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The Mitty
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Posted By: bullitt_60, 05-01-2013, 10:37 PM

The Mitty (formerly The Walter Mitty Challenge) has grown to be the second largest historic motorsport event in the country after Monterey. Over 450 cars raced over the weekend. MG was the featured marque this year. We had a few weather challenges this year but it was still a great event.

This Shadow was sooooooo cool

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Very good panning skills ! Care to share your settings? Cheers Garry
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Most of these were taken at 1/100 or 1/125 sec. The exception being the second shot of the MG which was 1/80 sec. The slower the shutter speed, the better and you can drop the shutter speed at longer focal lengths. How fast the cars are moving is a variable but typically, the less the front of the lens moves, the lower the exposure can be.

I usually try to keep the aperture as high as possible to get as much of the car in focus. Most of these were taken at f/16. If I am shooting an open top car and doing a tight focus on the driver's helmet, I will shoot wide open.

Lastly, turn the shake reduction off when panning.
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another enjoyable series to view, I love the historic races, brings back so many memories of the good old days. I bet you had a ball at the track, tfs. Bob

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Well done and thanks for that useful information.

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