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Friday the 13th at the GP3R

Friday the 13th at  the GP3R
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Copyright: Robert Calve (perryhooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2584 W: 853 N: 6167] (27938)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-13
Categories: Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment, Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSI, EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM, B+W UV-Haze Filter 58 mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/15 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-23 22:08
Viewed: 2841
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Following previous post.

Here is another one captured a second later (^_^). I tried to capture the mood of the event composing with the obstacles as seen from my seat. Basically, only the beam lights from the cars were illuminating the cars ahead of them.

I could not avoid the fence post shooting the corner from my seat even at 300mm. Fortunately the fence itself is invisible here. Despite these two shots are far from perfect , I still like the evening action captured and light management.

Note beside a few street lights, nothing such as stadium lights or heavy lighting system in Trois-Rivieres like they have in Singapore (^_^). That being said I would love to see the Formula 1 Grand Prix evening races in Singapore or Abu Dhabi. Glowing disk brakes are pretty spectacular to see at night.

Technically : Camera handheld ; Focal: 300mm

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Guess you can't help the fence post, oh well. The image conveys motion and action very well. Perfect light too with enough ambient light to illuminate the cars and still not over-expose the headlights. Nice choice of shutter speed.


Good Morning Robert,

At first, I found the post disconcerting but quickly changed my mind, as it encourages much closer scrutiny of the shot.
There is a wonderfully, conveyed impression of speed, particularly with the movement lines between the blurred cars.
I love your pov, which catches the cars on a bend, giving the impression that they are moving towards the viewer!
The shutter speed really does the job!

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Salut Robert,

Belle image d'ation. Ce n'est pas évident de combiner vitesse/ouverture/ISO dans des condition aussi faible de lumière. Bien sur un beau gros télé qui ouvre à 2,8 aurait pu aider, mais il faut aussi ouvrir son porte-monaie, et même moi je ne peux pas. Je préfère celle-ci à ta précédente car ta voiture principale n'a pas le devant caché par le poteau. Elle est moins nette mais cela me dérange moins que de voir le devant caché. De plus cet effet de "shake" amplifie la sensation de vitesse. Je note que le grillage si distrayant le jour devient pratiquement invisible dans la noirceur. Mieux encore il provoque un effet de "star filter" sur les phares des voitures. Pour ce qui est du poteau, pas vraiment le choix de le garder, car si on recadre, on perd les deux véhicules de droite et ce sont eux qui convient la sensation de course et de surpassement de l'individu et de la machine. Bravo et au plaisir de se revoir dans d'autres évènements photos.


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