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#1 geedee

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 07:24 AM

First pic.. f8  1/125    auto ISO 160    70-200 @ 70mm   Cropped from larger image.

 

Second pic  f8   1/100   auto ISO  250  70-200 @ 200mm  also cropped.

 

Had my PL filter fitted as wanted to reduce reflections and hoped to avoid blown out sky when competitors broke the sky line. Used slower shutter speeds than the light would allow in order to try to capture movement in the wheels ...hmm.

 

CC as welcomed as ever. 

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 12:45 PM

Neat shots and that looks like fun!

 

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 01:26 PM

Hi Geedee.

Particularly like the first one.  Like the shine off the alloy mudguards and the drivers hat (!)

Good detail on the tire threads and the spare wheel spokes.

I think the wind blown grass adds to to overall wild feel of the picture.



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 03:22 PM

Thanks for taking the time to reply guys.

 

David, it is a good event to photograph and given it is not as "organised" as some events, the cars progress is mostly slow and the drivers skilled equates to being able to get close to the action. The two machines in the pics are pre-war Austin Seven specials with tiny engines  having fewer CC`s than a decent motorcycle..(-:

 

Rod... Wind blown grass..!!  That was wheel spin on the nearside rear wheel as he was struggling for grip on the hill...  Glad you found something of interest in the pic..(-: 



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 07:36 PM

I don't know how you do it but those shots are Awesome!

Thanks for posting!



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 09:56 PM

Nice shots very cool looking cars and overall scene. Doesn't look like the type of car you would see off roading. 



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Posted 01 March 2016 - 03:21 AM

Doug, capturing reasonable pics at a PCT is a whole lot simpler than trying to capture great pics of wildlife. The issues for me were to try to avoid blowing out the sky and introducing the PL filter to do that would slow down my shutter speed, however I also wanted to capture movement in the wheels of the vehicles so that kinda worked to some degree but of course desired to have the pics as sharp as I could too as well having reasonable depth of field to capture as much detail as possible...Yup photography is ever a bit of a juggling act that I rarely if ever get just right...(-:

 

JB those cars are what Brits categorise as "Specials" many of which are/were home built  using old car parts as a base on which to build a vehicle for a particular purpose, in this case climbing steep grassy or muddy hills. There are different classes within the competition to try to make it a fair challenge for all.  Even modern saloon cars take part as well as "Classics" like MGB etc.etc.  I have seen some really high value rare cars taking part in PCT`s.   I prefer to photograph the older machines as it seems the older I get the more appreciation I have for other old things..(-:

 

If interested there will be loads of You Tube vids if you search under the heading of  "Production Car Trials"



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Posted 01 March 2016 - 07:36 AM

Good job Geedee!  I like the first one a bit better, but I like the reflection in the paint on the second one too.  Nice detail on the vehicles!  It's really cool to see stuff you've never seen before.  When you said you were going to a PCT in the other post, I had no idea this is what you were talking about.  Very cool to see boys with their toys.  Thanks Geedee!


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Posted 01 March 2016 - 08:00 AM

No no no !! geedee.

I ment the tussocks on the hill in the background !

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 09:05 AM

Pleased that you find interest in any of the pics Recip. I think the reflections would be more evident if I had not had my PL filter on the front of the lens..

 

Rod the facility is up on the highest part of the country thereabouts and the day was a cracker and very unusually without wind.... though such are the usual wind speeds and direction that even the trees lean in the same direction as you picked up on the tussocks..(-:



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Posted 01 March 2016 - 02:29 PM

Looks like a ton of fun for those guys, hopefully no one rolls over, yikes!  Love those native grassy hillsides, beautiful!






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