My first time shooting a sand drag race

Discussion in 'Photojournalism & Sports Gallery' started by inTempus, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. inTempus

    inTempus TPF Noob!

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    I'm up in Michigan doing the family thing for the weekend and right next door they were having some drag races - in the sand. So I ran over with the 1D I just happened to have with me and took some shots. Not only that, I met another photog from my area that has a sports photography business and he offered me a job. :) I'll meet with him next weekend at another event to see if it's something I want to do.

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    Here are a few shots from today.

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    Thoughts? I've never shot anything like this before. It as a blast, I really enjoyed the action.
     
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    Very cool...that looks like a lot of fun. I like the pics, but have one little nit with shots 3 & 4. In #'s 1 & 2, you nailed the motion in the rear wheels with the kicking of the sand (keeping everything else sharp...:thumbup:), but the tires in 3 & 4 are almost frozen with the sand kicking up behind them. It's like shooting a prop plane without a blur to the propeller...just don't look right.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback and you're absolutely right. I noticed this and later slowed my shutter speed down A LOT. That's why some look different than others. When I started I was shooting around 1/1250 then slowed it down to 1/320 as I too decided it didn't look right.
     
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    Wait a minute... are there two people roving around with the same avatar here or am I losing my mind? I thought tharmsen had that avatar.
     
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    Could be, don't you know who that is a picture of? It's a very-very famous photographer. I'm shocked you don't recognize him. :)


    It's me, tharmsen, I just stopped using my real name.
     

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