Motorsports Photography with m43

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by atomic, May 13, 2012.

  1. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    224
    Nov 3, 2011
    I think the time has come for a Motorsports photo thread, so I'm starting one.

    I enjoy motorsports and taking pictures, so naturally taking pictures of motorsports is right up my alley. One of the drawbacks, I feared, of m43 was that it might not be "good enough" for motorsports... Well, based on some recent threads, and some time up at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, I'm happy to report that m43 is certainly "good enough" to satisfy my motorsports needs.

    Please share your motorsports shots, comments, tips and techniques. I can't wait to see what you all have to offer!

    I'll start off with a few panning shots. All shots are manual focus, EPM1 + native lenses (45-200mm, 25mm, 45mm). These were taken at 24 Hours of Lemons open track session last week at NHMS. $500 cars, unlimited safety budget, and a sense of humor make this event special. Someday I hope to participate.

    Click the photos to see larger images in my gallery, along with 100 other images from the day.

    Tarred and Feathered:
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    Sponsored by Crapstrol and Dunlap:
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    Cavity Fighter?:
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    Primer CRX:
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    Primer Firebird:
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    One more shot: From today's Vintage Racing event (more to come once I get them sorted):

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  2. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    very nice, i love the panning shots...
     
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  3. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    224
    Nov 3, 2011
    A few more from the Vintage Races

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    Again, all manual focus, shutter priority, EPM1 with native glass, OOC jpegs. These were taken during a VRG practice session on Saturday May 12th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Click the images to access my gallery (in progress) with more photos and more resolution.

    Enjoy, and I welcome your thoughts, tips and/or your own photos. Help this thread grow!
     
  4. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    I like motorsports alot, all kind of it.
    Rally:
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    Formula Offroad:
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    RallyCross:
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    All shot with my GH1 and different lenses.
     
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  5. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    224
    Nov 3, 2011
    Great shots! Thanks for sharing. My favorites are the 3rd Rally shot and the 3rd and last Formula Offroad shots.
     
  6. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    224
    Nov 3, 2011
    The Sports Car Club of Vermont rents out Saint Lawrence Motorsports Park (designed as a 3/4 mi kart track) for time trials each year. Some pics from last weekend:
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  7. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    966
    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    I like the car title on the 4th shot ... 'team compact' ... very apt:cool:
     
  8. xmsnx

    xmsnx Mu-43 Regular

    50
    Mar 10, 2012
    Europe
    My first attempt at "action" with EPL3 + Hanimex 80-200mm f4, handheld.

    NEZ Championship Rallycross 19 May 2012
     

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  9. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    really love the rally sport shots!

    ^ has a impreza wrx :biggrin:
     
  10. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Feb 26, 2012
    Some from the British Touring Car Championship at Croft Circuit. All with a GH2 + 14-140mm lens.

    #1 Frank Wrathall in his Toyota Avensis into Clervaux
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    2012 British Touring Car Championship - Rounds 13, 14 and 15 - Croft Circuit by srhphoto, on Flickr

    #2 Best looking car on the grid!
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    2012 British Touring Car Championship - Rounds 13, 14 and 15 - Croft Circuit by srhphoto, on Flickr

    #3 Jason Plato at Chicane
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    2012 British Touring Car Championship - Rounds 13, 14 and 15 - Croft Circuit by srhphoto, on Flickr

    #4 Matt Neal and Gordon Sheddon celebrate after round 14
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    2012 British Touring Car Championship - Rounds 13, 14 and 15 - Croft Circuit by srhphoto, on Flickr

    #5 The start of round 15
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    2012 British Touring Car Championship - Rounds 13, 14 and 15 - Croft Circuit by srhphoto, on Flickr

    #6 Paul O'Neill at Sunny Out
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    2012 British Touring Car Championship - Rounds 13, 14 and 15 - Croft Circuit by srhphoto, on Flickr

    #7 Adam Morgan locking a rear under breaking for Complex Out
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    2012 British Touring Car Championship - Rounds 13, 14 and 15 - Croft Circuit by srhphoto, on Flickr

    Full gallery here

    Zenfolio | Simon Harrison Photography | 2012 British Touring Car Championship - Croft Circuit

    for those that might want to have a look.

    Cheers,

    Simon.
     
  11. abeetz

    abeetz Mu-43 Rookie

    17
    Jul 2, 2012
    Telford, Shrops, UK
    Andy
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  12. sleepydan

    sleepydan Mu-43 Rookie

    22
    Jun 6, 2012
    NSW, Australia
    Im heading of the the Singapore F1 in Sep.

    Ive got my OMD all ready to go but the only Tele I have is the Pan 45-200.

    Has anyone shot Singapore F1 ( Night race but with good lighting ) previously ?

    Im assuming I will need to bump up the iso fairly high for the 45-200 due to its slowness ?


    Would I be better off picking up a cheap old Nikkor 180mm 2.8 MF ?

    Will be using the pre focussing technique mostly anyway so MF should not really be an issue.

    Cheers
    Dan
     
  13. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
  14. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

    483
    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Cracking shots mate! I'm hoping to give this a go when the BTCC visits Knockhill in August.
     
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  15. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    GH1 +Canon 300mm F2.8
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    GF2 + Oly 45mm F1.8
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  16. Hingo

    Hingo Mu-43 Regular

    115
    Oct 31, 2012
    Love your motorsport stuff GRID, wish I had change to try the 300mm 2.8, juicy results coming from that lens.

    Some mixed icelandic motorsport

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    Rallycross











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  17. Steph

    Steph Mu-43 Veteran

    256
    Aug 18, 2011
    Martinique
    Stephane
    Awesome!
     
  18. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Feb 26, 2012
    Hello everyone!

    It's been a while since I posted anything on account of a change in job that now has me working overseas on a regular basis.

    Anyway, I managed to get along to the final round of the 2012 MSA British Rallycross Championship at Croft Circuit on 27/10. It was great to see rallycross back at Croft, and we were blessed with some wonderful autumn sunshine.

    Anyway, on to some photos: -

    #1 Fantastic Volvo running in the Supernational category


    #2 RX150 Buggy in the late afternoon sunshine
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    #3 Pat Doran tipping it into Clervaux Corner


    #4 Stock Hatches thumping over the kerbs
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    #5 Terrific looking Citroen of Andy Knowles
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    #6 Andy Scott in his terrific Ford Focus Supercar


    All the images were taken using a Panasonic GH2 and an old manual focus Tokina 300mm f2.8 AT-X SD lens, with #2 also having a 2XTC fitted.

    There's a full gallery here: -

    Zenfolio | Simon Harrison Photography | 2012 MSA British Rallycross Championship Round 6

    for those that are interested.

    Cheers,

    Simon.