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Splashing Along by bigshotdan Splashing Along by bigshotdan
Well they do call it Eastern Creek. It was suggested that the long weekend's V8 Supercar action may not go ahead owing to the sheer volume of water flooding across the track. Thankfully the rain eased up and things went ahead on day one, if a little late...

Here is James Courtney on a quick one down the front straight. The high angle is courtesy of a wonderful spectator spot on top of the pit garages. If only those in charge of Queensland Raceway would do something similar...
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Severexy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist
the first thing that stood out to me when I looked at this photograph was the colour. this is a very nice shot
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it! Funny you should mention the colour; this is one of the least-edited shots I have uploaded in recent history; only slight level adjustments...
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Severexy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Hobbyist
oh really? I guess sometimes it's just better to let things be as they are haha
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rallyart Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007   Photographer
superb.nice colours.i've bought as i told you the 70-200 f4 lens.i canot afford the 2,8 one but still.the autofocuss is so good(my old lens was the 70-300mm f4-5,6-stupid and awfull lens...).can ait to go in weekend to rally.take care daniel!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much! I'm glad you like it. Oh, and don't let any rally cars throw stones at your new lens! :P
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay I like this one alot!! Not just because it comforts me to know I'm not the only one daft enough to stand in the lashing rain (2 out of 3 days this weekend) with expensive camera gear, not just because of the tasty crop, but primarily because it's all about speed.

And this screams it.

Bravo mate, well impressed.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
And let us not forget the 'fresh' breeze that was blowing. Blowing. Enough to make just about any umbrella turn itself inside-out.

Glad you like the shot, though, bloke. Much appreciated! :thanks:
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Lancia-Stratos Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
fabulous shot there m8! :wow:
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much! I'm glad you think so...
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Mamiya74 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007   Photographer
Reminds me of Knockhill LOL :laughing: :faint:
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Now what could possibly give you that impression? :giggle:
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karinakay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
one more incredible shot!!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Karina. You're too kind... :thanks:
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karinakay Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
Nah, I'm realistic :)
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echo63 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
very nice, looks about perfect other than the very slight softness on the rear of the car, but the only way around that would be a higher shutter speed

i think its good enough to be added to my favourites (there isnt many shots in there)
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much for that. I'm glad you like it. I know a quicker shutter would freeze the car more, but that's what I try to avoid; I believe there's no point in 'freezing' a racing car at speed...
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echo63 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
you shoot the same way i do then, 1/160th handheld, 1/60th to 1/125 on monopod
its one of those things, the shot looks much nicer with a blurred background and wheels, but its very easy to blur the car slightly too (which is where i have a problem - but a monopod helps)
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes indeed. Definitely helps to add some sense of speed to an image. As for these shots from the Creek, I didn't take the monopod out of the car. Needless to say I had a couple of rather sore arms come the end of the day...

As far as shutter speeds go, for me it depends on the part of the circuit; if it's a slow corner, I'll aim for 1/80; on a straight, I try to keep it around 1/100 or 1/125. Realistically, anything up to about 1/250 still captures a great sense of speed...
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echo63 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
i assume this shot was taken with a 70-200 or 70-300 mm lens ?
i find that if i shoot without the monopod i can go as low as 1/80th and still get a reasonable keeper rate
with the monopod i can go as low as 1/40th and still get most of my shots razor sharp
i used to hate using it, but i recently got used to it (i also managed to snap it in half)
for most of barbagallo, 1/160th is the highest you would want to go, for the drifting anyway, V8 supercars could probably go a little higher if you needed too
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
70-200, yes. Not really used to shooting with the monopod yet; only used it for racing quite literally a couple of times. With more practice I'm sure I'll get more 'in tune' with it...
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echo63 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
I have had my monopod nearly a year, and whenever i used it i felt like i was "fighting" with it
its only the last 3 events that i have gotten used to it and like using it.
oh, and if you ever have to help a pretty lady over a fence, dont extend your monopod, just stick it through the fence with it compacted, otherwise you will probably need another monopod (trust me on this, mine is currently gaffertaped back together)
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chcAhlic Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice work there... however, i have one issue.. its a ford.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
No issue there as far as I can see. Thanks anyway!
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chcAhlic Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
haha... u know what i'm lke though!
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chcAhlic Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice work there... however, i have one issue.. its a ford.
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6th-gear Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah i like how it`s focused on the back of the car, gives it a "faster speed effect"
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Jorge. That's just the timing of it but I thought, given there's some interest behind the car (a little spray), it could work this way. Glad you think it works...
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6th-gear Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
definitely looks great
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brokenzuba Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
I like the distortion in this, looks great!!!!
Very tidy work Daniel :nod:
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks dude! Glad you like it. I had to sharpen it more than I'd ideally like, but it's come out fairly well.
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brokenzuba Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
I wouldn't change a thing Dan :)
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Jun 9, 2007, 3:06:05 PM
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