The End In Sight

July 01, 2021  •  1 Comment

Blog 21 07 02 Le Tour 2019The End In Sight: Le Tour 2019The End In Sight

This was one of the most challenging capture situations I have ever had to manage. Shooting directly into the setting sun, I was trying to capture riders travelling at 50/60 kph up a long perspective, while being jostled by other photogs in the press pen. The circumstances were deeply unfavourable, but trusting in the quality of the mechanics and optics of my D850, I maxed out the shooting solution as follows: very high ISO and high speed, narrow aperture, shutter priority and continuous shooting. The straight out-of-the-camera result was an unusable, colour-tinted mess.

Honour was only salvaged by conversion to black and white. While I lost the team identification by colour, I believe that I gained a different perspective instead, given the respect for tradition inspired by this iconic event.

Settings

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Drive Mode: Continuous

Focal Length: 180mm

Auto Focus-Area Mode: Single

Aperture: f/22

Shutter Speed: 1/1600s

Exposure Mode: Shutter Priority

Exposure Compensation: -0.3 EV

Metering: Pattern

ISO Sensitivity: 4000

Format: Raw

Hand held

Place : Champs Elysees, Paris

Year: 2019

 

Copyright Paul Grayson 2021 All Rights Reserved

 


Comments

Eric Bontemps(non-registered)
Les photos en contrejour sont souvent les plus belles. et techniquement difficiles à réaliser mais pas de souci pour toi. Et bravo à toi car les photos de sport ne sont pas faciles. 2 challenges parfaitement relevés.
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