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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #120 on: April 16, 2014, 12:20:10 AM »
Here are a few photos from the 2014 MotoGP races in Austin at the Circuit of the Americas.  The rest can be found at http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/2014_motogp_austin Some of the photos are easier on the eyes than others.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #120 on: April 16, 2014, 12:20:10 AM »

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #121 on: May 16, 2014, 03:50:30 PM »
I initially posted those images on a thread I started about a lens for rent for Montreal's GPF1 (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=20920.0), but I think they actually belong here.

It also allows me to tell everyone again how happy I am to be heading to the circuit in a few weeks... and how disappointed I am that I can't find a Tamron 150-600 for rent in Canada.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #122 on: May 17, 2014, 08:17:33 AM »
Has anyone tried an UWA in motorsports? Thinking of giving it a go tomorrow at Brands Hatch, although the 70-200 will be the main lens I use. Hoping it doesn't cloud over like it has today.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #123 on: May 17, 2014, 11:00:50 AM »
Has anyone tried an UWA in motorsports? Thinking of giving it a go tomorrow at Brands Hatch, although the 70-200 will be the main lens I use. Hoping it doesn't cloud over like it has today.

I've used a sigma 8-16 for ambiance shots (1 or 2 are posted i.n the F1 thread), but not for thr race itself. I've never had access to areas close enough to the cars for an UWA to offer an intersting perspective.

There were a few wide angle racing photos on that thread.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=10845.0

It offers an interestingly different view on the race cars.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #124 on: May 17, 2014, 04:28:09 PM »
Has anyone tried an UWA in motorsports? Thinking of giving it a go tomorrow at Brands Hatch, although the 70-200 will be the main lens I use. Hoping it doesn't cloud over like it has today.

I've used a sigma 8-16 for ambiance shots (1 or 2 are posted i.n the F1 thread), but not for thr race itself. I've never had access to areas close enough to the cars for an UWA to offer an intersting perspective.

There were a few wide angle racing photos on that thread.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=10845.0

It offers an interestingly different view on the race cars.

Thanks. Most of those shots are from the pitlane/garage, I was thinking more something like this: https://flic.kr/p/8hijTB  I will be shooting as a member of the public from the sidelines, hoping to get something a bit different to the previous times I have been there, and if its different to other press photographers shots then all the better (assuming it is actually a good photo  ;))

Wishing I had something a bit faster, and with sharper corners than my Tokina 12-24 f4 II
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #125 on: May 17, 2014, 10:51:46 PM »
Has anyone tried an UWA in motorsports? Thinking of giving it a go tomorrow at Brands Hatch, although the 70-200 will be the main lens I use. Hoping it doesn't cloud over like it has today.

I've used a sigma 8-16 for ambiance shots (1 or 2 are posted i.n the F1 thread), but not for thr race itself. I've never had access to areas close enough to the cars for an UWA to offer an intersting perspective.

There were a few wide angle racing photos on that thread.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=10845.0

It offers an interestingly different view on the race cars.

Thanks. Most of those shots are from the pitlane/garage, I was thinking more something like this: https://flic.kr/p/8hijTB  I will be shooting as a member of the public from the sidelines, hoping to get something a bit different to the previous times I have been there, and if its different to other press photographers shots then all the better (assuming it is actually a good photo  ;))

Wishing I had something a bit faster, and with sharper corners than my Tokina 12-24 f4 II

There probably are possibilities, but I feel like its hard to convey a sense of speed or rivalry in such images. The fisheye gives a bit of dynamism, but to me its not enough to really catch and sustain my attention. A problem is that wide angle lenses exaggerate the perspectiveand make cars look farther apart.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #126 on: May 19, 2014, 04:45:30 PM »
Here is a couple from Blancpain GT Sprint Series yesterday at Brands Hatch. I've put about 15-20 more onto my Flickr, I won't post them all here though.

I did try my UWA lens out. Not sure it really worked out though, doubt I will try to work on the shots I did take with it from what I've seen so far.

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #126 on: May 19, 2014, 04:45:30 PM »

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #127 on: May 20, 2014, 03:31:35 PM »
Here is a couple from Blancpain GT Sprint Series yesterday at Brands Hatch. I've put about 15-20 more onto my Flickr, I won't post them all here though.

I did try my UWA lens out. Not sure it really worked out though, doubt I will try to work on the shots I did take with it from what I've seen so far.

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Nice images. And no, it ain't easy to make a good wide angle race photo...
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #128 on: June 15, 2014, 12:47:15 AM »
On a slightly different note, this from a local motocross exhibition today; 5D2, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.  I spent a bunch of time waiting for the batteries for my lights to charge (my fault) and to my redemption/irritation the sun was in exactly the right spot.  This got the lens profile and a very little love in LR5.

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #129 on: June 15, 2014, 04:12:52 AM »
On a slightly different note, this from a local motocross exhibition today; 5D2, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.  I spent a bunch of time waiting for the batteries for my lights to charge (my fault) and to my redemption/irritation the sun was in exactly the right spot.  This got the lens profile and a very little love in LR5.

Jim

Nice timing Jim...great shot! 

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #130 on: June 15, 2014, 09:49:18 AM »
On a slightly different note, this from a local motocross exhibition today; 5D2, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.  I spent a bunch of time waiting for the batteries for my lights to charge (my fault) and to my redemption/irritation the sun was in exactly the right spot.  This got the lens profile and a very little love in LR5.

Jim

Nice timing Jim...great shot! 

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Thank you!  All this fuss thinking about where to put lights, and the sun was exactly where I wanted it to be!
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #132 on: June 21, 2014, 06:08:34 AM »
Hi Keith.
Lovely series of shots.
I like the first one, I think it was Jeremy Clarkson who said the "warbird racers are like riding a grenade with the pin pulled, it is likely to blow up you just don't know when!"

And the third one, this is a fabulous shot, not a common plane?

Cheers Graham.

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #133 on: August 06, 2014, 08:42:58 AM »
Took this shot at a test day at Snetterton two weeks ago. Cranked up the Clarity in lightroom as it made the car pop out a bit more I felt. The sounds so much nicer without those silencers on the back  :(

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #134 on: August 23, 2014, 12:06:49 AM »
Someone please go to Spa this weekend so I can drool over pics of F1 cars running flat-out through Eau Rouge ;D

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #134 on: August 23, 2014, 12:06:49 AM »