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16th of May 2005 (Mon), 04:25
Had a wonderful day out watching the FIA GT Championship and FIA World Touring Car Championshiop at Silverstone yesterday, I've quite happy with the pics I got too:
16th of May 2005 (Mon), 04:26
Can you tell I like the Aston Martin DBR9's :D
16th of May 2005 (Mon), 16:01
A couple more, anyone got any comments? I know they're not fantastic, but I think they're quite good seeing as it was my first time taking pics of motorsport and I took them with a point-and-shoot (Canon S60).
16th of May 2005 (Mon), 16:16
I like the second shot - at the start on the start-finish straight.
The problem with silverstone is the catch fencing, people try to get over it all the time, where is is possible to shoot through it. It can be very difficult to get good shots from spectator areas - though not impossible.
A couple of the panned shots either need more practice of a faster shutter speed (and focusing too!)
You don't tell us what equipment you were using - it may help us understand what you were up against
16th of May 2005 (Mon), 16:47
Most of my pics were ruined by the fences, but a few harsh crops rescued a few. Live and learn though :)
I used a Canon PowerShot S60, 5mp with a massive 3.6x zoom.
16th of May 2005 (Mon), 16:49
i would crop quite a few of those pictures
16th of May 2005 (Mon), 17:06
I've got a load more that I have cropped more tightly, I also wanted to have some pics showing the environment the cars were in.
How much should I/would you crop them? The photos were taken on full zoom and with only 5mp I run out of detail very quickly when I start cropping. I know the answer is to get a proper camera ;)
16th of May 2005 (Mon), 21:03
some of the panning shots could use a bit of work, ut some of them are decent.
better than i could do, really.
17th of May 2005 (Tue), 05:59
well if you wanted to show the environment then you have achived that - so the pictures fine.
but the crop i would look at doing are
on the 1st picture i would try a crop down tothe barriers maybe or lower
on the 5th picture - remove a lot of the sky or crop down to a letterbox style with just the barrier.
but if you need the print quality and large print size then i guess your lost, without somethingg like photoshop and the genuine fractals type of enlargement programe.
17th of May 2005 (Tue), 21:12
Attempting to use a digital P&S for motorsport panning shots is exactly what drove me to my purchase of a digital SLR :)
Considering the equipment, you did very well!
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