Drag racing

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  1. keybq

    keybq TPF Noob!

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    Ok here are some photos i took from a drag racing event. it was Ford v other makes.
    Taken at RT66 Drag strip

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    Ok well here they are tell me what you think of these
     
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    Nice to see some drag racing pics, I'm hopefully going to see som Top Fuel action in Pomona in a few weeks time :)

    Re your pics, I'm no pro but this is my humble input :

    1 & 3 - always cool with action pics but the cars could be more in focus.
    4 - nice angle/cropping, good colours
    5 - nice angle but don't forget to obscure the reg. nr :)
     
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    this was the first time i ever tried shooting a drag race
    but thanks for the commets
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Why were you shooting at iso800 and F32 with F stops that small the sharpness of the shot get softer, you could have been at iso200 F11
     
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    remeber to cut waaaay back on your shutter speed, looks kinda goofy when you have tires smoking but not spinning.
     
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    thanks i just thought it was cool that you can have it that in focus
     
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    Ya thats what im saying
    and the reasons 1&3 are out of focus is because u weren't panning fast enough
     
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    yep, I just about always shoot at a ss of 125 or less. Your right though the big draw back is panning correctly, I'd say about 25% of my shots are perfect and about 75% are usable.

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    wheel spinning and blurred background show motion, the more blur the faster it will seem
     
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    also to add it takes a bit of practice to get it down, best would be to go out to a road race (time attack, drift, club cars) where you have tons of cars to work with passing you all the time.
     
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    yea that was my first time ever trying to pan. I thought they had came out pretty good but yea they are def not perfect
     
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    like I said, keep it up. You got the concept, now go duit.
     
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    I like to keep the shutter speeds low, just go one day and just shoot panning shots and see how low you can go

    this is 1/40 Whoops
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