Vintage Dragracing on Grass

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  1. polymoog

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    Who said you need snow to race with snowmobiles? ;-)

    The lighting was a pain believe it or not ... very harsh light high in the sky causing shadows from every angle, even when I had the sun behind me ... I know I should have maybe used the flash, but as you'll see from my drifting pics which will be coming later today or tomorrow, it didn't make the slighest difference. (n00b warning, I know almost nothing about external flashes so I probably just had it set up wrong ... :roll: )

    The auto WB gave slightly yellow results as well, slightly randomly ... anyone else think some of these are a little on the yellow side? I haven't altered the WB in these pics because I would like some second opinions.

    I also exposed on the cautious side b/c didn't want blown highlights esp on the white sleds.

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  2. johngpt

    johngpt No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice job panning.

    Great expression on the rider in #7. Great catch.

    Most on my monitor don't look too yellow, except for maybe #4. As I look at what's white in the images, it seems to be colour neutral. And it doesn't matter on which monitor of mine that I'm looking.

    I think you've done well for the harsh mid day light.

    Your exposure settings appear to have been chosen well.
     
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    OK thanks :)
     
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    Now here is something that catches my attention. I have been snowmobiling almost my entire life and I go the grass drags and water cross every year near my home. I love watching the vintage sleds race as well as the kid class on the 120cc sleds! It's really a good time.
    Great shots by the way!
     
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    The vintage safety gear is cool too.
     
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    polymoog TPF Noob!

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    Thanks, I'm going to a water cross here at the end of July, they also have a Big Jump competition at the end, the landing never looks fun ;)
     

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