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Old 30-04-2005, 22:32   #1
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motor racing pics

got my digital rebel just over a month ago, have taken a few basic shots to get use to the camera, but after getting a 75-300mm USM lens treated myself to a day out last weekend at oulton park in cheshire. Out of 150 photos these are my favs. Any feedback (especially ps comments cause i'm still learning here) is welcome.

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Old 30-04-2005, 22:37   #2
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Pretty impresive

Especially like the last shot, the panning is spot on

I'd love the chance to get to a motorsport event, but just never get the chance
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Old 30-04-2005, 22:41   #3
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Pretty impresive

Especially like the last shot, the panning is spot on

I'd love the chance to get to a motorsport event, but just never get the chance
Thanks very much - thats my favourite as well, got the feeling of speed. As i said out of 150 photos, i have got 4 that i like, not a very good ratio to photos taken, but for the first effort i'm quite pleased
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But thats the beauty of Digital. It costs nothing to take them even if you bin them afterwards.
And the more you take, the better you get.
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Old 01-05-2005, 17:40   #5
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Thanks very much - thats my favourite as well, got the feeling of speed. As i said out of 150 photos, i have got 4 that i like, not a very good ratio to photos taken, but for the first effort i'm quite pleased
I wouldn't worry too much I remember Patrick Lichfield saying that he felt lucky if he got one decent photo out of a roll. That was also studio photopgraphy so he had more control.

Nice shots and I would agree that the 4th is the best.

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Old 01-05-2005, 22:33   #6
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I wouldn't worry too much I remember Patrick Lichfield saying that he felt lucky if he got one decent photo out of a rolll

ah thomas patrick anson, earl of lichfield - lives up the road from me just past cannock chase near milford at shugborough hall

I thought that out of 150 photos, i got 4 that were good/ok - have trimmed that down to 2 and am still quite chuffed. 1st decent camera with 2 photos from my first "photo" day out, can't moan at that


got rid of the middle two because i think they were cropped, zoomed and photoshopped too much

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I was at Thruxton yesterday afternoon for the qualifying for today's BTCC 4th, 5th & 6th rounds. There were other qualifying and races too, including single seater stuff and a bunch of Seats barrelling around the track

The thing I love about that place is the access. Freely able to wander around the team areas, up to the pits etc - obviously not allowed on the pit lane SIDE of the pit buildings during a race, but still. Makes the whole thing that much more interesting, getting up close and personal with every aspect of it. I made an effort to photograph more than just the racing as a result

Pics are at http://www.badgersnaps.com/main.php?...avId=x73c829d0 but these are my favourites (note, Gallery2 is still in development so it's not the fastest album software in the world at present).












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Those are excellent Greyjackal (along with most if not all on your site) extremely sharp just shows me i have a long way to go. What shutter speed were you using for the first shot you have all the detail on the car as well a blurry background. I found that mine was set too slow in a lot of my photos and the car was way to blurry.
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In my rush to get them processed, I dropped the EXIF data

I'll sort that out later today, but in the meantime, here it is for the orange Halfords Honda Type R


h:\Processing\CRW_5514.tif
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
Artist: Unspecified
Copyright: Unspecified
Date modified: 01 May 2005 23:24:13
X-Resolution: 3000000/10000
Y-Resolution: 3000000/10000
Resolution unit: Inch
Firmware version: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
Comment:
Date taken: 30 April 2005 11:09:22
Date digitized: 30 April 2005 11:09:22
Exposure time [s]: 1/250
Exposure program: Normal
Exposure mode: Auto
Exposure bias [EV]: 0.0
F-Number: F7.1
Focal length [mm]: 100
ISO value: 100
Shutter speed [s]: 1/250
Aperture: F7.1
Max. aperture: F4
Flash: Not fired
Metering mode: Multi-segment
White balance: Auto
Colour space: Uncalibrated
Sensing method: One-chip color area sensor
File source: DSC
Custom rendered: Normal
Subject program: Standard
Image width: 3072
Image height: 2040
Components configuration: YCbCr
Average compression ratio: 9/1
Focal plane X resolution: 3072000/892
Focal plane Y resolution: 2048000/595
Focal plane res. unit: 2
EXIF version: 0221
FlashPix version: 0100
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EXIF added to all of them on the site.
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Some great pics both of you - well done.
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Two sets of exellent pics there you two..
(oh and hotrod there was nothing wrong with the middle two pics)
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Ta. I should add, just for Damien's benefit, that all were without the UV filter being present
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Off to the TT in June and wanna try and get some half decent shots..At the moment I got a canon A60 (may have found funds to upgarde by then, still be a compact though I guess) so i would think I have the necessary manualabilty to achive some half decent shots, if not that sharp..
Will try some experimenting before I go, any suggestions really I spose?
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