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Another of the Creation team (pun intended btw Wink) from Donington.

This was taken on the main straight using a higher shutter speed as I was stood on top of one of the view banks, which meant that it was even more blustery. Can't remember the focal length without checking, but was about 300mm. However, because the cars are travelling much more quickly here, the higher shutter speed still captures plenty of blurred background. The cars were also heading into the bright sun at this point of the race, so the shadows come into play behind the car and the light is nice and contrasty.

I was after a poster effect again and was very please with this as the background is very uncluttered. I have a few taken a few metres earlier which have a light patch in the fence, so I've binned them.

One other point to note is that I was using a polariser all day for two reasons - 1) boost the saturation of the colours (hence the green green grass) and 2) reduce shutter speed to allow me to use a shallower DOF.

Other than that, I think this one has a slight crop (can't believe that I had the grass going directly to the corner of the frame?) and the usually S curve in C1LE.

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Sigma 80-400 OS
Title:And then there was light..
Username:vaughar vaughar
Uploaded:6 Sep 2006 - 7:33 AM
Tags:Blue, Car, Cars, Creation, Donington, Le mans, Motorsport, Racing, Sport, Sports / action
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vaughar
vaughar  10242 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Sep 2006 - 7:35 AM

p.s I've got some to post that aren't taken on such a steep hill for those that don't like this style Grin

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MattRW  8
6 Sep 2006 - 10:13 AM

Another good one

Matt

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NikH
NikH  10524 forum posts England
6 Sep 2006 - 11:43 AM

Good poster effect again Rob and nice detail in the description.

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martin.w e2 Member 12351 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2006 - 9:54 PM

Good stuff. I need a bigger lens and a lot more practice!

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vaughar
vaughar  10242 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Sep 2006 - 8:53 AM

Hi Martin, this focal length is about right for your 200 and 1.4x. Taken on the straight before the chicane/melbourne loop (depending on which circuit they're running).

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motorsportpictures

angle works brilliantly, well panned...
scott

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Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2008 - 9:07 PM

Great image.
Steve

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