Dare I do it again? Some pix from the V8 Supercars on the weekend....

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by POTD.com.au, Jul 26, 2005.

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    POTD.com.au, Jul 26, 2005
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    Choderboy Guest

    Went to have a look , but pics are very small?
    Is that just a copyright thing?
    Choderboy, Jul 26, 2005
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    POTD.com.au Guest

    Click the thumbs to open the image page. If you still want larger click the
    image to open a higher res in a new window.

    The higher res ones are around 640-800 pixels and are limited to that as a
    copyright thing as you mentioned.
    POTD.com.au, Jul 26, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Great shots, Russell. Mr Sandman is my favourite of
    the car shots, but Repair Tape is my overall favourite.

    Guest, Jul 26, 2005
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    POTD.com.au Guest

    Thanks mm,

    Repair Tape has been quite popular.... I guess there are more people into
    graphic/abstact images than I imagined. :)

    I will be uploading a half dozen or so more over the next day or two, so
    please drop back again.


    POTD.com.au, Jul 26, 2005
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    Lachy Guest


    Just curious what equipment you were using, and settings on the camera as
    well. Great shots......all of them.

    I was there and got a few "ok" shots, but nothing worth getting excited
    about. Too much cloud vs high speed cars for my lenses I am afraid / think.

    Lachy, Jul 26, 2005
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    POTD.com.au Guest

    Thanks Lachy,

    I was shooting with a 20D and 70-200 2.8L IS ....a few shots I used the
    1.4xII extender, but I tried to avoid it whenever possible to maintain image

    For the blur shots I used between 1/160 sec & 1/250 second, and for the
    frozen action I was around 1/1000 - 1/1250 (Tv mode)

    Anything where I wanted shallow DOF I went Av f4 - f5.6 and just let the
    shutter do it's own thing.

    As you said it was cloudy, so I used ISO200 or 400 mainly.

    All the action shots were panned, so IS Mode 2 was used. (handheld - no


    POTD.com.au, Jul 26, 2005
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    Lachy Guest

    Thanks Lachy,
    Damn L series users

    Seriously though. Nice shots. I only have a 70-300 f4-5.6 USM III so the
    cloudy day REALLY limited what I could do. The few times the sun did shine,
    I tried to get some shots away. I'd almost give my wife away for a few of
    those 'L' lenses......

    Best combination I found on the day was ISO400, Tv mode at 1/800 or 1/1000
    (anything faster and there wasn't enough light about for my lens) and a
    monopod panned. Most of the shots were corners where cars were at there

    Assume you had 'access' to the track?

    Lachy, Jul 26, 2005
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    POTD.com.au Guest

    Send me some pix of your wife and we will see what we can do. ;-)

    No access, I just shot from the crowd... but I did bring along my little
    step ladder so that I could shoot over the fence on the corners.
    POTD.com.au, Jul 26, 2005
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    FuTAnT Guest

    You should have been able to shoot lower shutter speeds than that if you
    were panning with the cars. 1/1000 would have cut the car out of the shot no
    matter where the hell you decided to move the camera. I can shoot Mountain
    bikes 5 feet in front of me at 1/250 no worries, and they are nice n sharp.
    That'l get you a nice blurred background anyway, work your way up from there
    for your desired effect. I guess it's nice if you own a 20D though, as
    there's little distortion going up to ISO400 etc.
    FuTAnT, Jul 26, 2005
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    Pixby Guest

    Very useful composure taking good advantage of abstraction. I still
    don't like the saturation of colour but apart from the ho, hum - cars
    with no motion appearance, many of the shots are very nice and quite
    salable as advertising fodder and posters... Provided of course, you are
    a accredited CAMS and "Supercars" Photographer. Otherwise, just nice
    pics for your collection.
    Pixby, Aug 5, 2005
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