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Full Throttle through Turn 3
Full Throttle through Turn 3
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Minimalism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Richmond International Raceway
Date: Apr 26, 2005
Aperture: F/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Action, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2005

this was shot at richmond international raceway, after completing my newspaper assignment ;-)

this is bobby hamilton, jr, testing his 32 Tide NASCAR Nextel Cup car.

i shot this with a reverse pan--rather than moving the camera with the car, i shot moving the camera towards the car (pretty much the same way you swing at a tennis ball). he was coming out of turn 3, probably doing about 100 mph.

the colors are pretty much as they are. the cars don't get painted until they are ready for racing. since this is a test day, the car only had a no paint, just sponsor decals.

post-processing: used bibble to extract a jpg from raw. sized and cropped. minor adjustments for levels, curves, hue/saturization, brightness/contrast. sized, usm, and saved for web.

--- post-challenge notes ------------

thanks for all the comments--24 of them! this is almost my lowest-rated high-comment challenge. i guess, though, the image simply lacked the mass appeal necessary to go higher. doesn't really matter--just getting the shot is enough. thanks again!

and, to all you who voted this a 1 or a 2 hahaha to you, too ;-)

Statistics
Place: 180 out of 492
Avg (all users): 5.4463
Avg (commenters): 6.8696
Avg (participants): 5.3495
Avg (non-participants): 5.5536
Views since voting: 854
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 354
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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05/04/2005 12:42:08 PM
This is one perfect racing-photo, great idea with the reversed pan!
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05/04/2005 12:41:09 PM
Great technique, it worked really well!
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05/04/2005 11:40:41 AM
This is really a great shot. Great idea to do the backwards pan!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2005 05:27:47 PM
I can dig it
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05/03/2005 12:06:17 AM
The blurred background does a great job of conveying the sense of motion.
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04/30/2005 11:41:22 PM
great motion blur. i'm gonna go buy some tide now :)
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04/30/2005 05:24:46 PM
Wonderful take on the challenge!
I love the space in the driving direction , the blured background and the focused carwork beautifully together.
I am not so sure about the square framing though. I think that a rectangle crop would work better. 7
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04/30/2005 06:37:04 AM
Great shot. 8
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04/30/2005 02:12:19 AM
good job tracking the car, the motion blur really adds to this shot
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04/29/2005 11:04:03 PM
Great focus on the car (which MUST be going at incredible speeds!). I like the placement of the subject as well.
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04/29/2005 06:38:52 PM
This is it. You got one that works.
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04/29/2005 04:50:26 PM
Awesome blur on this, you must have great skill on that panning technique!
I feel the power of the race, great work
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04/29/2005 09:37:16 AM
awesome
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04/29/2005 02:54:19 AM
Excellent panning!
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04/29/2005 02:28:09 AM
good feeling of speed due to the tile and motion blur. TRhe subject could be a bit smaller fro the challenge, though...
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04/28/2005 08:26:43 PM
cool image here. Must be hard to keep up with them! I def. would like to see him a little further in the frame. 6
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04/28/2005 08:20:24 PM
Great panning!
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04/28/2005 04:48:50 PM
Nice action shot!
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04/28/2005 10:12:37 AM
The angle works well and has a great sense of speed. Colours look a little odd on the car.9
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04/28/2005 09:21:45 AM
Powerful composition. I really like the tilted viewpoint. -7
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04/28/2005 09:19:25 AM
I like it. I feel the speed and it fits the challenge well.
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04/28/2005 02:40:52 AM
Good frozen action shot, more central in the photo would be better but with these shots you need to take what you get a bit. Nice work
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04/28/2005 01:33:13 AM
This works quite well for me. The tonalities and angles of it are very forceful, they produce a strong sense of motion and direction. I wish the car were a hair further out from the right edge, but that's a nit. It may be that some people will vote this low for having no truly sharp zone, but the overall blur works for me.
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04/27/2005 06:48:39 PM
excellent, I'm drawn right to the car.
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04/27/2005 10:27:51 AM
lots to commend this pic - well done
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04/27/2005 06:52:19 AM
Nice example of seperating the main object from the rest of the image. This is missing in most of the images in this challenge, and makes it difficult to determine the actual subject is. Very nicely done <7>

"Create an image where your subject is the strong point of the image, but only occupying a very small portion of the image space."
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04/27/2005 04:38:14 AM
great movement shown here, and a good capture of the subject that fills the criteria for this challenge! well done, 9 :o)
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