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Bicyle Race - action photography

The following message was sent to me by a member of the Nashville Photography group who is involved in this race, see message below with information on the April 7th race and the details on whom to contact.
Cedar Hill Criterium Race (bicycles)

We have a great bike (bicycle) race happening on Sunday, April 7th, at Cedar Hill Park in Madison, TN. Great opportunity to get some practice with high speed action shots!

There will also be (2) race vehicles during each 30-45 minute race; a lead car, that leads the peloton (racers) and a follow car, that follows the peloton. I can arrange to have photographers in either vehicle to get "live" photos from the front, or the rear LOL.

Cedar Hill is a beautiful park, and I have Metro police blocking the roads, so we have the inner road, which is a 1.6 mile loop that surrounds a lake, as ours for the day.
Attached is a link to the race, please email me if you're interested in either car, or if you're interested in shooting and sharing your shots!
https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACFlyers/FL_2013-
NOTE: according to the flyer the races start at 8:30am and the last race starts at 3:35pm> There are a variety of divisions. This will be a great opportunity to practice action shots and also try something new and different. I set the time for an hour before start of the first race so that you might have time to do some shots of the riders preparing for the races. If you look them up online you can get to the race form and see where the set up will be for the races. Thanks go to Don Fields for suggesting this! I love the interest in all things photography lately in the group. I am looking forward to meeting everyone at several posted events!!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could have made it. Surprised no one tried to take any motion shots where you pan with the moving bike and the background shows as streaked blur.

    April 8, 2013

    • Tracey

      The terrain in the park made finding a place for pan shots very difficult.

      April 10, 2013

  • Tracey

    It was great weather, at the end I was a little burnt, and more than a little tired. I enjoyed it quite a lot. I'll be posting images here soon, Lots of editing to do!

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Don F.

    Thanks to everyone that came out yesterday! What a great day for racing and hopefully some really good shots! Can't wait to share your shots with the athletes. Love to also hear your feedback! Don

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Tracey

    Any tips on parking?

    April 6, 2013

  • Don F.

    Sorry folks - been kinda crazy this week - getting hit by a car doesn't help! (seriously). All good -and the show goes on! If you haven't signed-up under the volunteer sheet, please do so, under the photography title - you are NOT being asked to volunteer, or be restricted to podium shots - just my way of capturing emails to send out race details in one dist-list. Race details including volunteer/photog info go out tomorrow.
    http://www.volunteersignup.org/KJM9Y

    April 5, 2013

  • Tracey

    There are missing numbers after the 2013- there should be 3 more numbers then .pdf

    April 1, 2013

  • Tracey

    I can see the part of the problem with this link is that it is a 'secure' site. I get a error when I try to use it.

    April 1, 2013

  • Rob M.

    I can't get to the link in the descriptions and would like to email Don, but don't have an email address.

    April 1, 2013

  • Rob M.

    Would like to ride in the lead or follow car

    April 1, 2013

  • Susan B.

    Don Fields please let me know if the address I selected for Cedar Hill Park in Madison TN is not correct and I will look for the right one. Directions on where the photographers should go to meet up with either you or just mill about taking photos would be appreciated. I may actually try to make this one since I think it will be a great test of my new camera's abilities (of course, most likely all bad shots will be the photographer's error, but I can hope for it to be the camera! LOL)

    March 23, 2013

    • Don F.

      Yes. Please email me for additional information.

      March 26, 2013

    • Jeff C.

      Don - Just let me know how to contact you. Jeff

      March 26, 2013

  • Lori

    1

    March 25, 2013

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