Ford Escort MK2


Photo Information
North Wales Rally 2017, SS2&5 Big Ray, Saturday 1st April 2017. There are more on my flickr page if you wish to view them.
03/04/2017 - 20:50Stuey
CategorySports / Action
Shutter Speed1/1250
Aperturef/5
LensN/A
ISO500
Focal Length140mm
Views/Likes60/4

stub

Link Posted 03/04/2017 - 21:28
Nice work...Never attempted this kind of shot. But with Pentax cameras so slow to focus it cant be easy..Well done.
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Stuey

Link Posted 03/04/2017 - 21:56
Thanks Stuart, i find that the camera makes it easy for me, I honestly don't have af issues, it's hit and miss sometimes but it's the same for the other brand users stood there clicking ☺
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alfpics

Link Posted 03/04/2017 - 22:38
Looks good to me! I like the clarity of the car and its immediate surround with the oof 'blur'/ softness in the distant background
Andy

nocturnal

Link Posted 04/04/2017 - 00:15
Liked!

You would never use auto focus for this photography. Preset focus and f8-f11 is the way to go possibly with catch in focus and high shutter rate set. Nor can you blame Pentax AF, this type of photography was obviously possible before AF was invented. I can do it with a 70's ME/MX.

The Mk2 really is the icon rally car in Ireland/GB and a great photo, great colour!
"In a photographic context I don't like the use of the word 'shot' as where I live this word refers to an extreme act of violence and not the beautiful craft of photography"

Stuey

Link Posted 04/04/2017 - 19:04
Good points Simon, I too have used mf lenses for this however, for these I pre focused​ with the the camera set to auto 5 point af and the af copes just fine - my main issue was forgetting to turn the SR off at first - oops

I think most rally fans love a mk2 😀
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nocturnal

Link Posted 05/04/2017 - 04:46
Most interesting Stuey, so you are doing most of the focussing and letting the camera find the last bit, I will have to try that, sounds like you still have to press at exactly the right time or just a bit before it.

My granda used to collect me from primary school in his Mk2, a yellow one. An older mate of mine had a Mexico in his early 20's. There is nothing in comparison nowadays, modern cars are dull and boring. I wouldn't have one about me
"In a photographic context I don't like the use of the word 'shot' as where I live this word refers to an extreme act of violence and not the beautiful craft of photography"

Stuey

Link Posted 05/04/2017 - 19:12
I was taking one to three shots at a time but sometimes more, timing improved as I went on

I love cars old and new, the older ones are more interesting but the new ones actually work
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Stuey

Link Posted 06/04/2017 - 13:42
I meant actually work without as much intervention
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nocturnal

Link Posted 06/04/2017 - 16:30
Stuey wrote:
I meant actually work without as much intervention

You are right, my Da got a brand new Morris Marina in the early 80's and he had to dry out the damp plugs on it's 2nd day. I have a Megane Mk2 130k miles and it never fails, I do all my own mechanic work though, don't trust nobody as they are bad!
"In a photographic context I don't like the use of the word 'shot' as where I live this word refers to an extreme act of violence and not the beautiful craft of photography"

Stuey

Link Posted 07/04/2017 - 20:09
The k5 and tamron 70-200 are delivering the goods for me - not the latest but working fine ☺️

I do my own spanner work too - just changed my 14 year old 158000 mile Citroen c5 for a Pug 208 - I loved the c5 but it was time for a change - I never got 150,000 miles + from my old Fords or Vauxhalls without serious work being needed.
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nocturnal

Link Posted 08/04/2017 - 11:31
You can't buy photography skill Stuey, look at a certain US based site where they have too much money and the photography is mediocre. Not photographers but consumers

Yes I had a Corsa diesel and it was rubbish. I almost killed myself in it too, the Megane sticks to the road and it's only a standard 1.5DCi. I need to change the timing belt in it soon though as it would be a shame to waste it. Fords/Vauxhall are well done by 100k. The new Mercedes A180 has the Renault K diesel in it, I love telling their owners that fact
"In a photographic context I don't like the use of the word 'shot' as where I live this word refers to an extreme act of violence and not the beautiful craft of photography"

Stuey

Link Posted 10/04/2017 - 23:13
Hi Simon, we also have a Clio with the k9k in it - we love it 😀

I don't envy you having the timing belt job to do - not much fun !

I have to credit the k5 for many of the images, as much as I enjoy the K10 still the k5 really helps with stuff that moves - my timing seems to improve with practice but the k5 certainly helps also ☺👍

Regards


Stu
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