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TG Sep 3, 2005 8:40 AM

First time shooting rally and first outing with new 20D (upgraded from 10D)
These pics were taken from Saturday at the NGK Rally of Melbourne.

jp80 Sep 3, 2005 1:17 PM

Hi TG,

your "First time shooting rally" is a big step forwards.

I like the 1st, 2nd and 4th because there we can see the movement. The third one is static, there is no movement - but we are on the rally!!!

good job! I donĀ“t believe you that this was the first time :dude:


TG Sep 3, 2005 7:26 PM

Third shot is a head-on shot. You don't get motion blur with these shots if you want the car to be focused and you generally use higher shutter speeds because the car is coming straight at you.

Yes this was my first time shooting rally cars, have shot circuit racing before.

mark baker Sep 25, 2005 3:21 AM

This is nice stuff. Aussie rallying is hard to shoot because much of it is in BIG forest, and access is limited at any of the events where the top teams compete.

With ref to stopping action, canI suggest something? I've always found it's possible to go a slower shutter speed in the front-on stuff than otherwise if the aim is indeed to stop action, as the cars are head-on and movement is limited.

A long lens like a 300/2.8 or 300/4and a shutter speed to match - 1/300 or 1/350th or at most 1/500th - has served me well even back in my film camera days. Depth of field is the key- and you need less in a front-on shot than in trying to grab a front 3/4 or side-on image.

TG, nice stuff from Sandown.

Jason Richards is a mate of mine from his days at the BMW touring car team here in NZ. He had a great result at Sandown. Just wait for Bathurst!

Widowmaker Sep 25, 2005 3:19 PM

Actually number 3 is my favorite. Even though the angle prevented motion blur you still get the feel of motion from the dirt being thrown and the angle of the front tires.

gaul Sep 30, 2005 4:04 PM

I like the 1 (blue Subaru) and the 3 (black car). Very nice shots dude!

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