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Grand Am Racing Finale at Lime Rock

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by RobR, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. RobR

    RobR Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 19, 2013
    Connecticut, USA
    Robert Reinhardt
    On Saturday, September 28th, the last Grand Am race ever took place at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut. I grabbed my gear and headed up.
    One of the reasons I love Lime Rock is because you can get so close to the racing. At some points on the track, the only thing separating you from the track is a guardrail and a 4ft fence.

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    I then tried using a slower shutter speed and panning with the cars...

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    See the full album here: https://imageshack.com/a/zj9b/1
     
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  2. klee

    klee Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Kevin
    looks like some fun shooting. what did you shoot with?
     
  3. RobR

    RobR Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 19, 2013
    Connecticut, USA
    Robert Reinhardt
    An Olympus E-PL2 with a Panasonic Lumix 45-200mm f4-5.6. Nothing special :)
     
  4. BAXTING

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Bradley
    Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    I love the way the light from the vents falls on the tyre ;
     
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  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I've used the combination of an E-PM1 and the 45-200. It produces very nice results. I rely on the OIS of the lens and i think the weight of the lens compensates for the shutter shock effects on the small body.
     
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  7. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I used to race at Lime Rock (Showroom Stock and Formula Ford 1600) in the 1970s. The last time I was there was for last year's Historics (Stirling Moss was the honored guest). I used my hoary old Pentax K200D with the venerable DA 18-250 and came away with some decent results. You don't need incredible glass, especially if it's a sunny day. Nice work, Rob.
     
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  8. RobR

    RobR Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 19, 2013
    Connecticut, USA
    Robert Reinhardt
    Thanks, I agree. At Lime Rock, your rig doesn't have to be enormous. That being said, cameras came in all shapes and sizes. Everything from this D4...

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    ...to this aftermarket lens stuck onto a smartphone:

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  9. Joon525

    Joon525 Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 24, 2012
    NJ
    What shutter speed was used for the panning shots?
    Nice pictures, I kind of miss that place after seeing these.
     
  10. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    Very successful drag-and-pan. Funny thing about that camera phone add on lens - I have one sitting on my desk at work. I haven't bothered to use it.
     
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  11. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    Don't you know m43 can't shoot sports? Why did you even waste your time? ;)
     
  12. RobR

    RobR Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 19, 2013
    Connecticut, USA
    Robert Reinhardt
    Stevenson Camaro: 51mm (102mm 35), 1/100s, f18.
    MSR #6: 51mm (102mm 35), 1/250s, f11
    Turner 93 BMW: 67mm (134mm 35), 1/250s, f14
    Total #9: 67mm (134mm 35), 1/250s, f11

    I have a few more photos I will be posting tonight; Stay tuned!
     
  13. RobR

    RobR Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 19, 2013
    Connecticut, USA
    Robert Reinhardt
    A few more for you...

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    I decided to do some extra post-processing on this one:
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