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Shredded Wheat

By nightjockey
As a motor sport virgin I've no doubt made a lot of mistakes with this shot although I rather like it.Taken at Snetterton on the 30 July 2017. RAW converted to JPEG

Tags: Speed Racing Racing cars Snetterton Sports and action British Touring Car Championships 2017 Race Circuit

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dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 810 England
22 Aug 2017 9:08PM
Pretty good.
We don't get much motorsport (or any sport come to that) on here and what there is doesn't get that much recognition. I used to do quite a bit in the days of film so I know it's not an easy subject.

A little more space in front of the vehicle for it to 'move into' would be better. If this is cropped from the original that'd be easy to rectify (if this is the complete frame then it's less easy but a great capture.
Brightness/exposure needs a tweak upwards.

Well panned and reasonbable sharpness retained in the car. Not a bad shutter speed to use though with pracice you could go slower - 1/160 would give streaks twice as long.
The background isn't intrusive or distracting (ok in an idea world we'd have a nice clean background to shoot against but they aren't always available or acessible) as it gives a flavour of the event.
23 Aug 2017 8:07PM
Thanks for the feedback; there is not much space in front of the car though. This was a first days out with my Pentax K3 so it was a bit of trial and error. Shutter speeds tended to be much higher (1/640 or 1/800). Next time round I will have to rethink my approach.

dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 810 England
23 Aug 2017 9:03PM
No problem Stuart.
All that said, I'd be pleased with this shot.

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