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Hill Climb Racer..

Hill Climb Racer..
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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-20
Categories: Event
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-18 0:18
Viewed: 2705
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Alderney Hill Climb 2008.... Mainly cars from the island itself and a few over from Guernsey and Jersey. Motorbikes in the race too.

I've not done a lot of motor shots, so this was a novelty for me. This is panned at an angle - hence the point of focus and sharpness is around the driver's helmet. A slow (for action sports) shutter speed of 1/60 and a panning action gives a background blur... A little difficult shooting against the sun, but I think this worked ok..
Cropped to give 'space' for the car to move into, and resized with frame.

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Hello David!

You nailed that one. Superb work. The focus is spot on where it counts. Speed effect well rendered.

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  • Mitch Gold Star Critiquer [C: 240 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-10-18 11:18]

I agree with Robert's comments David.
The whole shot oozes movements and speed.
The colours on the car too add interest.

Good framing and cropping, removing the unnecessary green in front of and behind the subject. I like the addition of the frame. Something i've never thought of doing when cropping with aspect ratio removed.

Excellent shot,
thanks for the note too.


Hi David,
Great capture with good focus on the driver, nice motion blur to show the speed with good colours.
Well done
Regards Andy

WOW! This is super David! I love the motion blur here! RICH colors and you did a great job with the focus, not easy at all!

Hi David,

This is a perfectly executed pan! Great job. I like the angle, the sharpness of the driver, and of course the terrific blur!

Great Success for your "novelty" shot.... :D Lisa

HI David..nice panning shot...impressive at 1/60sec...great technique.


David, a wonderful shot apart from your other motives. Just goes to show that a good photographer is not limited to one genre only! Impeccable focus for the pan of 1/60 sec.! Not only did it work out "ok" it is a GREAT tribute to your skills as a photographer, apart from the marvelous wide angle shots you normally post. Love it!

JoeGoff,Louisville, KY

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