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Anatomy of a Whoops by bigshotdan Anatomy of a Whoops by bigshotdan
Home, James! Take all the back roads and shortcuts you know... or not.

From today's V8 Supercar practice session at Queensland Raceway, James Courtney overcooks things a little in his Stone Brothers Falcon. I've used the most dramatic image as the main part and the 'anatomy' of the lose in the film strip below.
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Chocozai Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply aweseome! Professional even!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Well thank you very much! I'm pleased you think so. Certainly a case of right place, right time...
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Ripcell Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
im not a ford fan but thats a cool sequence of shots
good work
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I suppose that's a good sign that it's a decent bit of work - a Holden fan likes a series of Ford images! Thanks very much... :thanks:
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Ripcell Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
hehehe
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Jimaco Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
oops
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed. JC recoevered well, though, and were it not for an engine letting go in the last race he'd have scored his first podium...
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Svelon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot(s)! And very nice titling :giggle:
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe... thanks very much! Yes, it's all about timing in racing. I was just lucky to catch this series. The title I actually had lined up for another series of images but they're from the film days so I'd have to find them and drag them out first. That could take a while!
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SubwoofaCS Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
Damn! James Courtney did lose it a bit during that round :D
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I think the pace of the 'southern invasion' had the locals a little worried in practice, hence them trying rather harder than at a test session. It was great to see JC do well - until engine dramas cut short his weekend. Bathurst podium must go some way to making up for it though!
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Severexy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Hobbyist
This is awesome! I love all the little photos under the larger one. Great idea!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I thought about doing it in a same-size series, but the main image here was so dramatic, I decided to go for that as the focal point, and add the others purely to tell the story...
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Severexy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006  Hobbyist
you're welcome
Good idea! I think if they were all the same size it would have been almost too much information and it would have lost its effectiveness. You seem to always know what makes the best photographs!
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wrighton363 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
Pretty neat series, but the transitions don't work from the 2nd to the 3rd... there's too much of a perspective change in my opinion; the 1st and 2nd good well though... The main picture is neat in composiion and perspective, blurry in some areas, but that's due to top speeds of the car itself, and nothing you can improve too much on- I really like the implied motion and how I want it to play out for me and you do through the pictures :D

this photo was suggested by *cowluva for me to critique based on the thread I made in the Thumbshare Forum :)
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much for commenting. That *cowluva is too kind. I do know exactly what you mean with the perspective change between the bottom frame, but that's purely how it all happened. Checking the details on each, there are six shots in all (one I didn't use) and they're covered by two seconds (data doesn't show fractions of a second).

If you like, have a look through some other recent images in my Gallery to see some other shots from that weekend, not to mention other motoring-related shoots...
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wrighton363 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
:aww: i'll be sure to check the out.
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misteriddles Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006   Photographer
You may notice I never comment on your car pics. That's just cos I'm not into cars. HOWEVER, a few weeks ago I found myself at a model car racetrack and attempted to photograph the vehicles as they sped around the bends. All I can say is that I now have a whole new respect for what it must take to create racetrack pics as good as yours. I found it was very, very difficult to get the timing right, and I'm sure the big cars you photograph are travelling a helluva lot faster than mine!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you oh so very much. That is one of the nicest compliments anyone could pay. I'm incredibly flattered... :bow:
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CoupeKid Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006   Photographer
outstanding work mate!
lovin this shot, perfect panning and shutter speed, jussssst right!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much. I'm really pleased with the series, especially considering I was still using the kit lens. Made me think twice about the new one. Until I got it this morning, that is... :P
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Captain-Planet Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
wow, that looks really good! You even have the car rotating in the same direction at the bottom.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks - glad you like it! The sequence is the first three insets followed by the main image and then the final one in the strip. There were another couple but I decided against using them.
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FirstLight75 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006   Photographer
Great series mate! I should have been there this weekend but was not to be. :( Oh well, Oran park is still on the cards.

What shutterspeed did you capture theses at? It seems to be spot on for freezing the car yet showing wheel motion. Good stuff.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much! Shutter Speed of 1/100sec at f14.0 with ISO set at 400. Focal length of 140mm. I think that just about covers things.
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phathag Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Well captured.

I have some similar series of photo sequences during the A1 GP, but I never thought to do one main shot and a few smaller shots leading up to it surrounding the main photo. Hope you don't mind if I borrow that idea for the future.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd be quite flattered if you used a similar technique, truth be told! Actually I was just going to use the one main image on its own, then I decided to make something out of it, and this is the result...
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
:clap: this is awesome :D
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! I'm just glad I was able to capture the whole thing...
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c-lue Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006   Photographer
Great series of images mate. Very clear and crisp. You should consider sending a copy to AA and see if they're interested in publishing it considering his performance during qualifying. His first Top 10 Shootout. Lets see how he performs during the races.
Im assuming your lens has arrived and that is what you've been using!?!? How are you finding it?? What factors were you using for these images??
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a good point - I just might do that, considering I have Monday off. See what tomorrow's haul brings. As for the lens, that's from the 75-300mm kit. My new baby still hasn't arrived. Australia Post says I'll likely get it on Monday. Hoo-friggin'-ray...
[No sarcasm in that final statement... oh no, not at all]
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c-lue Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006   Photographer
Go for it. Anything to get those images of yours out there. Tomorrow will be an interesting day. Lots of great racing with the reverse grid. That lens of yours is quite nice. Can you give me the EXIF from the shots....im just interested. How far away was Courtney's car from ya??
Bad luch about the timing for the new lens. Will you be considering a 1.4 extender for extra reach considering the shorter focal length??
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay, try it now. I've replaced the whole thing so the details are there for the main image. As for the newbie, I'll certainly look at the 1.4x extender down the track. That, and a shorter lens, would keep me happy for quite a while, I'd reckon...
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c-lue Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006   Photographer
Thanks mate! Can see it plain as day now. Just for future reference. I try to use around the 1/125 sec exposure to make sure you get the element of movement in the images.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I was doing all sorts on the weekend, from fully automatic through to fully manual. Shutter speeds of 1/250 right down to 1/60 were used. I like experimenting...
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c-lue Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006   Photographer
Its great fun playing around. I did a bit of the same at the 500 this year. Obviously different settings work in different situations.
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double00 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
lovely shot ^^
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much - lucky shots, too! Right place, right time...
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cowluva Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
awesome sequence shots--is that from your new lens? it looks fabulous at any rate
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
... and the annoying thing is, it's not! I still haven't received it. Then again, the lack of it didn't seem to adversely affect this series - and for that I'm quite happy!
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cowluva Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
i'm sorry that you didn't get it on time--but the lens you had worked quite well for these shots.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! It certainly did do the job here - and got me closer to the action than the new one will - but there were a few earlier in the afternoon for which I could have done with it, for those extra few f stops...
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
oooops deflected!
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work. I had to show this to all the race fans in my office and they love it as well as I.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh well a big "Thanks" all round then! Glad you all like it - I'll let you know when I've updated my website with many more from the weekend's action...
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome
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Devil427 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
wonderful series of photos ... well done :)
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers bloke! Glad you like it - I was rather lucky to capture the series, so I'm quite happy! :)
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Devil427 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
ma pleasure :bow:
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olly83 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006   Photographer
Fantastic shot, pin sharp!
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