Champ Car - San Jose Grand Prix pics with Nikon lenses - motorsports

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g_l_t Regular Member • Posts: 133
Champ Car - San Jose Grand Prix pics with Nikon lenses - motorsports

Here's a few pics using the 200-400vr, 16mm fisheye, the 70-200vr lens. Critiques and comments are always welcomed...!

200-400vr - Graham Rahal hits a dip down the first stretch:

200-400vr - Will Power speeds thru turn 2:

16mm fisheye - Neel Jani takes turn 3 past the Fairmont Hotel in the background:

200-400vr - One of the Newman Haas crew members checking out the long straightaway:

70-200vr - Bruno Junquiera gets some air time:

JeremyN Regular Member • Posts: 376
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200-400vr - One of the Newman Haas crew members checking out the long
straightaway:

This shot is awesome. The reflection of the roadway in his glasses is absolutely perfectly placed. Also love the Bokeh.

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Digitalanimal Contributing Member • Posts: 800
ditto... great captures (nt)

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cycle61 Senior Member • Posts: 1,550
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JeremyN wrote:

200-400vr - One of the Newman Haas crew members checking out the long
straightaway:

This shot is awesome. The reflection of the roadway in his glasses
is absolutely perfectly placed. Also love the Bokeh.

I second the vote for this shot as truly fantastic. The reflection is everything here, and as mentioned, it's absolutely perfect. One question....I don't see you in the reflection. How far away were you, and where at? Off to the side, just barely out of the reflection?
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Gary0001 Senior Member • Posts: 1,278
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I'm interested in how you held all that equipment? Did you just put them in you pocket when you weren't using them? That would be hard to do with a 200-400mm.

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MBoatner Senior Member • Posts: 1,492
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Nice work - and I say nice shots/work/pics. All the time on forums bout shooting in early/late hours when the light is right. The 70-200 makes life easy during the inbetween hours.
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OP g_l_t Regular Member • Posts: 133
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MBoatner - I have to agree with you. Without the 70-200 - it would have been difficult to shoot at the range, distance, and time of day (3-5pm) at full sun / no clouds.....

MBoatner wrote:

Nice work - and I say nice shots/work/pics. All the time on forums
bout shooting in early/late hours when the light is right. The
70-200 makes life easy during the inbetween hours.
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OP g_l_t Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: Champ Car - San Jose Grand Prix pics with Nikon lenses - motorsports

cycle61 - thanks for the nice words..... the curve of the crew members sunglasses kept me out of the reflection. He wasnt looking at me - he was peering down the straightaway. Thanks again for looking...!

cycle61 wrote:

JeremyN wrote:

200-400vr - One of the Newman Haas crew members checking out the long
straightaway:

This shot is awesome. The reflection of the roadway in his glasses
is absolutely perfectly placed. Also love the Bokeh.

I second the vote for this shot as truly fantastic. The reflection is
everything here, and as mentioned, it's absolutely perfect. One
question....I don't see you in the reflection. How far away were you,
and where at? Off to the side, just barely out of the reflection?
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-Nick Davis
Please feel free to critique anything I post. I'm here to learn.

My galleries, such as they may be...
http://www.pbase.com/cycle61

So_Broke Forum Member • Posts: 69
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I would totally hump that 200-400 if it were possible. What great shots!!
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OP g_l_t Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: Champ Car - San Jose Grand Prix pics with Nikon lenses - motorsports

Gary0001,

I just about did that... I use ThinkTank's belt system, "Modulus Speed Set" to hold the 70-200, fisheye, 28-70, and other misc stuff... Then I have ThinkTank's, "Glass Tax" to hold the 200-400vr... They are worth the extra costs... I was a bit hesitant about having the gear on my waist - but it's saved my back by doing so...

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Gary0001 wrote:

I'm interested in how you held all that equipment? Did you just put
them in you pocket when you weren't using them? That would be hard to
do with a 200-400mm.

Judica Contributing Member • Posts: 586
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Paul Gooda New Member • Posts: 6
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Thanks For Sharing.

Beautiful Pics, Cant wait to see see the champ cars in October at Surfers Paradise. and take lots photos.

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