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A Ride for the Wounded



These few bikers lead a pack of about 300 riders this year at A Ride for the Wounded. I shot this from the back of our Jeep with a 70-300 lens....
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These few bikers lead a pack of about 300 riders this year at A Ride for the Wounded. I shot this from the back of our Jeep with a 70-300 lens.
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stevenbeck_9678
 
stevenbeck_9678 September 30, 2016
This is a great shot that represents how we feel about our Veterans and our country. I love this picture.
mlaff0842 Premium
 
mlaff0842 November 16, 2016
Great shot. As a member of the Patriot Guard, I say, "Thank you".
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick November 16, 2016
Super photo.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the next to the last leg of a 100 mile ride through Gardner Kansas.
Time
The ride starts about noon and this shot was taken around 3pm.
Lighting
This photo was captured with natural light.
Equipment
This photo was taken with a Nikon D5100 and a 70-300mm lens; I was riding in the back of our Jeep with the window up and camera in hand while my husband drove out in front of the bikers.
Inspiration
I have photographed the A Ride for the Wounded event for 2 years and am always looking for new and inventive ways to capture the event. While driving out in front of the bikers I noticed the flag waving between the 2 front riders and took the shot.
Editing
Yes, I did a little cropping and removed an overhead wire on the left. I also increased the vibrancy and clarity.
In my camera bag
It really depends on the type of shoot. For this event I brought the 70-300mm as well as my 18-140mm lens.
Feedback
Number one is safety, stay well ahead of the riders. Use a long lens and keep the shutter speed high. Be patient, being in the back of a vehicle is very bumpy so you will get more throw away shots than keepers!

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