Monterey Grand Prix racing drivers

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Flyinmotion Forum Member • Posts: 68
Monterey Grand Prix racing drivers
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Those racing cars and drivers stopped by my downtown this week and I took a few shoots of them.

Christof21 Senior Member • Posts: 2,081
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Flyinmotion wrote:

Those racing cars and drivers stopped by my downtown this week and I took a few shoots of them.

You were always at the limit of exposure: iso200, 1/4000, f1.4. But none of your pictures are over exposed, this is fine.

Nice pictures.

Herbieo Regular Member • Posts: 177
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Flyinmotion wrote:

Those racing cars and drivers stopped by my downtown this week and I took a few shoots of them.

Looks like a beautifully sunny day and warm with it, I know it's a British thing to comment on the weather but you would too if you lived here Great colours, OOC or tweaked in PP?

Can't put my finger on why but I like number 3, the green is pleasing to the eye and I like the glimpse inside the car.

On my screen the racing suit of the driver in the first picture looks strange. What DR mode were you using? The highlights are not clipped but the ruffles of the clothes where the highlights exist look un-natural.

Nice burnout picture too, may look good cropped in tighter!

Thanks for sharing.

Chris

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Herbieo Regular Member • Posts: 177
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Herbieo wrote:

Flyinmotion wrote:

Those racing cars and drivers stopped by my downtown this week and I took a few shoots of them.

Looks like a beautifully sunny day and warm with it, I know it's a British thing to comment on the weather but you would too if you lived here Great colours, OOC or tweaked in PP?

Can't put my finger on why but I like number 3, the green is pleasing to the eye and I like the glimpse inside the car.

On my screen the racing suit of the driver in the first picture looks strange. What DR mode were you using? The highlights are not clipped but the ruffles of the clothes where the highlights exist look un-natural.

Nice burnout picture too, may look good cropped in tighter!

Thanks for sharing.

Chris

Ignore my comment about the racing suit of the driver in 1st photo, I think it was my macbook's screen playing tricks on me, looks fine on my PC!

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nalax Contributing Member • Posts: 500
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Nice haircut!

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57LowRider Senior Member • Posts: 3,781
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nalax wrote:

Nice haircut!

Punk's not dead! Kind of goes with the suit but it's murder getting his lid on.

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Chuck Eklund Contributing Member • Posts: 578
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The haircut is very nice and bet he gets lots of dates.

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ryan2007 Forum Pro • Posts: 12,001
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I think you missed some opportunities based on your decisions.

Shutter speed for stationery subjects does not need to be 1/4000

F stop should be stopped down

Dynamic Range looks like it is set to Auto when it should be set to 100% in this situation.

I would have bracketed exposure or at minimum +1

Use a ND filter, at least 2 stops if the Sun is that bright.

Pretty much everything here I would have done different, but hey, if you like the shots that is all that matters. This series IMO had a lot more potential.

carlk Forum Pro • Posts: 15,940
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Why he should stop down again?

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ryan2007 Forum Pro • Posts: 12,001
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carlk wrote:

Why he should stop down again?

Sunny 16 rule if you do not have a ND filter.

Subjects out of focus/soft

The ND filter is the one filter I would always have in the bag if I could only choose one.

carlk Forum Pro • Posts: 15,940
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ryan2007 wrote:

carlk wrote:

Why he should stop down again?

Sunny 16 rule if you do not have a ND filter.

Subjects out of focus/soft

The ND filter is the one filter I would always have in the bag if I could only choose one.

That has nothing to do with if one wants to shoot at wide open for a reason (e.g. rid of ugly background).  He can always shoot the way he wants without using the ND filter long as it's not overexposed.

And why would you need to carry the ND filter if you are so willing to stop down?  Aren't you contradicting your own logic there?

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ryan2007 wrote:

I think you missed some opportunities based on your decisions.

Shutter speed for stationery subjects does not need to be 1/4000

F stop should be stopped down

Dynamic Range looks like it is set to Auto when it should be set to 100% in this situation.

I would have bracketed exposure or at minimum +1

Use a ND filter, at least 2 stops if the Sun is that bright.

Pretty much everything here I would have done different, but hey, if you like the shots that is all that matters. This series IMO had a lot more potential.

Good suggestions. I would also corrected bloody blooming reds in the first picture and toned down the oversaturatted colors on the others.

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I would have to agree. I see no point in an nd filter for these shots. Maybe if they were overexposed, then sure. But...they aren't...

ryan2007 Forum Pro • Posts: 12,001
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fratiodan wrote:

I would have to agree. I see no point in an nd filter for these shots. Maybe if they were overexposed, then sure. But...they aren't...

So are they shooting auto exposure? Do they choose aperture or shutter priority. If you chose to shoot 1/4000 sec of a stationary subject this must be your/their first camera.

The exposure does not make any sense and yes, you need a ND filter to help and yes the exposure is overexposed.

ThachLy Regular Member • Posts: 252
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Ryan2007,

Sometime a helpful advice is not appreciated. I agree with you.

To the OP, keep shooting and exploring, photography is fun. We all can learn from one another. This is why this forum is so good at. I think it's the biggest reason why I keep reading posts here.

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Herbieo wrote:

Flyinmotion wrote:

Those racing cars and drivers stopped by my downtown this week and I took a few shoots of them.

Looks like a beautifully sunny day and warm with it, I know it's a British thing to comment on the weather but you would too if you lived here Great colours, OOC or tweaked in PP?

Can't put my finger on why but I like number 3, the green is pleasing to the eye and I like the glimpse inside the car.

On my screen the racing suit of the driver in the first picture looks strange. What DR mode were you using? The highlights are not clipped but the ruffles of the clothes where the highlights exist look un-natural.

Nice burnout picture too, may look good cropped in tighter!

Thanks for sharing.

Chris

My guess is, that you like number 3 because of the colors (blue, orange and green)

carlk Forum Pro • Posts: 15,940
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ThachLy wrote:

Ryan2007,

Sometime a helpful advice is not appreciated. I agree with you.

To the OP, keep shooting and exploring, photography is fun. We all can learn from one another. This is why this forum is so good at. I think it's the biggest reason why I keep reading posts here.

I agree with you too.  HELPFUL advice should be appreciated.

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carlk Forum Pro • Posts: 15,940
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ryan2007 wrote:

If you chose to shoot 1/4000 sec of a stationary subject this must be your/their first camera.

Huh? I shoot 1/8000s of stationary subjects OFTEN with my 85/1.2 and I have owned more than a couple dozens cameras. Shutter speed control has two major functions you need to learn what the other one is.

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LOL! You couldn't have done the palm frond hairdo better if you'd realized you were doing it. That photo is worth money - you ought to contact the driver to see how big a framed copy he'd like to buy, and if he doesn't have the humor for it then contact his friends to sell it.

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ryan2007 wrote:

fratiodan wrote:

I would have to agree. I see no point in an nd filter for these shots. Maybe if they were overexposed, then sure. But...they aren't...

So are they shooting auto exposure? Do they choose aperture or shutter priority. If you chose to shoot 1/4000 sec of a stationary subject this must be your/their first camera.

The exposure does not make any sense and yes, you need a ND filter to help and yes the exposure is overexposed.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with shooting stationary objects at 1/4000 if you have proper exposure.    It doesn't change the look of the image at all for stationary objects so there's no disadvantage if you need less light so you can have more aperture options.

There's absolutely nothing wrong shooting wide open aperture if you want the subject to stand out from the background, particularly with the busy backgrounds here.

The Dynamic Range function usually indicates in EXIF a higher ISO than 200, so I don't believe it was used.    Even if it was, it would be appropriate if he were taking JPGs, since it basically underexposes the shot and adjusts the curves to bring it back up to help preserve highlights...more of a DR shift than an increase.

I do agree that some of these are indeed overexposed (or post processed as high key...they look processed)  and that an ND filter would have assisted if he wanted to keep shooting wide open since her was at bottom ISO and top shutter.  If I didn't have one, I would have stopped down a little to prevent overexposure.

Definitely would have shot raw (OP didn't specify) since there was some extremes of brightness values in the bright sun.

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