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Evolution In Motion
Evolution In Motion

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Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Llangollen, North Wales
Date: Apr 9, 2005
Aperture: 4.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125 sec
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2005

I decided on a couple of subjects for this challenge and figured I was really gonna give it my best efforts. I did a little research on what events were taking place the weekend during the challenge and found a Rally event in North Wales. After a little hunting for websites that specialise in Rally action photos I decided to email two of the better photographers for any advice on capturing the essence of motorsport, both replied andgace some good tips for the day which I am most grateful for.

After speninding the best part of two hours driving to the location and having my Sat-Nav taking me up undrivable - unpassible roads decided to head back for the nearest B road to find a series of WRC Spec cars having completed there events... Dang ! Parked my car and headed off into the woods to see what was left to find.

Got plenty of shots of the Historic Rally cars but wanted a newer looking car on my submittal photo and decided to wait for the last heat of the rally called 'The Nationals'. there were only 10 or so cars in this and I needed to pull out of the bag what I had learnt in the last few hours. I decided to use my polariser to reduce the glare of the glass to try and see the drivers in the car but light was getting dull and the shots coming out quite dark. Anyhow after a little editing (Levels, new layer for motion blur + the odd bit of dodge and burn ) this is my entry. The only shame is that after editing a few of the others I have better shots but don;t feel that my target audience ( the voters ) will vote as well on older looking cars as the newer faster ones come accross as having more speed impact for the challenge.

Place: 56 out of 132
Avg (all users): 5.5468
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.6024
Avg (non-participants): 5.5217
Views since voting: 755
Views during voting: 447
Votes: 267
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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04/18/2005 02:47:23 AM
Thanks for the excellent comments on this one folks :0)

Little dissapointed that the people who marked 1-3 on this didn't bother to leave any sort of feedback?
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 07:29:15 PM
Great picture! The background blur is just fantastic.
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04/13/2005 02:06:25 AM
Good capture, the contrast in colors is appealing.
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04/11/2005 11:21:18 AM
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04/11/2005 09:28:33 AM
I would have cloned out that line that cuts the image in the trees...overall nice blur and just enough clarity on the vehicle
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04/11/2005 07:33:59 AM
brilliant, I would have liked to see a better focus on the car, but hey - I know it's difficult ;-)
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04/11/2005 03:22:57 AM
maybe without the blurr here? might of been nicer
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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