Dragracing in Northern Sweden

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  1. polymoog

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    The first event of the season was greeted by hail showers ... but in between the breaks they did manage to get some runs in, here's a couple of pics, let me know what you think :

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    You were on the wall for these? Nice work, I like the first one too bad that cable was in the way.
     
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    Nice work, polymoog! Good colour and good captures of the action. 3 (the racer doing the wheelie) and 5 (I liked the coiled look to the racer) are my faves
     
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    I think i like the last one best but that Suzuki Katana takes me back to when i had one
     
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    I know, really annoying isn't it .. [​IMG] and to be honest I couldn't be bummed to clone it out :roll: need to improve my clone skills first ... Yes I was by the wall.

    Thanks, what do you mean by "coiled look", like he is coiled up on the bike?

    We suddenly realised that guy in the last pic might do something interesting, and after his burnout my friend sprinted round the other side of the wall to get a head on shot of the wheelie :) What bike do you have now?
     
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    His posture is coiled or tense, like he's about to spring into action
     
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    Is it still considered "coiled" if he is already in action? Seems like it only pertains to pre-action. In that shot, he is already leaving the line.
     
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    OK, I see what you mean :)
     
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    heey nice drag race coverage you've done!
    In Bahrain drag racing always in night, so doing coverage with my d40 is not easy :p
     
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    Great Shots Moog!!!

    I like the lat one the best! Good timing and great tire wrap!

    On my uncalibrated monitor, it seems like all the shots could use a bit of a colour boost.

    Cheers
     
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    polymoog TPF Noob!

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    Wow, always at night? Is that because it is too hot during the day?

    RThanks, and interesting point about the colours. I was sure the saturation was OK, boosted some of the pics by 3 or 4 points but I did also make some other alterations because I didn't want the red of the track to take over, it made the light red as well .. will have to make finer adjustments next time ;) Might be going to another event on Saturday so we'll see how that turns out ...
     
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