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Old 10-26-2004, 12:12 AM   #1
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This seems like a good place for people to post up their best automotive pics. This is so other members may get some ideas and be able to increase the overall skill of automotive photography. Feel free to add CONSTRUCTIVE critisim.
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Old 10-27-2004, 12:32 AM   #2
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Laufiro Drift car, (Nissan Cefiro with Laurel front end), "DSCRET". Taken at D1NZ Round 5, from the very edge of the track, while the car drifted past.

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Old 10-27-2004, 12:35 AM   #3
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nice pic.

its not easy to catch the motion of a drift properly. Whats ya secret?
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Old 10-27-2004, 12:47 AM   #4
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Iv posted this a few times, its not technicaly perfect, but its got great timeing!



Its Vince's GTR at full power!

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Old 10-27-2004, 12:47 AM   #5
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If I told you it wouldn't be a secret...



Pure dumb luck Just follow the car and hope for the best


Moppie, I always love in that pic how the passenger's head looks like it's about to break off.
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Old 10-27-2004, 12:51 AM   #6
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Does it have to be an action shot? The only pic I have that's action is this one:



And it's a frame capture from a video I shot. I've put up a few stills of cars in other threads, but they haven't gotten much attention.
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Old 10-27-2004, 12:53 AM   #7
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true moppie that one was good timing
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Old 10-27-2004, 03:14 AM   #8
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like the drift pic, very nice work, good tracking shot.

this is all i have on my work pc... it's a bit low Q as it was scanned from a print i took three years ago. it was taken on an air field 'track day' - no armco just BIG run-off's and a mile long straight. oh yes, and you have to give way to air craft....



the guy in the lotus was sh!te at driving and everyone was specifically told no over taking on corners (as it wasn't really a track day, no one's insurance would pay out if we were seen to be 'racing'). so what does he do? he tried to overtake round the inside of a tuned honda prelude, but wipes out and takes the honda with him. i took the picture about half a second after the inital impact. you can see how far the lotus has pushed the honda over (look at the body roll). to make matters worse, this was only the 2nd lap (you can see the passenger in the honda still has the course map out) and the lotus owner had only has his car about two weeks. he was balling his eye's out the pansy. well it was his own fault. and because he was overtaking on a corner the club insurance wouldn't pay out so he had to pay for both cars to be fixed.
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Old 10-27-2004, 03:54 AM   #9
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LOL!!

I remember the first track day the first Elise's in the country showed up to. The owners soon discovered that they handle extremly well right up to the limit, but get them on the limit and you need to be VERY quick to catch them and keep them inline.
The cool thing is they are quite easy to fix, I can garuntee the Prelude would have come off 2nd best, despite being made of metal

Great photo!


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Thats pretty cool, its not easy to get the timing right to catch a car with the wheels in the air.
Next time, instead of holding the camera still pan it with the car as you press the shutter, with practice you will the car in focus, and back ground blurred like Toksins drift photo.
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Old 10-27-2004, 04:32 AM   #10
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Awesome pic zzpza, reminds me of this one I took:


Landmine!
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sweet! that's a very cool pic. very dramatic camera angle and good composition. only bit letting it down is the focus, but i'm guess this was a grab shot, right? still very impressive.

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Yeah, grab shot. THey're doing about 95mph at that point, so it's hard to get it perfect
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i have posted this on here before. that is my roommate. i took the pic while riding about 40mph while in the bed of my friends truck. i thought it turned out great. i guess i got lucky.
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nice pic the fence really adds to the feeling of motion. well done.

what camera did you use btw? did you have any exposure correction set? it seems a little overexposed for my taste...
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Re: Show us what youve got

He used an OLYMPUS C3040Z
and ISO 100, 1/10 @ F:9.


The problem with capturing motion blur during day light is getting a slower enough shutter speed with out over exposing (as is the case above).
With most SLR lens you can stop right down to something like F:22, with a point and shoot your limited to usualy something around F:8 on a really good camera, and prehaps only F:5.6 on a lower speced model.

Im working on adding my own ND filter attachment to my A80 so hopefuly I can get around the problem.

Its a cool photo though, takes some skill to hold a camera steady in the back of a truck while tracing a subject with such a low shutter speed.
Most shots like that seen in magazines are done with a proper rig on the back of a camera vechile useing stablisation equipment.
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