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Old Jun 11, 2007, 9:16 PM   #1
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Some pictures I took at the Grand-prix in Montreal



It was a really good race with a lot of action !!















Hamilton, the winner and the best








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Old Jun 11, 2007, 11:04 PM   #2
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Nice shots. How'd you get so close? Race Photographer's credentials ?
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 3:15 AM   #3
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Cool, would love to have been there was a good race.

A couple look a little soft but that is probably due to not being sharpened after resizing, I think the main way you would have improved these would be to reduce the shutter speed to get more movement in the wheels and depending on shooting angle in the background as well.

Did you shoot any from the side?
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 4:01 AM   #4
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Nice shots, but like Mark said a slower shutter speed would have been better to get some motion in thewheels and background blur. The cars would not look so static.
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 10:31 AM   #5
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I was shooting at 300mm with my crappy 75-300 F4-5.6 canon lens...

I tried a few slow shutter speeds but I was facing the cars and at 300mm it wasn't really easy !

Thanks a lot for the comments
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 12:55 PM   #6
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Boily, nicely done-love photographing F1 cars...Now as far as this new guy being the greatest, come on!! Ive heard him being compared to Schumaker already...1 win does not a legend make. :-)
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very good! love em!!

so jealous!! however its just a waiting game for me...

i'll be working in the Valencia GP next year with the events company that i work for!

i've a feeling that motion blur would be hard with F1 cars, being so fast... its either static or all over the place....
true or no??
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 2:40 PM   #8
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Panning can be a little disheartening at first because of the # of throw aways, but like anything else, practice makes perfect...but, when you DO get that "special" one...its a great feeling! Practice by panning cars that run through your local streets so youre comfortable with the motions needed. As far as the speeds, F1, unlike open wheel oval racing, is a bit easier because of the numerous turns and chicanes, where speeds slow down. I went to an Indy qualifying session this past month and it took me a LONG time to get the timing right since I hadnt been there for such a long time. @ 240mph down the straights, you better be on your game! LOL
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Don't get bogged down by the speed of a subject as that is not the only factor involved. In F1 you are shooting quite a way from the cars so even though they are doing 200mph + at times the angular rotation that you are making as a photographer (speed of panning) is not terribly high and you will find the there are shots that work really well where you pan much faster with slow subjects.

TG is the 'King' of panning shots and have a look at this thread where he was close to the action of a cycle event where the pan is very fast although the subjectis probably not doing more than 30mph.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=82

For high speed pans with slower shutter where you are using a long lens I personally find it helps to use a monopod.
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I know how do to pans...see my thread here: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=82

The problem is that I wasn't at the good place for it ...
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