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Lotus Exige

By Will_Pic
I have been trying to get some better shots of fast moving objects so I decided to take some time to practice at a local race track.

My last attempt was very poor; However with some change to my camera settings I have managed to get some better & sharper shots.

Let me know what you think? Good or Bad?

Iso: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Apeture: f4.5
Spot metering



Tags: Transport Lotus Oulton park Exige Track day Sports and action

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Draig37 12 252 Wales
1 Dec 2007 10:37PM
firstly nice attempt - and well done on doing some practicing 1st.

If I had to be a critic (for what it's worth in an ideal world) then the car needs to have slightly more space in front of it than behind, and the red backboards would not clash with the car. However, as they do clash, then try de-saturating the backgound to make the car stand out more. And the front of the car would make a more interesting pic than the rear - hope this helps. (my 1st pics were of slower moving horses - and far worse than you'll ever see lol)

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Shepp 12
1 Dec 2007 10:39PM
Hi Nice shot. This is my first critique and being a new member too !! The car is nice and sharp but ,there's always a but , in my opinion the top looks so much better cropped removing the fence and maybe a small crop on the left giving a feeling of having room to move into the frame, even tho letter box format looks good, . hope this helps and well done
ripleysalien 13 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 10:47PM
Good effort William, I have done a bit of car stuff, ISO should be decided by the weather conditions to try and keep it low, to begin with use shutter priority and start around 125s and pan as you have here, the rear of the car is not its best feature (mostly) though the 3/4 look is good, flat side on is only good if the background is way blured.
Next check your background, marshalls in orange telly tubby suits stick out like sore thumbs.
Happy shooting

vaughar 15 242 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 12:21AM
It looks like you're pretty much there to me.

Three things you could do to improve this shot would have been:
1) get closer to the subject - either a longer zoom or a different position. This will remove unwanted stuff from the shot (the track and half a car at the top) and increase the effect of motion.
2) don't shot the subject dead centre. as suggested, more space in front would have been good here
3) spend a bit more time in post processing, car shots can usually take a bit more saturation and contrast than nature/portrait shots, so be bold.

Next time try the above until you've got it right and then try some with a lower shutter speed and then lower still.


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