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You wait ages for one bike racer to pull a wheelie, then three turn up at once: the Kawasakis of Mathew Waldon and Nick Williamson sandwich Chris Pope's Ya...
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You wait ages for one bike racer to pull a wheelie, then three turn up at once: the Kawasakis of Mathew Waldon and Nick Williamson sandwich Chris Pope's Yamaha at Druids Corner, Oulton Park, Cheshire, UK. Lens: Nikkor 300mm f4
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GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 July 22, 2017
Congratulations on your award. Great action!
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Imagico April 03, 2018
a fantastic photo SimonArron. the award is well deserved.
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mhaeri November 10, 2018
Congratulation, you are the people's choice winner of my challenge.

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Behind The Lens

Location
Oulton Park, a wonderful racing circuit on the fringe of Little Budworth village in Cheshire, England. If ever you happen to be passing, visit both the track and the nearby Red Lion - a properly traditional UK pub.
Time
Mid-morning, during a practice session ahead of a fine day's racing.
Lighting
All completely natural. This part of the track - Druids Corner - is surrounded by trees, so sunlight sometimes struggles to break through. I tend to crank up the ISO as required...
Equipment
Nikon D800, Nikkor 300mm f4, hand-held
Inspiration
I'm not sure any inspiration is required to photograph racing bikes. What you capture is often a matter of luck: you can control your camera settings, but you can't control what happens in front of you. In this instance, I knew the more powerful bikes would pull wheelies as they exited Druids - but it was pure luck that I captured three pulling them simultaneously.
Editing
None at all, other than a quick crop. I need to learn...
In my camera bag
Currently, Nikon D800e, Nikon D700, Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6, Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 and Sigma 24-105mm f4, with a Nikon D800 and assorted other lenses as back-up. Giotto tripod, Cokin Z filters and Storm Jacket rain covers are also useful allies.
Feedback
Patience and practice. You can't force things to happen in motorsport. I usually watch awhile before taking aim, to observe the body language of riders or drivers. That makes it easier to anticipate what might happen, though a huge slice of good fortune is also sometimes required. I had no idea that three bikes would litt a front wheel within the same frame...

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