NASCAR at Lime Rock Park

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  1. Claff

    Claff TPF Noob!

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    NASCAR Busch East Series, Lime Rock Park, Aug. 17-18 2007

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    I know my sensor needs cleaning, some day I'll lose my wimpiness and just get in there and do it.
     
  2. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I really like #2 & #3. I'm going to the VIR at the end of the month and hope to do half as well as you have.
     
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    wow that wheel is way high lol, nice shots.
     
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    Very nice action shots! Could you make the colors pop? JMHO.
     
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    This is something that's been frustrating me lately. The picture comes out of the camer very colorful and remains that way through my meager Photoshop processing, then when I instruct it to "save for web" it sucks the life out of the pic every time. I suppose I could super-saturate the photo in Photoshop and then when I go to 'save for web' it'll get knocked down to about where it should be, but that seems pretty counter-productive. I guess figuring this stuff out will be a winter project here.
     
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    Save your fullsize image, then resize to post here. Don't bother with the "save for web" button.
     
  7. Claff

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    Let's see

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    Well the orange certainly does seem more orangey, but by saving the image full-size I lose the ability to sharpen the photo. guess it's a trade-off.
     
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    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Why can you not sharpen full size? I seem to be lost, don't understand why it makes a difference.
     
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    I sharpened the more colorful #30 car when it was full-sized in Photoshop and then reduced the size with the Windows powertool image resizer - the 640-wide pic just doesn't look as sharp, especially around the lettering on the rear quarter and the screen mesh in the front grille.

    On a completely unrelated subject, I'd like to know how those who pan moving cars can get away with shooting at 1/100. At this particular corner, the one at the end of the main straight where the cars are under heavy braking, I started out shooting at 1/500 and tried working my way down but by the time I got to 1/150 I had a hard time keeping both ends of the car in focus - the nose would be great but the back of the car got fuzzy. In my experience I can't seem to get much slower than 1/250 before getting consistently iffy results.
     

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