get away with a cable, but the stakes are just annoying. Seems like they draw your attention away from the photo. I had a problem with some at Hangtown and I was shooting from the fence. I really don't see that big of a use for them. The riders just blow through them anyways.

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7/18/2010 12:44 PM

And raise his elbow a bit while you're at it.

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7/18/2010 12:46 PM

GuyB wrote:

And raise his elbow a bit while you're at it.

How about some black spokes?

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7/18/2010 12:53 PM

Just get closer to the track and lean in. The bikes don't hit you that hard when they miss the turn.

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7/18/2010 12:57 PM

TFS wrote:

Just get closer to the track and lean in. The bikes don't hit you that hard when they miss the turn.

Yeah, it'll only sting for a second...then the blackness should take over... smile

That section is really fast, and Josh was killing it there.

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7/18/2010 1:01 PM

Emig owns him though in the bar drag photo competition.

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7/18/2010 1:07 PM

Blake wrote:

Emig owns him though in the bar drag photo competition.

I wasn't trying to compare the two. Emig's was more of a corner, this was a kink in a straightaway, and an interesting direction change...while still being pretty flat.

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7/18/2010 1:13 PM

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7/18/2010 1:46 PM

Quit your whining, I wish that was the only problem I had taking moto photos.

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7/18/2010 2:07 PM

Awesome picture!

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7/18/2010 2:13 PM

I was expecting a shot of my nutsack. Haha

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7/18/2010 2:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/18/2010 11:12 PM

I also gave it a try :-)
Really nice shot by the way!!!



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7/18/2010 2:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/18/2010 2:49 PM

swap wrote:

I was expecting a shot of my nutsack. Haha

The really *REALLY* good news is that I don't have any photos of your nutsack. Besides, in your case, I wouldn't say I hate those stakes (the wooden kind), but I would fear them. Smile

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7/18/2010 3:17 PM

I hate track markers so bad. They always ruin a good shot and trying to shoot around them sucks as well.

Photoshopping the markers works, but it's always nice to not even have it in the shot.

Anyone remove one that came loose and was in your shot?

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7/18/2010 3:21 PM

Hey....I saw what you did there.....

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7/18/2010 3:21 PM

swap wrote:

I was expecting a shot of my nutsack. Haha

GuyB wrote:

The really *REALLY* good news is that I don't have any photos of your nutsack. Besides, in your case, I wouldn't say I hate ...more

I bet Kyle Regal fears the wooden kind too

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7/18/2010 3:37 PM

Those stakes seem a little dangerous to me. Whose idea was it to line the track with relatively sharp objects?
Yes, I know they flip down.

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