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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:12 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:05 pm 
Some from the night practice

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Model: Canon EOS 550D
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Focal Length: 135mm

Its noisy but I like the shot. It was my first time shooting moving cars this eve, it was dark and I was using a new lens. Took me a few shots to get it dialed in

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Model: Canon EOS 550D
ISO: 3200
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: 2.8
Focal Length: 200mm

Less noise, closer cropped in camera and reasonably sharp

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Model: Canon EOS 550D
ISO: 1600
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 200mm

Despite the camera metering under exposing the image I like it.

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Model: Canon EOS 550D
ISO: 1600
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: 2.8
Focal Length: 200mm

These were the settings dialed in. I got a pretty good hit rate on sharpish shots with cars filling the frame

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Model: Canon EOS 550D
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/30 sec
Aperture: 1.8
Focal Length: 50mm

Gutted this isnt sharp :-(

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Model: Canon EOS 550D
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Aperture: 1.8
Focal Length: 50mm

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Model: Canon EOS 550D
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 1.8
Focal Length: 50mm

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Model: Canon EOS 550D
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: 1.8
Focal Length: 50mm

FIRE FIRE FIRE

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Model: Canon EOS 550D
ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: 1.8
Focal Length: 50mm

Its true, no smoke without fire!!

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Model: Canon EOS 550D
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: 1.8
Focal Length: 50mm

"I was shouting FIRE!!!!!!"

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Model: Canon EOS 550D
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Aperture: 1.8
Focal Length: 50mm

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Model: Canon EOS 550D
ISO: 250
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: 1.8
Focal Length: 50mm


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:55 am 
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Good shots from both, I guess it's always difficult with low light night shots deciding to bump up ISO for shutter speed V noise.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:47 am 
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awesome guys, keep them coming.

the shots with the 50 1.8 especially at high iso and at 1.8 remind me why I don`t really enjoy this lens at times. Mine produces similar results.
It seems to have focusing inconsistencies. Front or back focuses with varying distances.
I can see that the next purchase will be the 50 1.4 or Sigma 30 1.4

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:06 am 
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Were both of you there together? and did you all have some kind of press pass to get some of the close ups?

Great work, love them

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:16 am 
maxjj - Yeah, I'm not a fan of my 'nifty fifty'. I'm not completely sure why but it just doesnt seem to work for me.

Hikiingmike - Yes we do both have press passes (any orange photog bibs!!) but today we were at the track at different times.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:15 am 
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That's cool, wish i could do that here. Weonly have a monster truck raceand a second rate horse track near me :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:49 am 
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Thanks HikingMike, maxjj and 4xxxx

I've been to the last two 24 hour races but not with media access, which so far is making all the difference. Otherwise you just end up with 200 shots of cars driving past from a couple of different viewpoints!

Ian and I will be meeting up during the event and we've both rented 70-200mm f2.8 lenses which should help at night. My 70-300 is handy during the day but won't cut it at night on darker areas of the track.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:47 am 
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Seeing ianganderton's #6 I just thought: Oh... those tire thiefs are getting more and more impudent :lol:


I really love all those shots! Well done!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:17 pm 
Well the race is well underway and I'm on track with creating a photo blog post every hour so far. I was hampered by the internet being down but its sorted now.

If your interested in my 'coverage' then have a look at http://inthesandpit.wordpress.com/

Any C&C thoughtfully recieved.

Its proving a serious challenge to get out to locations, get shots, get back, upload and post then get back out to the track.

Shots are virtually unprocessed, come are cropped, some are 'boosted' in Picasa, some have been straightened or squewed. Most are as is.

Enjoy

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:29 pm 
Here's one for you thats a bit different

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:43 pm 
Over halfway now in my 24 in 24 experience.

Just posted this in #14 of 24 and thought I'd share it here too

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Click the image to go to the blog with loads more photos in it. So far I've posted 139 images, not sure how many I've taken, 10 times that I'm guessing :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:07 am 
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IMG_9179 by ianganderton, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:13 pm 
I'm not going to bore you all with too many more from the weekend. Here are a few of the several thousand frames I shot.

I'm really pleased with this sunset shot. I identified that it would be a good opportunity well before the event and noted the times on my planning spreadsheet. When I visited the circuit the day before I clocked where the sun when down and then worked out the best location on the circuit map. It was the furthest point from the media centre and a bit of a hike out there to get it but the shot has worked pretty well
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IMG_7767 by ianganderton, on Flickr

Red hot brake discs
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IMG_7899 by ianganderton, on Flickr

This is probably my personal favorite from the weekend. The cloud of dust is carbon from the brakes being released as the wheel nuts are undone
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IMG_8666 by ianganderton, on Flickr

The next two are of sunrise. Again I'd planned for sunrise and managed to find a perfect location to shoot from. I've already posted one but cant decide which of the 3 I prefer. Phil liked the one directly below. I like the porsche in the first one I posted but also like the way the white car 2 below shows better in the light. I'd appriciate any feedback on this
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IMG_9176 by ianganderton, on Flickr

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IMG_9200 by ianganderton, on Flickr

This one should be called "marbles". As well as the track detritus this image has the Mustang which was probably the best looking car there.
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IMG_9353 by ianganderton, on Flickr

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IMG_9425 by ianganderton, on Flickr

While I dont think this is a toptastic image in its own right it is pretty good of a journalistic moment. Not many could have got this shot, I was one of the few who planned for it and made sure I'd baggsied the right place to get it in time
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IMG_9517 by ianganderton, on Flickr

And the winning team on the podium
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IMG_9619 by ianganderton, on Flickr

I learnt soo much from a photographic point of view this weekend. While I'm tired still now it was definitely worth the effort


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