I like the SL1 better than either the Fujfilm X-100 or the Sony NEX-7 that I had previously. It is much easier to use to photograph my fast moving grand children as it focuses much faster than either the X-100 or the NEX 7. I use the 40mm, f2.8 a lot of the time as it very sharp and always spot on with the focus. The one thing I wish it had is a swing-out rear screen.
Rags like Time and Newsweek have made themselves irrelevant. Their awards for Person of the Year and for best photo are meaningless and an insult to the people who did make a difference.
Thanks for the tip. I also highly recommend the movie "Rush" which truly captures the atmosphere of 1970's Grans Prix.
Nice shot of an Alfa Giulietta Sprint, BUT the rules state that it must be a photo of a competing vehicle. This one is obviously sitting without a driver.
Nice shot of an old Lotus, BUT the rules state that it must be a photo of a competing vehicle. This one is obviously sitting in an enclosed space
Something smells very fishy about this challenge. The winning photo had 135 views and a score of 3.5. The rest of the entries had fewer than 30 views each and average scores that were no higher than 3.2. Normally the entries are much closer than this. Just sayin'.
Should there be a separate category for professional photographers so that there is a level playing field, or at least it should be identified as a photo taken by a professional which has been published for commercial purposes Also, isn't the photo the property of the client, not the property of the photographer? Therefore it is no longer the right of the photographer to use it as he sees fit?
I restore Alfas as a hobby. Did a 1967 Duetto and sold it about 6 months ago. Would love to do a Guilia Super.
I'm a long time Alfa guy. Currently have a Giulietta spider and a GTV 1750.
AND, SCREAMING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS IS RUDE AND IGNORANT. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE SUBMITTED, YOU HAVEN'T SAID A WORD ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF THE CHALLENGE.
This was a self defeating challenge. Inevitably, one of the lowest participation rate I have seen (although there was one not long ago that had zero submissions) and the photos are OK, but nothing to make one run out and buy a fisheye lens. Can't help but think that there would have been more submissions, and the quality would have been much better if the rules allowed photos taken before the challenge announcement date.
Nice photo, but the rules say NON-motorized only
Where was this picture taken? This is a McLaren from the 1980's
Can the number of allowed entries be increased to 50? This challenge was full withing a couple of days.
Great photos in this challenge, but it's interesting that none of the photos seemed to have shot by the pros who have access to the track. Perhaps because their photos are owned by someone else.
However, no photo or video can capture the sheer noise and velocity of an F1 race. These guys really do risk it all at every race. I have been photographing F1 racing since 1971 and it just gets better every year. In my next life, I will be an F1 photographer.
I think you are in the wrong challenge, mate.
Feel sorry for these girls. Must be degrading to work like that.
This is not a Formula 1 car or event. Sure looks like an Indy Car race that was held in 2009.
The number of entries showing the Bahrain or Abu Dhabi races is amazing. Don't the Europeans take any photos at their races?
WOW! Great shot of an airplane flying over an empty race track. How did you manage to stop the motion so well?