Melbourne GrandPrix Pre Entertainment

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by thelaxong, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

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    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    I have never been to a Grand Prix before. Last Thursday I obtained a free ticket to the ground so I went for 2-3 hours to see what was on offer. The weather was good, the pre-event entertainments were really animating (daredevils performing stunts on their motorbikes, scooters, roller blades, bmx bikes ...) There were also celebrity racing qualifying, V8 training laps, race driver interviews and race cars on show but I didn't have much time to attend all events.

    I took the OMD and 12-35mm, 100-300mm with me. Here are some pictures taken with the Pany 12-35mm:
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    GrandPrix2013_dd-7.

    100% crop:
    GrandPrix2013_dd-1.
     
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  2. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Robert
    Thanks for sharing. N those are great. That really is a very capable lens.
     
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  3. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Les
    Great shots & captures, made better by that lovely clear rich blue sky as a backdrop :2thumbs:
     
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  4. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Geoff
    Do we ever get those?
     
  5. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Jt
    Exellent images mates but HOW U DARE TO SHOOT WITH MFT CAMERA?:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin YOU are challenging Pro photographers with ur POINT AND SHOOT AND UNSUITABLE camera hahaah
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    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
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  6. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Les
    LOL !! :smile: it was so long ago, over here, I can't remember. It's been grey & horrible for months.
     
  7. tbhv55

    tbhv55 Mu-43 Rookie

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    I think that there was one in about 1976...:wink::smile:
     
  8. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

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    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Thanks. I have only used this lens for the last 4 weeks but really like it as a walk around lens but sometimes I wish it would be a bit longer. (12-60mm is ideal. I guess I got used to that focal length :)

    Thanks. I will upload some more pictures which I used the tree and the sky to show case how high the performers were up in the air :)

    Melbourne waether is the most unpredictable weather I ever encounted (I have lived in Europe and travel here and there a bit). Last Thursday I got nice blue sky but the weather have turned since and yesterday the heavy rain washed out the F1 qualifying round. It was postponed until this morning (race day) but the focast is no good either.

    Yeah, the "point and shoot" does help with a decent lens attached :). Let organise a Melbourne Walk again and we could share and test out our lenses.
     
  9. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

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    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Few more ... with pany 12-35mm

    GrandPrix2013_dd-9. GrandPrix2013_dd-10. GrandPrix2013_dd-11. GrandPrix2013_dd-12. GrandPrix2013_dd-13. GrandPrix2013_dd-14.
     
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  10. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

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    Texas
    Those bikers are just crazy! :eek: :cool:
     
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  11. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

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    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Yeah, they are out of this world :) This guy was 30-40m high in the air and at one stage, for a fraction of a second he let his bike go and caught the seat with his motion, gained control over the bike, continue with his flight through the air and landed safely. Just imagine, if he couldn't catch the bike ...

    GrandPrix2013_dd-15.
     
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  12. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

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    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Some pics with 100-300mm

    In the air ...

    GrandPrix2013_dd-26. GrandPrix2013_dd-28. GrandPrix2013_dd-29.
     
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  13. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

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    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Race marshalls:

    Grandprix2013Marshall-2. Grandprix2013Marshall-1.
     
  14. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

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    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Celebrity race qualifying:
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    Grandprix2013_celeb-1.
     
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  15. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Couple of nice shots there through the wire....:smile:
     
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