Drag Racing

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  1. bhop

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    I went to the drag races this weekend, shooting for a Honda website actually. I like all types of cars, so I shot some musclecars too. These few are not really for the Honda site, but I thought i'd share a couple.

    edit: here is the full set, with loads of Hondas http://wiredonhonda.com/photos/drags1208/

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    looks good, did you get any launching pics?
     
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    Nice shots!!

    I like the first one, but the angle doesn't work for me.
     
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    I like them all i think that the first one would look much better with the second pics angle.
     
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    Your drag strips have hills :D i would prefer them not tilted
     
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    Yeah, that seems to be a problem I have to fix.. heh, heh.. I'm sorta new to panning fast moving objects. My hand has some kind of natural tendency to tilt while i'm panning. I don't know why. It's possible that later in the day I got a little lazy..
     
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    I like a little tilt in auto photos myself but the first is too much.. The 2nd is the best..
     
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    I was reading Honda, but spying Camaro in the image..... Trick or Treat is passed... :lol:

    Nice shots except for the severe tilt. Any shots of Hondas to follow? I know it's not the same...... but, you were there.
     
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    I think the car works better going down the frame
     
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    I also tend to tilt 1-5 degrees when I pan but that can be fixed in PS afterwards.

    Some people deliberately angle as much as you did (don't know if yours were deliberately tilted or not), it seems to be a matter of personal taste as to where the limit is ...

    I prefer the first one of the two angled pics, the car is nice and sharp against the moving (blurry) background and you have a nice little "gleam" on the bonnet.

    And a nice close up of a smoking tyre is always cool [​IMG]
     

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