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And then there was light..

By vaughar
Another of the Creation team (pun intended btw Wink) from Donington.

This was taken on the main straight using a higher shutter speed as I was stood on top of one of the view banks, which meant that it was even more blustery. Can't remember the focal length without checking, but was about 300mm. However, because the cars are travelling much more quickly here, the higher shutter speed still captures plenty of blurred background. The cars were also heading into the bright sun at this point of the race, so the shadows come into play behind the car and the light is nice and contrasty.

I was after a poster effect again and was very please with this as the background is very uncluttered. I have a few taken a few metres earlier which have a light patch in the fence, so I've binned them.

One other point to note is that I was using a polariser all day for two reasons - 1) boost the saturation of the colours (hence the green green grass) and 2) reduce shutter speed to allow me to use a shallower DOF.

Other than that, I think this one has a slight crop (can't believe that I had the grass going directly to the corner of the frame?) and the usually S curve in C1LE.

Tags: Sport Blue Car Cars Racing Motorsport Creation Donington Le mans Sports and action

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vaughar 13 242 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2006 7:35AM
p.s I've got some to post that aren't taken on such a steep hill for those that don't like this style Grin

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MattRW 12
6 Sep 2006 10:13AM
Another good one

User_Removed 13 524 England
6 Sep 2006 11:43AM
Good poster effect again Rob and nice detail in the description.
martin.w 16 518 22 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2006 9:54PM
Good stuff. I need a bigger lens and a lot more practice!
vaughar 13 242 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2006 8:53AM
Hi Martin, this focal length is about right for your 200 and 1.4x. Taken on the straight before the chicane/melbourne loop (depending on which circuit they're running).
20 Nov 2008 8:55PM
angle works brilliantly, well panned...
Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 9:07PM
Great image.

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