Seventy 8 by Stevie Mancini


This is a shot of a rider in mid race at Innerliethen, Scotland were they held a round of the British NPS ( national points series ).

Camera settings >>

Shutter speed >> 1/60sec
Aperture >> f/8
Metering Mode >> Pattern
Focal length >> 25mm
Flash >> fill flash ( because of the strong backlight )

It was shot in RAW and later converted in PS CS2.
Adjustments made were, levels, curves, colour correction and reduce noice. It was then saved as a Tiff file for storage and a JPEG for uploading here.

Thanks for taking the time to look



  • Stevie Mancini
    Stevie Manciniabout 7 years ago

  • Bill Fonseca
    Bill Fonsecaabout 7 years ago

    Awesome Stevie, love this action. Great the play on words with your title and rider number..haha Cool.

  • lol thanks alot Bill. Ive so many of these type of images that sometimes its hard to come up with a name for each of them. Something different catches the eye eh :)

    Bill, many many thanks for popping in and commenting on this work, as always, its very much appreciated mate.

    Take good care and be safe.


    – Stevie Mancini

  • Brandon Taylor
    Brandon Taylorabout 7 years ago

    Wow i like the effect of speed and clarity. do you have a specific setting for that effect? i like it

  • Hey Brandon

    Depending on the speed of the rider determins the shutter speed needed, and also available light. This is a fast section with a few gap jumps to keep the flow going so to keep up with this guy i had to use a faster shutter speed than usual.

    Breaks down like this >

    Shutter speed > 1/60sec
    Aperture > f/8
    Flash > Slight fill flash with diffuser
    Focal length > 25mm on an 18-200vr lense.
    Exposure Comp > -0.3 step ( EV )

    Another example > This image was made using different settings >

    Shutter speed > 1/20sec
    Aperture > f/16
    Flash > None
    Focal length > 44mm
    Exposure comp > None

    So you can see, 2 completly different situations using different settings to create the same effect!

    So, depending on the speed of the rider and the available light will determine what camera settings to use.

    As you may know, using the flash will almost, in any case, freeze any movement so its just a matter of playing with your settings to achieve the look your after.

    I used fill flash in the Seventy8 image because of the strong backlight.

    I hope this answers your question Brandon. Feel free to ask anytime my friend.

    Thanks for taking the time to view and comment on this work, and aslo for taking interest on how it was made. As always, its very much appreciated.

    Take good care on the trails


    – Stevie Mancini

  • Sean Champ
    Sean Champover 3 years ago

    Nice! Great capture of the rider’s expression too, schweeet photo!

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