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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:20 pm 
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I went to the first Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix last weekend, which unfortunately was the last race of the season. Here are a few shots taken from my seat in the South Grandstand. The Formula 1 guys are hitting 190-200mph (310-320kph) at this point, so panning was pretty difficult!

It's the first Formula 1 race to start in daylight and finish at night, with spectacular views over the Marina and Yas Hotel, which the cars race through.

1. Sebastian Vettel, race winner, in the Red Bull Racing F1 car

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2. Niko Rosberg in the Williams F1 car

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3. Mark Webber, who finished in 2nd place, in the Red Bull Racing F1 car

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4. View from the South Stand during a Chevrolet V8 race

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5. S**t, there's the corner! - Chevrolet V8 race

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6. Porsche 911 Cup racer

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7. Imminent carnage!

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8. Dusk over the Yas Hotel

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:52 pm 
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Wow.

Fantastic Pictures!!!

I'm really jealous that you were able to go, I love watching F1 and other races!

You're panning technique is great, especially on #1. Don't suppose you got one of Brawn's car? I quite like that because colour wise, it's totally different to the rest. Be interesting to see how it's gonna look next season


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:11 pm 
Phil buddy congratulation ... great shots... you mastered it.

The only F1 GP I ever saw was Monaco, and Montreal... and did see a NASCAR race

Well done Phil


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:29 am 
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Just for PhilDiggle:

1. Liuzzi's Force India

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2. Barrichello's Brawn

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3. Barrichello again

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4. GP2 Asia Car

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The GP2 Asia Cars are a step down from Formula 1, but a good feeder into top line racing. Kobayashi has done really well in GP2 Asia this year, and has recently bagged a seat in the Toyota F1 Car for the last couple of races, getting 6th in the Abu Dhabi GP. After his showings at Abu Dhabi and Brazil, he's definitely one to look out for next year...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:51 am 
The first picture is amazing, really nice colours.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:52 am 
The first picture is amazing, really nice colours.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:10 am 
Really happy for you Phil, did well? :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:20 am 
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Damn - have to wait until March now for a trip to the Bahrain Grand Prix!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:36 pm 
very nice!!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:57 pm 
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And for all those that prefer their Formula 1 cars red:

Fisichella's Ferrari

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:22 am 
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Awesome shots - wish I could make it to an F1 race someday.
Do you have any Mclarens? I have supported them since I was 8 and still believe them to have the best looking car on the grid.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:41 pm 
Great photos, like all of them :shock: I always follow F1 series (on TV :cry: ). I also watched the last race in Dubai, do you have chance to take the shot during the night :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:51 pm 
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Here you go, jgmatthews

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I think I only had the kit lens on at the time, so not much reach. Hamilton's McLaren during Saturday Practice.

I have some more which I'll upload to my Zenfolio site when I've got the time over the next couple of days....


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:52 pm 
If these high speed action gorgeous shots were taken with a d90 which has a max shutter speed of 1/4000, when would you need a 1/8000 shutter speed. First post here and thanks for any clarification.


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Hello Bass528, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum!
To enjoy your stay here please have a look at the house-rules!
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A higher speed is needed...
- when you're even closer to such a fast subject
- when you have fast (i.e. large aperture) glass and want to use the largest aperture in glaring sunshine
- when you're shooting against the sun or in bright white snow

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