Thanks! We thought about waiting at the top of the Tourmalet, but decided to watch them here. This was a much better vantage.rydbyk said:I don't know why, but for some reason the pics seem way cooler when taken by RBR members!
I have a cool shot (slide) of Lance on stage 18 of TdF from 2001. ITT day. He won that day.
I waited for 4 hours. Sunny all day long and started to rain 5 minutes before Lance passed by.
Got a good shot though!
paredown said:Nice shots everyone and thanks for sharing.
Jevagirl, one trick that I practiced a lot is framing the subject and moving the camera so they stay framed--that way the background blurs and the cyclist (or whatever) stays in focus, even with a slower shutter speed (which you may want to get a group in focus). You want a smooth tracking motion (ie no shake).
I'm jealous of everyone who has seen any or all of the Tour--especially Paris--and this year I made a promise to myself that I will be there soon.
Thanks jeva, I'm thrilled that you enjoyed them. We had a wonderful time and really lucked out on the weather. We rented and R/V in Lyon and basically just rode and drank wine for 12 days. All of our best experiences came with locals in the middle of absolutely nowhere France.jevagirl said:Wow- what an amazing trip, AcesFull! Great pictures too.