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  1. RtS

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    Some of you might remember the picture of the silver Mustang launching and lifting its front wheels that I posted a couple weeks back. This shot was taken at the NHRA event in Topeka, KS yesterday, and made the Mustang shot I captured earlier look like a turtle taking off. And yes, it was LOUD. After I pressed the shutter release, my vision blurred to due the noise of the car driving by (I was about 5 ft from the lane he was driving in). Strange experience. Anyway...there are a few more on my website if anyone is interested. I need to select a few to send the magazine editor (thats how I got the prime shooting location!). Any opinions will be valuable!

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    Great shot Rts. I photographed these puppies in Mission B.C. standing halfway down the track and couldn't keep still without a monopod. Even with a monopod my whole head rattled. I had the popoff valve blow right in front of me once too and thought I was going to die. There's nothing quite like it, thats for sure. Photographing these guys with ear plugs are a must if you want to concentrate. :)
     
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    this image needs space and close DOF. IMO you have too tight of a crop and distracting background for me to focus on the car.
     
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    I think that you need to emphasize the car a bit more by reducing your DOF to blur your background. What a shame that the spoiler is out of the frame.
     
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    If the photo is cropped, i would recommend setting it back to the original image. If not, you might try standing a bit further down the track, frame the car more and the background a bit less. I just find the backround too busy for my taste. But I also understand the dificulty of getting that shot, it's fairly tough to do IMO. Otherwise though, nice exposure and color saturation.
     
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    I agree with what you all are saying on the crop...I see it now, perhaps I can find some that are framed a bit better with the subject/background balance more favorable. What do you think of this one? Its a funny car, so its not as dramatic a launch, but you can tell by the heat from the exhaust it is at full tilt. Thanks again for your helpful comments.

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    I like the second one better. The steam blurs most of the background for you, in a different...non DOF way. Too bad the crowd behind the spoiler isn't blurred. Good shot though
     

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