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Torque It Up by bigshotdan Torque It Up by bigshotdan
The Audi R10's ultra high-tech diesel powerplants (with the associated mega torque figure, hence the title) only rev to a fraction of what a typical petrol unit would do and so the noise of these cars is drowned out by every other motor out there. It truly is incredible - there are road cars out there that would be far louder than these race rockets...
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fuelie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The motion blur makes it feel like the photo is jumping out at me. The gorgeous colours help too. I like how the cars are in focus, but the rest isn't. Gives them a great sense of speed.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
One of these days I'm gonna have to start liking this photo as much as everyone else seems to - I put it up because it was the only 'flying in formation' shot I got of the R10s...

Basically I added a radial blur centred on McNish's helmet so the cars appear vaguely in focus while everything else is a blur. Worked pretty well...
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olly83 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008   Photographer
I love this shot!! really dynamic
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Olly! One would think, given how many people do love it, that I'd have warmed to it by now. Nup. Still not entirely convinced. I'll leave it here because I'm apparently the only one who doesn't really - and I mean really - like it...
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ZondaC12 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
Marvellous picture!
I miss so much track pictures....
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much! Yeah, trackside is a good place to be. Mind you, I like your gallery - Monaco is a great place for photographing cars...
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konax Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
awesome, I like the old-fashioned cross processing look :)
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much! It's taken a while for this one to grow on me but I still seem to be the only one who doesn't really like it...
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CoupeKid Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007   Photographer
outstanding mate, love it
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much! Apparently I'm the only deviant who doesn't entirely like it...
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CoupeKid Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007   Photographer
why dont you like it mate?
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
It's just not how I want it to look. Mind you, I don't know what I do want, so that's a bit of an issue...
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CoupeKid Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007   Photographer
well, a photographer is always his biggest critic! :D
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Well you'd either be a crap photographer or completely up yourself if you weren't a harsh self-critic...
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echo63 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
looks great, love the zoom/blur effect
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Why thank you! I'm glad this has been relatively popular; I couldn't decide what to do with it, editing-wise. Still not entirely convinced by it but I'll leave it until I come up with a better alternative...
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karinakay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Incredible blur!! It makes me sort of sick, but it does look impressive!!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or not, but I'll take the 'impressive' part of the equation! =D
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tangown Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
Nice one, love how the radial blur gives both the impression of accelleration and still some yaw from the turn, just from the angle.

The title fits, also for the point thats where they most apply it.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Good point you make about application of that torque. Glad you like the image too. :thanks:
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chcAhlic Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
ahh this is awesome Dan! I definite instant fav! i love the motion blur and the whole atmosphere in the photograph is just wow! good job!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! I'm glad everyone else likes this one, because I'm still not convinced personally!
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chcAhlic Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Dan!! why aren't u convinced?
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Just don't 100% like it. I spent so long trying to come up with an effect I liked but didn't manage it. This is better than anything else I had in mind so I went with it. One day I'll find something that'll make it look a million bucks. I hope...
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
class shot mate. excellent technique and composition.

10/10 I say!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, thanks! I'm amazed how well liked this is; I still aren't 100% happy with it but then I don't know how else I could display it...
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HATTR1CK Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
like the motion zoom...
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. I wasn't sure what to do with this one but it seems I've picked editing techniques well. I still wasn't happy with it when I uploaded it but maybe it's not all bad...
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6th-gear Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
oh men love how the editing came out in this one and the zoom thingy effect (forgot the technical name) suits it perfectly
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe... love it... 'zoom thingy effect'. Glad you like the final product, because I wasn't sure about it...
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Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
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