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By p1yu5h

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banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3771 Canada
1 Sep 2013 3:14PM
Welcome to EPZ.

This is a good panning shot. Personally I think the car is too small in the frame, - zooming in a little closer would works better.

As for cropping the vast majority of the available pixels are the track and spectators, so the amount to which you crop is limited by the "quality" of the car when is is comprised of fewer pixels.

I will upload one and maybe two suggestions, - scroll up this page, click the modifications tab, and view large. Tye area I would have an issue with is the bottom, where the people distract attention from the Force India car.

But, to be honest, you could also leave it as it is.


Regards


Willie

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paulbroad 10 123 1195 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2013 7:56AM
Quite effective. Better if the car were a little larger though. I think you are half a stop or more over exposed. Try darkening it a bit. With shutter speed priority and this lighting I suspect your lens went down to f22 and could go no further, thus over exposure.

Paul
3 Sep 2013 9:48PM
As a sports photographer for about 40 years, I would usually say a shot like this is just too far from the action. However, in this case, I think you have created a very unique view of auto racing. I like the double bokei effect (the foreground and background out of focus with the car sharp) and the colours are marvelous. The car appears small in a busy atmosphere yet is still a strong focal point. I've seen and taken a lot of sports shots. For me, I find this a very interesting approach!
p1yu5h 4 31 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 12:49AM

Quote:Welcome to EPZ.

This is a good panning shot. Personally I think the car is too small in the frame, - zooming in a little closer would works better.

As for cropping the vast majority of the available pixels are the track and spectators, so the amount to which you crop is limited by the "quality" of the car when is is comprised of fewer pixels.

I will upload one and maybe two suggestions, - scroll up this page, click the modifications tab, and view large. Tye area I would have an issue with is the bottom, where the people distract attention from the Force India car.

But, to be honest, you could also leave it as it is.


Regards


Willie



Thanks for the comments and the modification. Does look good indeed with your mods, although I think the cloning is a little difficult there with the small pattern of tyre walls. I did want to maintain the theme of Formula 1 being a spectator sport, so keeping the crowd in the top half of the photo is good.

Just for fun, I played with the photo further using the ViewNX software (free by Nikon) and ended up with another version that would make a very nice wallpaper, or maybe even marketing material for Force India! Going to upload it as a mod.
p1yu5h 4 31 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 12:56AM

Quote:Quite effective. Better if the car were a little larger though. I think you are half a stop or more over exposed. Try darkening it a bit. With shutter speed priority and this lighting I suspect your lens went down to f22 and could go no further, thus over exposure.

Paul



Actually, it was originally much darker and gloomier, I increased the exposure while processing, probably ended up being a touch too much. I also increased the sharpness, again in ViewNX.
p1yu5h 4 31 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 1:02AM

Quote:As a sports photographer for about 40 years, I would usually say a shot like this is just too far from the action. However, in this case, I think you have created a very unique view of auto racing. I like the double bokei effect (the foreground and background out of focus with the car sharp) and the colours are marvelous. The car appears small in a busy atmosphere yet is still a strong focal point. I've seen and taken a lot of sports shots. For me, I find this a very interesting approach!


Thanks - finally someone who sees what I was trying to do here Tongue
In reality, I don't think I even noticed the crowd in the foreground, as I was too busy trying to pan at the right speed, so I can only claim beginners' luck for the "double bokei" effect.

As for the colours, yes the orange white green of the Indian flag splashed on the Force India cars were particularly photogenic, so (besides the fact that I support Force India), I ended up with a lot more Force India pics as they looked awesome against the tarmac on a bright day.

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