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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #345 on: April 10, 2016, 08:26:20 PM »
Hi Roo.
Thanks for the link, I have had a look at this a couple of times now, and there are some very nice shots there, but on the whole I was not that taken by the "artistic shots" I guess that is why he is famous and I am not!  ;D There were a couple of shots there that I tried to get, the Daffodils being one that I failed miserably at so I might try his angle on that.
Thanks for sharing it anyway.

Cheers, Graham.

I thought I'd share this with you Graham as you asked for any tips to improve. While the images you shared are spot on and your panning technique is excellent, maybe there's a style in this guy's gallery you'd like to try. These were also taken at Goodwood but the obvious bonus that this guy seems to have is virtually unlimited access and that shows in the variety of his images.

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #345 on: April 10, 2016, 08:26:20 PM »

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #346 on: April 11, 2016, 12:14:58 AM »
Here are a selected few from the Aus GP.

I noticed in a lot of the track photos, the wheels were frozen. Do you mind sharing your settings?

I was shooting with a 1DX, 400mm 2.8, the settings in the images are all a bit mixed but shooting in these ranges..
Manual, F 2.8 to F4 (I have a few at 5.6) shutter from 800s to 2500s, Auto ISO.
Great shots. Just out of interest, how did you manage to get your 400mm and 1DX in? I was worried about my 300 f/2.8.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #347 on: April 11, 2016, 01:15:16 AM »
Here are a selected few from the Aus GP.

I noticed in a lot of the track photos, the wheels were frozen. Do you mind sharing your settings?

I was shooting with a 1DX, 400mm 2.8, the settings in the images are all a bit mixed but shooting in these ranges..
Manual, F 2.8 to F4 (I have a few at 5.6) shutter from 800s to 2500s, Auto ISO.
Great shots. Just out of interest, how did you manage to get your 400mm and 1DX in? I was worried about my 300 f/2.8.

They have relaxed the entry requirements at the Australian GP in the last couple of years.  They used to restrict it to non professional gear and no longer than 300mm focal length but last year the lens restriction was changed to 400mm physical length. 
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #348 on: April 11, 2016, 03:20:57 AM »
Here are a selected few from the Aus GP.

I noticed in a lot of the track photos, the wheels were frozen. Do you mind sharing your settings?

I was shooting with a 1DX, 400mm 2.8, the settings in the images are all a bit mixed but shooting in these ranges..
Manual, F 2.8 to F4 (I have a few at 5.6) shutter from 800s to 2500s, Auto ISO.
Great shots. Just out of interest, how did you manage to get your 400mm and 1DX in? I was worried about my 300 f/2.8.

They have relaxed the entry requirements at the Australian GP in the last couple of years.  They used to restrict it to non professional gear and no longer than 300mm focal length but last year the lens restriction was changed to 400mm physical length.
That's good to know, thanks.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #349 on: April 17, 2016, 07:47:11 AM »
Phillip Island yesterday for the latest round of the V8Supercars championship.  Not sure there has ever been a more picturesque backdrop for a race track.  I didn't get around the whole track but there is hardly a bad spot for a spectator or ,even better, a photographer ie no large catch fences to impede the shots :)
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #350 on: April 17, 2016, 07:56:47 AM »
Hey Roo, nice shots!  Yes, Phillip Island is a scenic spot - pity about all the noise when there's racing going on!  ;D

I've only been to the track once, for the MotoGP a few years back when Stoner was at his peak.  I don't shoot motorsport, but took the 300mm 2.8 lens along I had at the time to see what it was like trying to track bikes down the straight.  Good fun, actually!

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #351 on: April 17, 2016, 01:32:32 PM »
Hi Roo.
Lovely shots, great panning, stunning looking backdrop. Well done.

Cheers, Graham.

Phillip Island yesterday for the latest round of the V8Supercars championship.  Not sure there has ever been a more picturesque backdrop for a race track.  I didn't get around the whole track but there is hardly a bad spot for a spectator or ,even better, a photographer ie no large catch fences to impede the shots :)
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #351 on: April 17, 2016, 01:32:32 PM »

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #352 on: April 17, 2016, 03:34:37 PM »
I had to the opportunity to see my first MotoGP at the Circuit of the Americas track in Austin.  I don't shoot motorsports, and know nothing about motorcycle racing, but I brought along my 6D and 100-400 mk II to work on my panning shots.  These were from the grandstands - not lucky enough to have trackside access.   The last one is from the observation tower at the track.

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COTA 4_2016 (386 of 496) by Wesley Smith, on Flickr

I didn't think that I did too bad for my skill level, and I would like to invite any criticism.   The race was a lot of fun and I'll be going back the next time it comes through Austin.


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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #353 on: April 17, 2016, 03:39:33 PM »
Very nice shot, Wesley.

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #354 on: April 17, 2016, 03:43:16 PM »
Very nice shot, Wesley.

Thanks Click!
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #355 on: April 17, 2016, 09:00:26 PM »
Nice shot of Stoner d!  I was lucky enough to using a 200-400 for most of my shots but also had the 16-35 and 70-200.  The other beauty of the Island is the trackside parking = I could lock stuff away when I walked around the track.

Some very good shots from Texas Wesley.  I particularly like the one from the tower.  For non motorsports shooters both of you have done a good job :)

Thanks for the compliment Graham!
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #356 on: April 19, 2016, 01:11:59 PM »
Good shots there Roo, much better shooting there than through fence at the F1.
I've been to Phillip Island while on holidays one year but not for a race but would like to go to one . My partner and I did the go karts and a tour of the venue. We were lucky enough to see HRT doing a promo day for their sponsors so it was good to see at least something go round.
We did find out that Garth Tander did break the noise restrictions that day which the guy giving the tour said they cop a fine for.
What did you think of the 200-400mm?

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #357 on: April 19, 2016, 05:02:29 PM »
Good shots there Roo, much better shooting there than through fence at the F1.
I've been to Phillip Island while on holidays one year but not for a race but would like to go to one . My partner and I did the go karts and a tour of the venue. We were lucky enough to see HRT doing a promo day for their sponsors so it was good to see at least something go round.
We did find out that Garth Tander did break the noise restrictions that day which the guy giving the tour said they cop a fine for.
What did you think of the 200-400mm?

Thanks Mickat. First time shooting at the Island and loved it.  I may have to go back for the MotoGP.  The 200-400 is excellent although it's a bit of a beast - first time I have spent on a monopod for an extended period. Most of the day I was at f8 so it was no dramas going all the way from 200-560 without too much adjustment to settings.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #358 on: April 21, 2016, 02:42:04 AM »
There has been some outstanding images on here recently, very well done to everyone who took the time to share, you’ve inspired me!!
I just read the news that the Aussie V8’s are adding the Dubai Autodrome to their calendar for 2017/18!!!!!!!!!!!!  I simply CANNOT wait to attend that race, last time they were at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on their own, previously they where one of the support races at the F1, I was working on recovery at a twisty part of the track and me and my mate sat and watched them all swing SO wide that every single car scrapped along the barrier and lost their wing mirrors, we witnessed the wing mirrors flying through the air! it was one of my most cherished memories from all the motorsports I have watched over the years!!  Did I mention that I can’t wait to see them again :D
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #359 on: April 22, 2016, 05:32:30 PM »
There has been some outstanding images on here recently, very well done to everyone who took the time to share, you’ve inspired me!!
I just read the news that the Aussie V8’s are adding the Dubai Autodrome to their calendar for 2017/18!!!!!!!!!!!!  I simply CANNOT wait to attend that race, last time they were at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on their own, previously they where one of the support races at the F1, I was working on recovery at a twisty part of the track and me and my mate sat and watched them all swing SO wide that every single car scrapped along the barrier and lost their wing mirrors, we witnessed the wing mirrors flying through the air! it was one of my most cherished memories from all the motorsports I have watched over the years!!  Did I mention that I can’t wait to see them again :D

It will be interesting to see that race go ahead Stewart.  As for the wing mirrors, they are seen as an expendable outer marker especially at tracks like Adelaide, Albert Park...well anywhere there is a wall close to the corner exit.  If they haven't damaged a mirror then they haven't gone hard enough  ;D  The V8 utes series is on another level of insanity lol
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
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