Iceland, Formula Offroad Action.

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by GRID, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    I took a trip to Iceland this weekend to see the Formula Offroad NEZ (North European Zone) championshiprace.
    I didnt bring my Canon 300mm becuse it´s so big and heavy, (Pls Olympus bring us a smaller 300mm!!) So i used my Oly 75mm and 12mm for these images.

    Oly 75mm, First day was grey and rainy.

    Oly 75mm, 1,2meters deep water doesnt stop these drivers.

    Oly 75mm, Well sometimes it does ;) 

    Oly 75mm, Nice mountains and nice weather the second day.

    Oly 12mm, The best jump in the street legal class.

    Oly 12mm.

    Oly 75mm.

    Oly 75mm, Driver seems happy to reach the top.

    Oly 75mm, The differnce in shutterspeed (A or S mode)
    FormulaIsland2014_23___. FormulaIsland2014_24___.

    Oly 75mm.

    Oly 12mm.

    Oly 12mm, The town (Akureyri) the race is in. The tracks are in the mountainside behind the town.

    Oly 12mm, TV-crew from Iceland was there also.

    Oly 75mm, One of my favorite drivers goes all in.

    More images can be found here
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  2. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 5, 2014
    This looks like tons of fun
  3. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    It is :)  that´s why i travel to Norway and Iceland to look at it, we only have one race per year in Sweden.
  4. Empato

    Empato Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 25, 2014
    Central Scotland.
    Great series of images again. Out of curiosity, what shutter speeds are you aiming for with these shots?
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  5. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    When i want to freeze the action i just use A mode and let the camera handle the shutterspeed, to get as fast as possible, but for getting blury wheels and background i use S mode and set the shutter to about 60-125 depending on how fast they where driving where i wanted to take the pic.
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  6. Empato

    Empato Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 25, 2014
    Central Scotland.
    Thanks, i expected you to say A mode actually gave you the slower shutter speeds. I'm going to an off road event this weekend, nothing as extreme as Iceland, probably way more sedate, but it's something id like to do justice to with a few shots.
  7. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Looks like great fun. Thanks for sharing.
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  8. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    Always impressive automotive action photography!
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  9. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Great shots! That first one is just eye catching. Of course, number 4 reminds me of trying to get up my driveway in the winter. :frown:
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