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#1 Terry W

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:07 PM

Went to the speedway yesterday for a practice session. 

 

Man, I really appreciate the work some of you guys have to put in while shooting things like this. I was only there for a few hours and bad lighting, fencing, just when you think your set for that shot someone walks in front of you. 

 

I rattled off over 600 shots so just starting to go through them. I did manage a few between the fence. I may post up a few more if there is any interest as I go through them in the next few days. 

 

Dusk with the lights on so lighting was tough for me.

 

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Auto iso 800

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1/320 I was in AV mode by accident and didn't catch it right away.

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:37 PM

Nicely done!  Did you happen to get Danica Patrick's ride?  She is on the pole, after all.  I'd love to see her get her first NASCAR win at Daytona.  She's kind of languished in that 20th place finishing spot long enough.  I have my doubts that she can run in the top ten all day and I really dislike restrictor plate racing, but I may watch to see how she does.

 

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 11:44 PM

Great shot Terry, you made the most of the lighting you had to work with, well done!
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Posted 18 February 2016 - 11:48 PM

NASCAR is so fun to watch live. Nice shot



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 01:43 AM

Nice one Terry, very atmospheric, Have watched race cars in the dark at Le mans it adds to the experience...(-:



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 03:21 AM

God, thats a good photo Terry.

Love the lustrous sheen off the silver.

Wheels rolling nicely and decals sharp.



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 07:26 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone. 

 

David I got a few of DP. She was mid pack in the sessions I watched. The few action shots I got of here had fence poles in the way)-: But here is one for ya just coming on to the track. Not up to speed yet.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:01 AM

Thanks, Terry!  Seems odd not seeing the "Go Daddy" logo.

 

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:04 AM

Very cool shots Terry! Hard to believe the season is revving back up already!!



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:06 AM

I am a old motocross guy so when the Daytona race hits around here I know bike week is just around the corner and the Daytona Supercross.  :)  :)


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:38 PM

I am a old motocross guy so when the Daytona race hits around here I know bike week is just around the corner and the Daytona Supercross.  :)  :)

I was racing dirt bikes before there was Supercross.  My first dirt bike was a 1970 400 Husky and that was before silencers were required.  Gotta' love an open expansion chamber!  I'm not a big fan of Supercross.  I like the spread out open tracks. I used to do the Hare Scramble thing in the winter when Motocross was pretty much in the barn.  Fun times, indeed!

 

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 11:19 PM

That was a FAST bike for it's time but turned like a tank. I had a 1972 Honda Elsinore. But I started racing Motocross in 1982 and raced until 2007 and have the broken bones and plates to show for it. I raced 1 supercross at Pontiac and hated it. The jumps were like hitting a brick wall and something I never was able to practice. I did plenty of arenacross though. Before the killer jumps they have now. 

 

I think I had upwards of 15+ different race bikes. Could have purchased the best camera gear available and still be able to stand up straight with all the dough I spent racing  :lol:

 

Yup, Husky 400, great times.


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 06:55 AM

Jeez..... this is getting like a re run of "On Any Sunday"..... I love it.. (-:  I blame my declining hearing on two stroke expansion chambers at race meetings... Oh for a whiff of Castrol R.. (-:



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Posted 20 February 2016 - 07:43 AM

Bullseye Geedee!

I was just about to reference the film 'till I scrolled down to your post !

I used to have an old copy of Cycle magazine with a review of the 400 Husky.

(Thats my contribution over with...) :unsure:



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Posted 20 February 2016 - 10:31 AM

Anybody that's ever raced dirt bikes and hasn't seen On Any Sunday is missing a true gem!  The end scene with Mert Lawill, Malcom Smith, and Steve McQueen is worth the price of admission.  A bit of trivia; note the Harley tank on Lawill's scooter and note the bike that it sits on. ;-)  It's a big bore Maico.  Note the offset front axle, a dead giveaway. 

 

One of the most amazing scenes is Malcom Smith at the Widow Maker on a stock 400 Husky making it to 500' and then riding back down!  One of the best pure dirt riders ever.

 

And as if you haven't seen it before, here you go.  Note that Smith is the only guy that never falls. :-)

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=L-xrKE9rClg

 

I can't count how many times I've seen this movie.

 

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 11:07 AM

:ph34r: Oops...Danica Patrick is NOT on the pole.  I wish I could remember where I read that, but it was obviously wrong.  Need to check my sources a little better.

 

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 05:18 PM

Well David sorry your girl DP crashed out. Now you'll have to watch "On Any Sunday" again to make up for it.. :D


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 04:06 PM

Well David sorry your girl DP crashed out. Now you'll have to watch "On Any Sunday" again to make up for it.. :D

Yea, that was racing.  She moved down and got clipped ever so slightly, but these cars are on the absolute limits of traction and it only takes the tiniest wiggle to upset the cars.

 

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Jeez..... this is getting like a re run of "On Any Sunday"..... I love it.. (-:  I blame my declining hearing on two stroke expansion chambers at race meetings... Oh for a whiff of Castrol R.. (-:

How about the old "why is my plug fouling so often" bean oil?  Man, did that smell good.  Thankfully, the newer oils made for much cleaner burns.

 

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