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ripleysalien 13 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 7:14PM
Taking a leaf out of Ade's book heres a thread to which you can add your motorsport images, not football or rugby, tennis or golf, MOTORSPORT if it has an engine and you took a shot of it racing, drifting, drag racing on 2 wheels or 4 stick em up here.

Im gonna start with panning, a bit of a must have for motorsport togs i think..

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Looks a tad static, try it again, halving the shutter speed.....

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Close but no cigar, how low can you go?...

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Right you lot its your turn, have a bash and chuck em up, feel free to crit all images uploaded, if you want cuddly comment, it might be wise not to upload shots.

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davidburleson 13 3.0k 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 7:18PM
I love motorsport photography, nice clio. Im really into modified cars. Was at French Car Show last weekend and took this photo of Terry Grant doing a bit of a drift demo. Must have, quick shutter speed. But i had the same problem that it looks like its going nowhere even thoough it was spinning all over the place and quite some speed.

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ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
19 Jun 2010 8:55PM
nothing really special - just to show I have actually been to race with a camera really

Smile

not sure who this is, uploaded by accident!

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this is my second cousin, Tony Wilson, on an enduro race near Clitheroe

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ripleysalien 13 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 8:55AM
A decent start, I think it would be hard to convey movement in a small arena setting, but the tyre smoke tells the viewer its doing something.
Cheers Ade, I have only done 1 enduro/off road bike event so know its not easy to shoot.
ripleysalien 13 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 8:58AM
A couple more from yesterday
I watched this guy lock his brakes a couple of times on the same corner, so decided to try and get it.
You really need to know your chosen subject and know what is going to happen before it happens.

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Try and get more than one car or bike in the frame, this adds to the image.

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Being in the right place helps too, no "pro" togs were on this corner when this happened.
The term "pro" is used loosley, a guy with a 350D and sigma 70-300 getting a trackside access pass, or the 70+ year old with a sony cybershot, pros? Hmmmmm

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timcordell 16 26 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 9:40AM
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this is a old one done on a canon 300d and a ef 75/300 lens
ripleysalien 13 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 3:19PM
Nice
BigRick 14 2.1k 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 8:04PM

Quote:I love motorsport photography, nice clio. Im really into modified cars. Was at French Car Show last weekend and took this photo of Terry Grant doing a bit of a drift demo. Must have, quick shutter speed. But i had the same problem that it looks like its going nowhere even thoough it was spinning all over the place and quite some speed.


Thats because you used a quick shutter speed.... you need a slower shutter speed to convey movement.

The slower the shutter speed, the more you blur the background and the more it looks like things are moving etc.... as the top three image samples demonstrate.
Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 11:22PM
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All these are taken at the same shutterspeed so it also shows that the photographer need to be in SYNC with the subject.
Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 11:27PM
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Taken on the RAC rally last november, the same day as the oil pump went on my car, a costly day out.

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Taken on last years Bulldog rally as is this one


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BigRick 14 2.1k 3 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 12:32AM
i love the one of the scooby !! Excellent shot. Grin
Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 9:31AM
cheers Rick
discreetphoton Plus
15 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 10:56AM
I'm with Rick, that one's great. There's lots of life in it.
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
21 Jun 2010 11:39AM
scooby is very nice indeed
BlueInfinity 14 42 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2010 7:34PM
Love the scooby and the escort.

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