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Valvebounce

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Apr 3, 2013
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Hi Roo.
That would explain it, I'm going to hazard a guess that only a few of the cars I photograph can get to 100mph between Woodcote and the Chicane.

Cheers, Graham.

Roo said:
Valvebounce said:
Hi Roo.
Very nice shots, some impressive panning blur for 1/100 sec, I guess they are going somewhat faster than the cars I shoot which make me go to 1/40th sec to get anywhere close! :)

Cheers, Graham.

Roo said:
Congrats to fist time winner Valtteri Bottas! Here are some I got of him at work in Melbourne :)

Thankfully those silly T wings and mobile billboards (sharkfins) will be gone next year...
Thanks Graham! At that point they would be doing just a bit north of 200 through the bend.
 

Roo

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Sep 12, 2013
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Some from the pits...

The different approaches by Toro Rosso and Mercedes to the top suspension mounting point compared to the regular mounting points was interesting.

Those front wings are just getting way too complicated...
 

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Click

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Roo said:
Some from the pits...

The different approaches by Toro Rosso and Mercedes to the top suspension mounting point compared to the regular mounting points was interesting.

Those front wings are just getting way too complicated...

Very nice series. Thanks for sharing.
 

Valvebounce

EOS 5D SR
Apr 3, 2013
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Hi Roo.
Interesting series of shots, that front wing is hideously complex, and just plain hideous!

Cheers, Graham.

Roo said:
Some from the pits...

The different approaches by Toro Rosso and Mercedes to the top suspension mounting point compared to the regular mounting points was interesting.

Those front wings are just getting way too complicated...
 

GeoffN

Expect nothing, and you will never be disappointed
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On Saturday morning at MotoGP race at COTA, the weather was overcast, cold and windy creating some tricky, low grip track surface conditions. MM93 (unhurt in this high side crash) got his RC213V back to the garage for repairs, qualified on pole later in the day and won the race on Sunday. I got these shots from the grand stands at Turn 15.
 

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GeoffN

Expect nothing, and you will never be disappointed
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Thank you Click. With the weather conditions on Saturday, the ISO was higher than I wanted, but I also didn't want to lose out on getting some keepers. The shutter speed was also pretty high to ensure keepers. I feel it's better to come home with something, than with a bunch of nothing. Texas is a long way from California to go for a race, but it was worth it. Unfortunately, I didn't get the access that I got last year for those cleaner angles for panning opportunities, without the fences in the way. My wife and I thought it was the best race we have seen in a long time. Marc Marquez crashing in FP4 and qualifying on Pole on Saturday and winning for the 5th year in a row on Sunday. Valentino Rossi finishing 2nd and taking the points lead. Dani Pedrosa finishing 3rd and having some naughty fun on the Podium. She was a noticeably and consistent target for the Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP Podium.
 

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GeoffN

Expect nothing, and you will never be disappointed
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Thank you Roo,

I appreciate your compliment. When I saw JL99 in the Paddock, I told him that he is one of the best riders to photograph. His riding style on the GP17 Desmosedici is very extreme. He and Scott Redding were the only two wearing clear face shields.
 

dhr90

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Finally gotten around to sorting through my shots from Brands Hatch at the start of April.

1. Can't decide if I like the way the foreground has blurred car or not, seems to add more drama, but something just isn't quite right to me?

Ginetta G55 by Matt, on Flickr

2. Over the winter a tree was felled trackside, leaving a useful stump to stand on to see over the catch fencing in a new place!

Ant Whorton-Eales by Matt, on Flickr

3. Some more 1/10th fun with the 24mm pancake. This was morning practice and Chilton had tried to dive up the inside of the Toyota, resulting in both losing bodywork...practice as the BTCC means to go on!

Tom Chilton and Rob Austin by Matt, on Flickr

4. More 1/10th fun, but this time at 200mm :)

Renault Clip Cup by Matt, on Flickr

5. Ok, not actualyl motorsport, but parked up by the side of the track were 3 Subaru Imprezza P1's ;D One of which had the front bumper held on by zip ties :'(

Triplets by Matt, on Flickr

Many more on Flickr, and many more from race day still to go through, should be about done by the time Octobers race arrives ;D C&C as always very welcome
 

tomscott

Photographer & Graphic Designer
I think they are really nice. Congrats! Its not easy.

I do think that people put more emphasis on the longer exposure blur effect than they do on the drama of what the subject is doing.

I would say doing research into interesting sections of the track where the vehicle will do something more interesting naturally makes images stand out more. For example a tight apex, corner section where the car has to slow down quickly jumping down the gears and igniting unused fuel is more exciting than side action. Picking the right light, I always like a backlit car towards the end of the race day, long shadows with warm light add that to a well timed drift around a long bend makes the images more exciting.

My favorite time in a race is twilight, quickly followed by early mornings late evenings just makes the images have more drama and if you can find a section that isnt that predictable for every car you get more interesting images to take home.