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Taken at last weekends Vintage Sports Car Club sprint event at Curborough, Lichfield, Staffordshire. A 1929 Frazer Nash TT being driven a little too 'vigorously'! Not pin sharp, but my first attempt at shooting motorsport. I'm reasonably pleased but think a monopod may be a worthwhile investment, as well as more panning practice.....

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony Alpha SLT-A55V
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 May 2011 - 1:56 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Nearly....
Username:shellshock shellshock
Uploaded:8 May 2011 - 3:16 PM
Tags:Frazer nash, Sports / action, Transport
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pablo69
pablo69  6200 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2011 - 4:33 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

It looks sharp enough to me, and with the shutter speed used it should be fine,, the reason it may seem soft is to do the depth of field, at the focal length used and the distance you are form the car with the aperture the depth of field is not going to be more than about 2 feet.
So if we said the white line was you focal point then the car being more than 2 feet away will start to look soft, the avoid this you would need to have shot at about f10 to get the dof.
This is a very simple explanation of dof landscape togs use it all the time for getting front to back sharpness, you may have heard about focus about a 3rd in to the scene this is why.

Hope that helps

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2011 - 5:44 PM

THat could have been expensive..!
Very good shot even if it isn't as sharp as you would haave liked. pablo69's comments are very informative.

James

Last Modified By James_C at 8 May 2011 - 5:45 PM

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shellshock
8 May 2011 - 8:06 PM

Pablo69, That's a good point. A basic error on the aperture setting and one I should have picked up on. Thanks for your comments, they'll jog my memory from now on. I'm reasonably new to SLR photography, I'm fine at home and tend to think settings through - out & about I get a little excited! That's what EPZ is all about for me though; positive, helpful discussion and constructive critique. Thanks, I appreciate it.

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