Wild West Modified Tour for C&C

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  1. LittleMike

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    I took these Friday and Saturday at the Desert Thunder Raceway as they were hosting the W.W.M.T. and am please with how a few came out. The only PP any of these have is the crop. Any suggestions on what I could do to improve next time? After viewing them on a bigger screen I wish I would have slowed my shutter speed a little to get more blur, but I'll take it as a learning experience.

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    I do not have any tips on how to improve them but I think these shots are great. Good work :thumbup:
     
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    great shots!
     
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    The only suggestion I can offer which might make some of them more interesting would be to decrease your shutter speed and pan for a longer time to increase the feeling of movement in the image.
     
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    4 & 5 are my favorite...great action shots!
     
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    Littlemike

    The color is vibrant, and you are so close to the panning you are looking for..
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    Is this guy actually in the middle of leaving the track...unexpectedly?
     
  7. LittleMike

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    Thanks for the replies everyone! I definately gained a lot of respect for those who can do a good job at panning shots. They're a lot more difficult than I thought!

    Actually, SHE is in the middle of leaving the track unexpectedly...psh, women drivers :greenpbl:

    Also, #4 is just re-entering the track after sliding off momentarily :)
     
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    I hate to say it but i love crash shots. 5 :thumbup: reminds me of smokey and the bandit!
    Panning is tuff .. i have learned lol
     
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    LittleMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I agree! Crash shots are my favorite, but usually don't go over too well when you're trying to sell the pictures to the drivers :er:
     
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    What lens did you use in these photos?
     
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    These are great but you can do better. I think the background are not blurred enough (shutter speed too fast).
     
  12. LittleMike

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    I rented the first generation Canon 70-200 2.8L IS. I was also shooting with a Canon 5D Mk2, so there isn't a crop factor. The track owner let me get in the infield (where usually only workers are aloud to go) to get closer to the action and get better angles than I otherwise would have been able to get. Also, I couldn't help but notice you're from Gouverneur. I lived in Massena for just under a year :)

    Totally agreed with the shutter speed. Next time I'll slow it down quite a bit more.
     

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