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Old Dec 16, 2010, 12:42 AM   #1
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OK, if you saw my first post, my same excuses still apply LOL

Some random shots of crashes. Its hard to anticipate a crash, so you're always playing catch up...








Before I forget, 18 year old Johanna Long won the race. Only the second female to ever win the Snowball Derby.



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Hi Robert, I can see why you need to take so many pics at an event like this. It must be so much going on all around you there must be a big element of luck along with skill.
At first I was thinking the 28-300 must be great for this but I do wonder if having that much range at a fast moving event like this actually gives so many options it could all get mind boggling. Also I wonder how fast the AF is on a lens like that.
I,m just thinking how I would feel there and I think I would feel real flustered at the speed of everything and what I,m going to do. I have a 55-200 and find the Af tracking quite slow on that, it has trouble keeping up with Spud sometimes. Think you did a great job in what must be a very difficult environment.
2,3 and 4 are my faves.
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Hi Mark, I noticed that all the "pros" were using canon and high end nikon. Faster af and burst rate. Then again, they do this for a living, and I don't (good thing). Cars and airplanes are fairly easy because you can pan along with the car and still get a good shot. Where canon and nikon excel is tracking as the car approaches. I know Spud isn't THAT fast, and available light has a lot to do with focus speed. On a bright day and a contrasty scene the af on most cameras/lenses is fast enough.
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Dang floridian drivers, thats why I don't visit that often LOL Frank
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Cool photos, Robert (hope no one got hurt). The amount of fresh smoke, particularly in photo 1 and the varied angles of the cars, hint of the accident that has just occurred!

Good exposure / colour on these. Impressive for 18 year old Johanna to do so well!

Thanks for sharing. Cheers

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Hi Paul, thanks for the kind words. I am a rookie out of my element doing these kinds of action pictures, but the experience was fun at least. The only time I could talk and be heard was after a crash. Until then, it was so noisy you could barely hear yourself think!
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