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James Thompson

By Gary_Williams  
James Thompson - 2002 British Touring Car Champion

Driving the 2006 Seat Leon, possibly the most beautiful BTCC car of the year.

This shot was taken from the inside of Druids, and is on the run down to Graham Hill Bend during qualifying.

Exposure 1/800s @ F5.6

The Photoshop CS2 stuff;

Cropped slightly
A blast with a USM of 18,64,0
Resize & border
Switch to Lab mode and another USM of 85,1.2.1
Finally, save to web

Once again, I value your critique, so feel free.



Tags: Sports and action

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tull 19 181 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2006 7:57AM
Love the light on this Gary,great capture.

shed 18 586 England
13 Apr 2006 8:03AM
Very good racing photo. Agree about the car. Looks good. Thought it was an Alfa 157 from the thumbnail Smile

Jasbe 17 116 England
13 Apr 2006 8:24AM
Nice shot Gary, well captured.
srh 18 54 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2006 8:54AM
Nicely exposed, but the car looks a bit static for my taste. I would have dropped the shutter speed to somewhere around 1/320s to get some movement into the wheels.


Ade_Osman 19 4.5k 36 England
13 Apr 2006 10:05AM
Plenty of detail in the large version and not quite so static as yesterdays shot with definate movement apparent in the wheels, although members need to view it large to see it.....Good one!

kinfatric 17 550 9 Scotland
13 Apr 2006 10:12AM
great detail
MoWiz 17 114 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2006 10:24AM
Lovely shot! excellent detail, a little different to Petes' today Wink
nice work!
Gary_Williams 18 38 3 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2006 10:26AM
Cheers folks,

Simon, yeah your right. The problem I had was that Id set the camera to ISO 200 because the weather was so changeable, bright sunshine one moment, overcast the next. A handful of shots earlier and I was a couple of stops down. Smile

Ade, tomorrows shot will have loads of movement, trust me!

Andrew, the only Alfa running was a 156 watch out for tomorrows upload.
BOB S 20 2.6k
13 Apr 2006 10:28AM
Was it standing still as there is no sense of movement here?

Gary_Williams 18 38 3 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2006 10:42AM

Look carefully at the wheels, there is some slight movement, Can you read the brand of tyre?

If you check out the chassis the right rear is full loaded, and the left rear is light as he swing the car into Graham Hill Bend.


vfast 17 5 Wales
13 Apr 2006 12:48PM
Liking this gary

Billies 17 7 Ireland
13 Apr 2006 3:29PM
Lovely one. Great detail. Clix.
Mavis 20 143 2 England
13 Apr 2006 4:41PM
Nice car but rather stationary Smile Happy Easter . xx
PatrickSmith 17 1.2k 2 United States
14 Apr 2006 8:56AM
I like them stationary. The lean is still there and I can see every detail.
User_Removed 17 825 Lithuania
14 Apr 2006 5:13PM
nice catch... took a load of my kid at Buckmore Park the other day, bumped into Damon Hill... nice guy!.., still waiting for the film to come back!... Wink
yjjeep 18 13
14 Apr 2006 6:38PM
Very crisp and clean.
15 Apr 2006 5:03AM
Stunning details even from the back! Excellent work!
twordley 16 360 England
15 Apr 2006 6:01AM
like this one the best so far gazza, very crisp, clean image

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