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F1 comes to Manchester!

Posted 29/08/2011 - 21:41 Link
Fresh from his podium placing at Spa, Jenson Button took to the centre of Manchester today in his 2008 & 2011 McLaren F1 cars.
This was the first chance to use the K5 in 'burst mode'. It was also the first time I'd used the TAv mode.
Due to the crowds, all the shots were taken at arms length with the help of Live-view!
Oh and not surprisingly, it was raining!

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Taken with a wet K-5 + 16-45 lens!
Posted 29/08/2011 - 21:51 Link
Nice set, like 2 and 4 especially.

Interesting processing ... Topaz?
Posted 29/08/2011 - 21:58 Link
Mike-P wrote:
Nice set, like 2 and 4 especially.

Interesting processing ... Topaz?

Thanks Mike. I do use Topaz, but these were done with the Nik 'color efex' & 'silver efex' plugins.
Posted 29/08/2011 - 22:21 Link
Nice set Stopher - I was down by the start line and had a slightly better view, ironically that meant I saw much less of the track action.

#4 really captures the essence of the event.
Posted 30/08/2011 - 00:07 Link
#2 is great. I might guess at silver Efex pro for the processing on #2.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283
Posted 30/08/2011 - 09:55 Link
#2 is the outstanding image for me in this fine set.
Posted 30/08/2011 - 11:30 Link
Some nice captures there
I remember when the F1 cars used to race at Oulton Park in the
days of Emerson Fitipaldi etc.
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