Oulton Park Gold Cup 2021


droopsnoot

Link Posted 06/09/2021 - 12:16
I've been struggling to motivate myself to take many photos over the last eighteen months or so, what with "things" going on. Plenty of time, but lots of places closed and changing rules meant I just haven't bothered. So it was nice to get to Oulton Park on the bank holiday weekend and try to remember how to take photos.

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I had quite a lengthy chat with a helpful guy regarding panning and so on, and I think based on his comments these are a little better, a little sharper than I've had in the past, and with more blur in the background due to me using a slower shutter speed.

As always, any comments or critique welcome. May be there again on Sunday for the British GT racing, so I'll have another go then.
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls: www.firenza.net

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Chrism8

Link Posted 06/09/2021 - 13:18
Very well shot, the last two in particular showing your excellent panning skills.
Chris

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 06/09/2021 - 17:32
Chrism8 wrote:
Very well shot, the last two in particular showing your excellent panning skills.

Absolutely - shot like an old pro, no signs of rustiness in your technique
LennyBloke

droopsnoot

Link Posted 06/09/2021 - 18:33
Thanks. Biggest change here was that previously I'd switched the focus mode to single point. I've heard people suggesting that Pentax AF is not the quickest to run, so I figured I'd be giving it a bit less work to do. But on chatting with this chap, he suggested going back to the multipoint mode, and it does seem to have helped. I'd been erring on the side of faster shutter speeds to try to help (up to 1/160), which of course reduces the blur effect. The Commodore (no. 3) is at 1/80th, and the Skyline is at 1/60th. Chap suggested I should aim for getting a decent shot at 1/30, but I haven't got there yet.

The trouble with this panning lark is my sides always hurt the day after.
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls: www.firenza.net

Camera - Pentax Kx, 18-55 kit lens, 18-200 Sigma, 50-500 Sigma, 500mm Tamron mirror

pschlute

Link Posted 07/09/2021 - 19:08
No 3 for me please
Peter



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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 13/09/2021 - 10:56
Love the motion in the last two but the end image where it's close to lift off takes it for me.

Also, really like the opening image, just don't crash it!
Gareth
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