Beautiful photos, scenery and dogs Black dog on white snow now THAT is challenging
Thats fine if you have time. I was photographing motorcycles passing by at over 120mph. With my Zorki 4 I used to focus at a point on the track before the race started, check the exposure with my meter, then aim to shoot on the same spot each time, opening up a stop or closing a stop as the light changed. With a reasonable depth of field you had a certain latitude. I used to get a contact test strip printed then decide which were worth getting enlarged. In the days of roll 120 roll film I used to develop and contact print, but by the time I started on 35mm I was racing myself so had limited time. I always fancied getting an enlarger, but life is too short to do everything. I took more time on portrait work, had some slave flash units to be more creative with.I don't quite subscribe to the "shoot 1000 pics and one might come out good" though. I stil strive to shoot when I think time/situation/light is right.
I went to the Isle Of Man in 1963/64 and 65. The days of Mike Hailwood, Gary Hocking and Jim Redman. Some wonderful bikes in those days, 4 cylinder 500cc Gilera's and MV Augusta, the 6 cylinder 250cc Hondas and the little 50cc Kreidler which had 16 gears! (two 4 speed gear boxes, one with a normal foot change and the other had the gear change on the handlebar like a scooter) Happy days. We used to camp beside the course.Jphn you would be happy to meet and chat with my older brother. He restores old bikes for a living and is one of those skilled enough to hear a motor from afar and be able to identify the motobike. Seems like magic to me but verified he's not bluffing He's particularly fond of British bikes. He traveled a couple of times to the isle of Man for the race. That's a true passion.