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VARAC Vintage Grand Prix 2019 - Day 2 continued ...

15 June 2019 - 08:58 PM

VARAC Vintage Grand Prix

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

 

 

Group 4 race showcased not one, but TWO Mustang Shelby's and two other classic mustangs in the Vintage Historic over 2500.  The Mustangs dominated the race over other popular makes like Corvette, Porsche and Camero.

 

This is what the competition looked at for most, if not very likely all of the race!

 

SHELBY

 

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A respectable effort was but in by this 1971 Corvette.

 

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Quite a few Porsche's were sucking up Mustang smoke and dust.....

 

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VARAC Vintage Grand Prix 2019 - Day 2

15 June 2019 - 01:21 PM

VARAC Vintage Grand Prix

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

 

After a grueling day  yesterday, I am bagged today! Dead tired.  Probably calling it an early day.

 

Some of the images from a cool vantage point, Turn 5 a-b (Mosses Corner!)

 

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VARAC Vintage Grand Prix 2019

14 June 2019 - 11:18 PM

VARAC Vintage Grand Prix

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

 

Track side today covering this event. Brutal day for walking and general exhaustion.  Was stupid enough to think I would get some exercise!  :lol: Should have just taken the cars to the various spots.  Would have been so much easier.

 

Small sampling of about 2000 images taken today.  These are all with the Nikon 500mm PF lens.  I cannot sing praises enough for this lens.  It is simply unbelievable. Truly.  I found absolutely nothing wrong with it.  I can't even think of a nit .... ok, its expensive. There. Amazing performance.  I did not miss on focus lock all day. Any images I deleted were through my own errors, like aiming wrong, snapping too late etc.  This lens is a marvel.

 

Judge for yourself.

 

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All images posted taken with the Nikon D5.


Nikon 500mm f5.6 PF.... the new kid in town

13 June 2019 - 03:15 PM

It is pouring rain.  This is the best I could do for an introduction. Lens is compliments of NPS for a VARAC race of vintage cars I have this weekend.

 

I so wanted to test this in the sun, but it is really heavily clouded over today and raining on and off.

 

This is just a sample, taken at 4000 ISO.  All hand held on a Nikon D5.

 

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Apologies for the subject matter, I had nothing to shoot between the time I went out back, to the time it started pouring rain and had to go back in.

 

A full and proper review will come mid week, next week!


Recent Work - Laser Show

11 June 2019 - 12:34 PM

As I mentioned earlier, I was on a location shoot for a corporation and part of the assignment was shooting a Laser Show.  I went into this completely blind as I had no idea what a Laser show was. This had to be figured out on the spot!

 

So, this glittery guy comes on stage with an audience of over 200 people watching.  The image you see below is my standard flash capture ...

 

All images shot with D850

Nikkor 24-70

Nikon SB-910

all hand held

 

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f7.1

1/160s

ISO200

 

Now, he starts the light show.  See the stick?  It is a laser stick of sorts and the faster he spins is, the more of a show he puts on.  Didn't really capture any of this as the flash blew out the laser lights.  So, you had to start thinking fast.... blowing it from the start.

 

He picks up bowling pins and starts juggling them ... again, they are laser lights.... still blow it.  You have to see this with the naked eye, you are fooled into seeing big streaks of light.  The flash just blows all that away.

 

See below... I am starting to get the idea .....

 

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f8

1/1.3s

ISO 100

 

I am going for a long exposure and a blast of flash.  Just experimenting.  Still failing.

 

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f8

2s

ISO100

 

Starting to look better .... 

 

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f8

2s

ISO 100

 

Finally, nail it as he starts to spin some of the batons faster and faster to put on a billboard effect.  You can read words on some of these if you look carefully.  No idea how he did this.

 

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2 second exposure seemed to be the one, with the flash blasting at the end.  What a relief I captured these as the light show was all they talked about.

 

I remembered from experiments we did in my flash class, you could set the camera to a very very low shutter speed but because the flash blast was for a very short duration, you could freeze the action.

 

So, the 2s exposure caught the light, the flash caught the rest.  And, it worked.