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Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: October 15, 2014, 02:12:18 PM »
That thing has some steering angle!  :P

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Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: October 15, 2014, 08:42:58 AM »
I went to Brands Hatch at the weekend for the BTCC finale, its getting tougher and tougher to produce something to different to the hundreds of other people there with cameras, and to just work around them. I haven't linked many, or even uploaded many to Flickr as a lot of them are very similar composition, will be going back to them over winter when I'm bored though I expect.

All comments and criticism welcome.

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Andrew Jordan by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

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Untitled by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

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Rob Collard by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

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Been going through some shots from this years airshows tonight

Super Hornet

F18 Hornet by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

As requested, some shots of the two Lancs together. These are from Clacton when we had blue skies (and my composition was a bit better). The shots from Duxford really are bad, I can't see them being savable, exposure wildly off, not properly focussed as I would like, the clouds really ruined the photography aspect.

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British and Canadian Lancaster bombers by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

2. (I think I was massively lucky to get this shot from this angle)

British and Canadian Lancaster bombers by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

3. Hate the Abberation on the underside of the engines, but lightroom can only do so much and I don't have photoshop to take it out properly.

British and Canadian Lancaster bombers by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

4. Not my favourite shot, just a different angle hence my inclusion.

British and Canadian Lancaster bombers by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

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Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: October 10, 2014, 02:36:45 PM »
Hi Jock.
Thank you, that basically confirmed what I suspected, that racing resumes after (or precisely as) you pass the green flag. I have always thought it was a matter of physics and never understood the blazé attitude towards crash sites, if one car spun out and ended up there, why, when these guys are all doing almost exactly the same thing wouldn't another car follow almost the same trajectory, close enough to put them at great risk?
I should like to clarify I had no intention of wagging fingers, I was merely curious, and within the letter of the rule book the marshal was correct, rule book correct, not my call!

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Graham,

I immediately after watching the video asked the same question, having never been a flag marshal or receiving any training on sectors made me ignorant to the situation.
I hope this link helps explain it for everyone! http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/yes-a-green-flag-was-waving-but-know-the-whole-story/?v=2&s=1&r=8281
End of the day, there’s always wagging fingers when the proverbial hits the fan!! :-\

Because until there is a specific number or rule that states you must be going at Xmph in a yellow flag zone, or lose X seconds, they will try to limit the loss of time.
Currently if one driver slows by a lot, he will fall back from the car in front and be a victim to those following. Which is why they all slow as little as possible. A code60 situation like at the nurburgring 24 hour race would eliminate that problem. This has been a long time coming, and sadly has taken an incident as dreadful as this for change to occur.

Not the first time more than 1 car has crashed in the same place in one race. Remember I think Brazil 03 when 4 or 5 cars each spun into the same barrier at turn 3 at Brazil?

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Here are a few I took at Duxford recently. I felt the skies ruined nearly all my shots of the two Lancasters together. Have kept the shots to try to go back to one day, but I think they are beyond hope  :(

If your Lancaster photos are in focus and reasonably well exposed, please please post them.
I've been hoping some of you 'over there' would get to shoot those two together, their reunion being of historical interest.
Photos of the pair don't need to be art in order to be historic and iconic.

I'll have a look at them again either tomorrow evening or next week, depends how many BTCC shots I take over the weekend.
Fair point about it being historic. I was stood where a B17 was doing an engine rev test while the Lancasters were overhead with a Spitfire and Hurricane at Duxford (didn't have a wide enough lens with me sadly, and the crowds were far too deep for me to get an on the ground shot), but the noise was incredible!!

I would dearly love to see them fly together again, especially if the Mosquito that is around someone could come over too! But that may just have to stay in my imagination...

Great series!
I like the thrid and 4th photo. Wonderful!

Thanks :) Must admit it bugs me that I didn't catch the planes in the edges of the 3rd one, was trying not to fall backwards into a tank at the time!

Very nice series. Well done.

Thanks  :)

With this positive feedback I will have to post some more sometime!

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Some great shots there Visual Approach!

Here are a few I took at Duxford recently. I felt the skies ruined nearly all my shots of the two Lancasters together. Have kept the shots to try to go back to one day, but I think they are beyond hope  :(

Sisters

Spitfire by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

Formation flying

Spitres and Hurricane by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

Break!

RAF Red Arrows by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

Twist

RAF Red Arrows by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

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Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: October 06, 2014, 05:30:44 PM »

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Did you peak and what did you do about it?
« on: September 16, 2014, 05:13:04 PM »
I voted for the first option. I am still learning and I feel I'm still improving. At least I certainly hope that is the case! If I've peaked at what I would describe as reasonable for a keen hobbyist, at the age of 24 then I will be very disappointed!

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 16, 2014, 12:08:13 PM »
Can't believe the rip-off price Canon have set for this in the UK - £179 inc VAT.

We are used to paying pounds for dollars, which would have made it £149.
But pounds for dollars, and then VAT on top of that is a pure rip-off.

At current exchange rates the US price would be just £95 - so we are paying almost double.

It isn't the case with the new 24-105 STM, as that is only £479 vs $599, so without VAT (£400) that is much closer to the US price of £379

Why have they singled out the 24mm STM for such an extreme markup?

All they are doing is driving UK customers to buy grey market imports from the likes of Digital Rev - lets face it, there is not much risk importing a low cost item like this.

Whoa. Wasn't expecting the UK price to be that high! If the grey market can't get it closer to the US price then I think I will give it a miss.

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 16, 2014, 02:25:25 AM »
I've been wanting to try a prime out for a longtime now, but didn't want to drop much money on one, the 40mm and 50mm options are just focal lengths I tend not to use. Depending on price I may well go for this. Would make for a great wide angle option as a 'just incase' lens for airshows or Motorsport and will be a lot lighter than my 24-105. Just needs to come in at a decent price for the UK now.

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Will be interesting to see how it compares to the Tamron, especially at the long end which seems to be a bit of a weakness for Tamron.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Pricing for the 7D Replacement
« on: August 28, 2014, 03:00:56 PM »
What is this, The Price is Right?
The one who comes closest without going over wins the right to say "HAW HAW! I told you so".....

Halfway through reading that I thought you were going to end with 'wins a 7DII'. I can dream can't i?  ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lens to body pairing
« on: August 19, 2014, 04:20:51 PM »
I went to Farnborough with a 7D, 70-200II and 2xIII, I kept the TC on for 60% of the day I think. Didn't need it with the Vulcan. Whilst I did occasionally want more reach, it was only the smallest of planes (WW1 battle recreation) and when the Harrier was hovering (I was just too far down one end of the runway). With things like the Red Arrows, some of the wider shots I took were at 70mm to get more of the overall formation in, I don't know if you shoot that type of shot, but its worth considering.

I'd have thought you could crop from 400 on the 7D to get the equivalent of the 40D + Sigma combo without too much loss of quality? Would save on carrying an extra lens/camera!

Wish I could go to this but I'm working sadly. Going to Clacton on Sea on thursday though, looking forward to the Vulcan again (who doesn't  :P )  but I wish they could have got the P51, that put on a great performance last year!

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Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: August 14, 2014, 02:21:58 PM »
Ye think the exhaust took a bump!

YE the Z4M is mine... For sale  ;D

Don't say that!! (how much?)  :-X

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Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: August 13, 2014, 02:50:30 PM »
Think they could have got the exhaust pipe a little lower on that CSL?  ;D Your photos of that Z4M are not helping my desire to get one of them, was it yours?

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