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Some more K10D motorsport. Lots of samples.
Posted By: blwnhr, 01-10-2008, 06:12 AM

I hope you all aren't getting sick of seeing my motorsports addiction.

The following shots are from 2 rounds of our state drag racing series. I'm now the official photographer of drag racing in Tasmania meaning a magazine deal and a requirement to attend every round.

The 2 galleries are here and here.

The shots are taken with the K10D, 18-125 and the Bigma. The settings I used are above each image. Apologies for the watermark, I have used these photos on some motorsports forums also.

Please enjoy. Comments and advice gratefully received.

1/125, f/6.3, ISO-100, 108mm.

1/125, f/4.5, ISO-125, 45mm.

1/500, f/5.6, ISO-320, 160mm.

1/125, f/8, ISO-100, 26mm.

1/400, f/6.7, ISO-100, 360mm.

1/125, f/6.3, ISO-100, 58mm.

1/125, f/4.5, ISO-800, 38mm.

1/125, f/4, ISO-1250, 30mm.

1/50, f/16, ISO-100, 18mm.

1/100, f/18, ISO-100, 23mm.

1/400, f/6.7, ISO-160, 310mm.

1/500, f/5.6, ISO-160, 270mm.

Thankyou for looking.

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01-10-2008, 06:13 AM   #2
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I found these couple whilst the other were uploading:

I really like this shot, the reflections in the visor add a good look IMO.
1/125, f/10, ISO-100, 160mm.

I also love the, almost, fill-flash effect on the front of this car. There is a large white sign in the middle of the track (to the left of the photo) which reflects the sun giving this effect.
1/400, f/5.6, ISO-100, 190mm.

I snapped this when walking to get a drink, DOF works well I feel.
1/500, f/9, ISO-320, 500mm.

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01-10-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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Really nice shots !! I love the Ninja with the "McLaren esque " paint scheme !!
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Really, really cool shots. I love car shots - this looks like drag racing down under?

All I can say is:

"It happened on the strip where the road is wide,
two cool sharks standin' side-by-side,
a fuel-injected Stingray and a 413,
revin' up their engines, man, they sound really mean,

Tach it up, tach it up, buddy gonna shut you down."

My question is, "What happened to the real values, like, how fast your car'll do the quarter mile?"


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01-10-2008, 08:13 PM   #5
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Great shots once again

Makes me excited for my first drifting event of the season in a few weeks
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bloody sweet shots mate!!! awesome work.. some nice tuff cars in there.. apart from the skyline,lol.. nice mate, nice...
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Your panning ability is stunning. A great fan of your shots.

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Thanks for the comments guys. Next round on teh 19th I'm aiming for 1/40 or lower shutter speeds. Can't wait!

QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
Your panning ability is stunning. A great fan of your shots.
Thankyou. People complain about the Pentax AF system, but, like has been said countless times, if you use the tool to your advantage then the results speak for themselves. Really, the only time I find the AF system lacking is it's ability to track fast aproaching subjects. I'm not talking children running (I've shot soccer and not had a problem with this), more a drag/race car approaching at rapid speed. Although vehicles moving away it has no problem with at all.
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Congrats on the contract ! Great pictures as usual. I love the motorcyle shots #3 in particular , I don't get tired of looking at these
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Really nice series ... I really do like the DOF in that last shot.

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