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kenmck15 Dec 10, 2006 11:42 PM

Hi All

See shots from drag day last weekend. My first time using the 350d in fast shutter sitations



MIxing the Nitro
http://static.flickr.com/132/318460319_a4717a01fa_o.jpg


NItro car slicks
http://static.flickr.com/142/318460316_a4e02bf2ac_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/143/318460312_97dba6ee06_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/127/318460310_cd169ee569_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/129/318460308_d6c1e91e0d_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/142/318460306_f4d6dfef46_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/131/318448728_eb405b4990_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/126/318448726_f6d7d3d4d0_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/139/318448020_1566448358_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/124/318448015_36c62c4195_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/134/318446385_9de85bbabf_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/134/318446381_bdb1d7d06d_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/125/318446380_c97ace975c_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/142/318446379_fe02517eee_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/135/318446376_0c443f2d9d_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/136/318424547_11b251f9bb_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/139/318424545_cf5913c0f4_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/133/318446386_eba0e8ebb1_o.jpg

ken

Mark1616 Dec 11, 2006 3:59 AM

Hi Ken,

Good to see you trying something new!!! Great sharpness and lovely colour captured here. I also like the 'still' shots you took of the blower etc and the one looking straight onto the car is cool too.

I personally would be either looking for a narrower dof to separate the cars from the background or (and this is my preference) using a slower shutter speed to capture the movement. This is a more interesting technique and will take longer to master (I'm still trying) but the results can be very impressive. I have never tried drag racing so don't know what settings to go for, but I would think that 1/160-1/250 would be a good start as they are fast moving.

Hope you get to shoot some more as I would like to see the results.

Mark

kenmck15 Dec 11, 2006 5:53 AM

Mark1616 wrote:
Quote:

Hi Ken,

Good to see you trying something new!!! Great sharpness and lovely colour captured here. I also like the 'still' shots you took of the blower etc and the one looking straight onto the car is cool too.

I personally would be either looking for a narrower dof to separate the cars from the background or (and this is my preference) using a slower shutter speed to capture the movement. This is a more interesting technique and will take longer to master (I'm still trying) but the results can be very impressive. I have never tried drag racing so don't know what settings to go for, but I would think that 1/160-1/250 would be a good start as they are fast moving.

Hope you get to shoot some more as I would like to see the results.

Mark
thanks mate

I was shooting these at well over 1/1000 i think was shooting with a narrow ap bcse i have had issues with a lack of sharpness due to my dof being too shallow. FOr this day iwanted to focus on achieveing consistent clear and sharp shots. I thought about shifting to a 1/100 shuter for the paning shots but i think i am to close to the track and the cars are moving to quick for me.

Maybe in time

thanks for the comments

ken

Mark1616 Dec 11, 2006 6:00 AM

That's cool and you did manage to get the shots as desired which is a lot of the battle. You will be surprised how good you can get shots when something is moving really fast past you, just play around with shutter speeds to find what works for the distance/speed of subject. Once your body is used to the fast panning action required then it will be reasonably easy (well sort of) to get sharp shots.


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