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Bumper to Bumper

By vaughar
Hope you all had a good weekend, as predicted I didn't have a chance to take any photos, but did enjoy Schumachers performance. Shame he didn't make it to the podium.

Back to something a little more sedate, this is a shot of Tim Harvey on the penultimate lap of the Carrera cup at Silverstone a couple of weekend back. They appeared around this corner in this formation lap after lap after lap. Each time they took slightly different lines and each time the arrived back here in the same order.

Not sure you can see it on this smaller shot, but on the large version you can see all 6 eyes focussing on the apex of the corner, not the car that is 6 inches from their bumper.

Was trying some closer up work, but this is as close as you can get at Luffield with a 400mm lens. Used a relatively quick shutter speed to allow the shot to remain sharp without having to pan too much and hand holding the lens. Just enough to freeze the cars.

Still with me? :o)

Slight crop top to bottom, Levels etc. EXIF is on my home PC, but probably about 1/200th @f8?
All comments and crit welcome!

Tags: Car Cars Racing Motorsport Carrera Porsche Silverstone Tim harvey Wildlife and nature Sports and action

Voters: McKenzie, javam, cheesey and 9 more


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Comments


sut68 13 2.0k 76 England
23 Oct 2006 8:48AM
Another fine capture Rob and I do like the eye detail too. nice timing.

Paul

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Westers 12 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
23 Oct 2006 9:17AM
Looks like the lead car is a touch out of focus, with the middle car being the focus point. Intentional or just how it happened? Either way I'd like to see the front car in focus and let the others drift out of focus.

A touch of selective sharpening could pull it back.

Still like it.
vaughar 13 242 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2006 10:52AM
Ian, thats down to motion rather than focus. Took a few and panned a little on a couple to keep Harvey super sharp, but preferred the composition (positioning of the cars) in this one.

Was a fine line between keeping the wheels in motion and freezing the cars. Was wondering if anyone would notice! Smile
vaughar 13 242 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2006 11:32AM
Ian, thats down to motion rather than focus. Took a few and panned a little on a couple to keep Harvey super sharp, but preferred the composition (positioning of the cars) in this one.

Was a fine line between keeping the wheels in motion and freezing the cars. Was wondering if anyone would notice! Smile
23 Oct 2006 1:59PM
Super capture Rob, great angle and colour, excellent focus, well taken, indeed, Adrian
andzup 11
23 Oct 2006 8:09PM
I was there, fantastic day out... good shot!
highlander 13 32 Scotland
23 Oct 2006 9:12PM
Hello Rob, I like the colours and clarity but I think a little more emphasis on the motion would add to the beauty captured. Quality shot.
Doug.
5 Dec 2008 10:24PM
brilliant action shot, like all the action , and the colour...
scott

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