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Aug 06, 2012 22:04 |  #1

Guys and Gals of the motorsport section. I feel like we have a solid group of shooters in here but the section of the forum seems to move towards a photo sharing section(which is fine) and photographic discussions rarely happen. Sometimes threads do happen where someone will analyze all the images and I try to participate in those as much as possible.

With this thread I would like to limit to one or two photos at a time from each poster per event. This would be an open invitation for the others in this section to post their C&C specifically on the photo(s) provided by other photogs. I know personally I am always looking for ways to improve shots and outside of this forum there is not a lot of places to share to get comments from other photographers.

So post away. Posting in this thread agrees to any form of critique(good or bad). Please keep it tactful and respectful.

Who wants to jump into the deep end first?


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Aug 06, 2012 22:13 |  #2

Why the hell not.

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This is an image from the end of the CTSCC race at Road America this passed June. What I love most about this picture is the stunning backlighting from the setting sun.

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This is a shot of Kyle Busch from way up in the trees, about a third of the way into the carousel at Road America. A few of us went up there for a while, to get some of these images.

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Aug 06, 2012 23:49 as a reply to  @ gully_stad's post |  #3

Two of mine from the ALMS race at Laguna Seca this year. I like these shots, but there are things that bother me. Curious about what folks think about them and how to improve them.

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Aug 06, 2012 23:56 as a reply to  @ bfox's post |  #4

AMA Hangtown 2012

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Aug 07, 2012 00:11 |  #5

82NoMe wrote in post #14824186 (external link)
AMA Hangtown 2012

I am no expert on the motocross but here are my thoughts on them.

one - Rider jumps off the frame. It pops! Small dirt particles give a feel of what the event is. Really like it. It's also very sharp! Take this negative comment with a grain of salt but I'd like to see some ground? Where he came from or where he went?


two - Awesome. The first shot had a very shallow DOF and this one has a perfect DOF. Rider is separated from the background and is nice and sharp. However you can see all fans and setup that makes up the event. Lighting is awesome!

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Two of mine from the ALMS race at Laguna Seca this year. I like these shots, but there are things that bother me. Curious about what folks think about them and how to improve them.


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1 - Interested to hear your thoughts as I like the lighting, color and composition. Classic M3 and Corvette battle. Not only see where they are going to go but where they came from.


2 - Would like to see a slower shutter and some rear fill(even if in post). I like the idea of the shot based on the lighting but did not fully work here. The shutter speed is a bit slow. Since you can see the wheels you can tell there is very little movement.

Unfortunately the pick up truck is distracting. At some tracks it is hard to keep stuff like that out. Cropping it out would make it claustrophobic though. Tough call there.

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Why the hell not.



one - Love these shots. One of my favorite photos was around the same time this year. This is a little 'too orange' for me. I feel like it might have been added in PP. A little quicker shutter speed would have allowed the whole car to be in focus would have been a nice touch.


two - I love these. Well done here.


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Aug 07, 2012 01:07 |  #6

gully_stad wrote in post #14823899 (external link)
Why the hell not.

This is an image from the end of the CTSCC race at Road America this passed June. What I love most about this picture is the stunning backlighting from the setting sun.

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This is a shot of Kyle Busch from way up in the trees, about a third of the way into the carousel at Road America. A few of us went up there for a while, to get some of these images.

I really have come to appreciate these kinds of photos. I like that the car is crisp and thank you to the trees looks like it is really hauling the mail. NICE JOB


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Aug 07, 2012 01:16 |  #7

82NoMe wrote in post #14824186 (external link)
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If i was nit picking I would say picture one is just a tad under exposed for me..but it is all taste. As I look at it it makes me duck like he is coming through the screen.
Picture 2 i really like, there is a lot to look at in the frame and well exposed.
Both images really nice


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Aug 07, 2012 10:30 |  #8

Some images from Grand-Am Rolex series at Road America this past June.

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Aug 07, 2012 10:51 |  #9

bfox wrote in post #14824164 (external link)
Two of mine from the ALMS race at Laguna Seca this year. I like these shots, but there are things that bother me. Curious about what folks think about them and how to improve them.

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for me, its a bit tight on the car, and the truck in the background is the killer. if the car had a little bit of space in front of it and you used a slower shutter speed to get some wheel and background blur it might have worked better, imho


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Aug 07, 2012 10:53 |  #10

gully_stad wrote in post #14825732 (external link)
Some images from Grand-Am Rolex series at Road America this past June.



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looks like you tried to fix something above the car in the background, and I love the sense of speed in it but I think it might be better with the front of the car sharper. my $.02


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Aug 07, 2012 10:55 |  #11

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a neat shot, but my eye goes straight to the tree every time I see the shot-its darker and dominating the photo. I also dont really care for the crane on the left side, so I think if you did a vertical crop, this would be much better shot


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Aug 07, 2012 10:59 |  #12

Good idea (for this thread)!

I'm interested in thought / opinions of these types of shots (head-on) and these specifically. These were taken at the end of the back straight at Sonoma (aka Sears Point / Infineon). I find them interesting but mainly only when there are at least a few cars in the shot. I think they're of less interest than a good panning shot, but I like the heat haze that can show up in the background, and the unique perspective of a head-on shot.

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Aug 07, 2012 11:45 |  #13

TustinMike wrote in post #14825844 (external link)
Good idea (for this thread)!

I'm interested in thought / opinions of these types of shots (head-on) and these specifically. These were taken at the end of the back straight at Sonoma (aka Sears Point / Infineon). I find them interesting but mainly only when there are at least a few cars in the shot. I think they're of less interest than a good panning shot, but I like the heat haze that can show up in the background, and the unique perspective of a head-on shot.

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Sorry to say Mike, but I think you missed the shot on all three.

#1 is probably the pick of the three, but it looks very soft. With a 7D @ 1/500, as per the EXIF, i'd have to put it down to cheap glass or heat haze, or looking at the width of #2, it could just be due to a heavy handed crop.

#2 looks a little sharper, but is visually unappealing. The dark, plain cars against a colorful background makes it lose a lot of punch.

#3 belongs in the bin. It's too soft, over exposed, and cropped within an inch of its life.


Take these comments as you see fit, they are by no means a personal attack, just calling them as they appear on my monitor.


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Aug 07, 2012 11:52 as a reply to  @ angryman's post |  #14

I recently covered some local drifters practicing in heavy rain. I personally love shooting in the rain, as the lighting is great and something good usually happens.

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Aug 07, 2012 11:53 |  #15

Hmm interesting comments, thanks!

These were all cropped fairly heavily it's true.

For me I wasn't so concerned about the sharpness for this type of photo (I think I was thinking of old racing posters and vintage racing photos I have seen in this style). But these are constructive comments, so thanks.


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