Boffin's photography gallery - Hello again, old friend(s)

Discussion in 'Art & Photography' started by Boffin, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Boffin

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    PM'd to you sir :tup:
     
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  2. Swiss Legend

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    Hey there buddy, you have some great shots in here, and a great eye as well:tup:
     
  3. Boffin

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    thank you :cheers:
     
  4. Boffin

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    I have some more shots. While I realise that virtually none of my shots actually show the race cars moving, I am yet to properly sort through all of the motion shots.

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  5. homeforsummer

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    Those last two shots are fantastic - I really can't choose between them. I also like the two Lamborghinis in a line and I'm glad you chose to focus on the one in the background, as it draws your eyes past the foreground so you appreciate the whole shot - if you'd focused on the closest Gallardo the one in the background would have been lost. It's very good composition :tup:
     
  6. Syntax error

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    That Lotus looks familiar! :p

    My favorite of the bunch would have to be shot 5. Very well executed.

    Is the panning shot (4) in turn one? I find that I get tremendous amounts of glare off the track at that spot, especially in the mornings. My favorite spot is usually between turns 3-4 on top of the bridge.
     
  7. Boffin

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    Thankyou - it's what I was aiming for when I took it :tup: :D

    Yep, that is at turn one. The first pic of the last set (the Porsche) was after the bridge. The open wheeler was also at turn 1. I have shots of Porsche (especially the flaming one) in the late afternoon on turn one and there is no glare off the track, so I might play with some of those aswell.

    Thanks :tup:

    EDIT: that's an awesome shot Syntax :tup:
     
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  8. GilesGuthrie

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    Of the panning shots you've posted, your panning speed is slightly off, especially in the Corvette in the last set, and the 911 in the second set. The flaming 911 in the first set is closer, and the colours & capture are fantastic, but when you cut the front of the car off, it looks like you missed the shot, even if it was intended. You can cut the back off in a tight crop, but you really need the front of the car, and ideally some space in front of the front, into which the car can move in the mind of the viewer.

    The single-seater shot is an example of how to get it right!

    Your static work is great, but your pans need some practice. Try just following the cars without shooting. Pick a piece of the car - say a wing mirror - and hold it in a focus point as the car goes by. You'll get a better feel for the car's movement, and will pan more accurately.
     
  9. Paulie

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    Beautiful pic of the red Z06 from the Australian GT Championship. That thing must absolutely dominate, it's mostly against larger heavier cars (like HSVs) with not much more than 300kw.:scared:
     
  10. Boffin

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    Thanks for the feedback. The reason why the flaming porsche was better was because the shutter speed was up. During the last few laps of the day, I changed the shutter speed because it was getting quite dark. The reason why the others were so blurred is that I think I was a little ambitious with the slow shutter speed. I thought they looked normal (in terms of the length of blur) but after shuffling through the galleries here, I could have done with a shutter speed twice as fast as what I was running with and still got good results.

    I'll know nest time - but the panning shots were mainly for experimental purposes as I'm new to the DSLR scene.

    Thanks :tup:

    Er...not with the cars that it was on the track with. R35 GTR, Aston Martin DBRS9, the Mosler, Maserati, Viper GTSR, several exiges (including a supercharged one) and Porsches were what it was up against.
     
  11. McLaren

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    You win 3 E-Cookies for this shot. :drool: :tup::tup:
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  12. Boffin

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    why thankyou :D
     
  13. Paulie

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    Except they're all in different classes except maybe the R35 and Lotuses, but IIRC the Z06 is faster than those Elises anyway, but the R35 must either be a new addition to the series or was only there for the one day. Here's that series' standings. As you can see the Z06 has come away with as much or more points than any other car in every round, but hasn't actually entered every round. None of them a pro drivers though, they're all gentlemen racers so..........it's not really truly indicative I guess.

    Anyways, Mr New Photographer, what kind of backdrop do you recommend for my next photos with my Ute when the changes are made?:sly:
     
  14. Boffin

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    Erm.......what have you got? What type of scenery is around your place? I really wouldn't have a clue actually, but I'd say seeing as you going for a more road going look, go into town instead of the rolling green hills that were as the back drop for the previous shots.

    OMG! I just realised I left one of the shots out for the latest set! I'll post it as pic number 6 of the last set to avoid conflict with other people's comments.
     
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  15. Paulie

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    I was thinking city too, at night time maybe even?
     
  16. Boffin

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    night, yeah - preferably after it's been raining and park it nest to coloured lights from a shop - or just a particularly yellow streetlight.

    But to do this and to have it come out right, you'd

    a) need a good camera

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    b) know how to use it.

    So night time would be the best, but if you're not up to it skill wise, then perhaps early morning or dusk would be cool to mix up the lighting a bit.
     
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    From what advise I've been offered, some of the best times are right after dawn & right before dusk. The sun just before at the horizon makes for some great lighting, granted you are in a good clearing to show it. :)
     
  18. Boffin

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    yep, and it depends what you want to do with you PP aswell. If you want a cold meanacing look, go dawn. If you want hot, meanacing look(??), go just before dusk. :tup:
     
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    I must say, your shots are very, very good. Not just for a person who is learning - just good shots period. Much better than me when I started. And likely much better than me period.

    Out of your first set, I like the shot of the R8 'side blade' and the first shot of the Ghia. Very promising.

    In the second set, there is definitely improvement. I must say, the photograph of the 360 in the garage in a beautiful shot. Gorgeous lighting. Someone mentioned putting it in black and white, but I think the colours are perfect as is. And I love black & white. ^^ Also, the last shot has a lovely vintage feel, and hence it's my second favourite of the set.

    The last set is my favourite (so far) though. The Mosler, the two Gallardos, the last shot of the Porsches, are all brilliantly done. The colouring of the Gallardos and the Mosler I like. It has this dark look I find visually interesting. Your panning is good, and it will only improve with practice. The shot of the 27 car as also well done.

    Thank you for sharing them with us.
     
  20. Boffin

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    thank you so much :cheers::)
     
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    5th pic on the last set also, very well done and fabulous post prod. I'd really like to see more movements, but your static work is really really good. I'll keep an eye.
     
  22. Boffin

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    thanks :D
     
  23. El Drifto

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    This reminds me of GT5:prologue.
    All of the pics are stunning, especially the Gallardo shot.
     
  24. Boffin

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    thankyou :cheers:

    Here are some more shots. they are a tat toned down compared to the last sets. They are still from the same event event - probably not going to get the chance to go to another one untill I finally get my Ps. I'll try to come up with some new stuff next update, but I may put a few more of these in.

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  25. Paulie

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    The side by side Porsches pic is an excellent one, especially with one having flames spewing from the exhaust.:)
     
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    :tup: 1 & 6 are my picks of the bunch. The Porsche pan shots area little soft but the colours are vibrant and save the shots.

    I really dig the blue Porsche. Great colours and it conveys the time of day very well.
     
  27. homeforsummer

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    You really are continuing to impress me. Shot #6 of the static Porsche is excellent. Indeed if you don't mind, I'd love a bigger version of that I can use as a wallpaper.

    Overall though you seem to have a very good eye for composition.
     
  28. boiltheocean

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    I love your style! You and Syntax have given me some serious ideas for when I attend a race.
     
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    #1 is fantastic. Keep shooting, you're quickly becoming one of my fav 'togs here. :)
     
  30. Boffin

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    Thanks. As said before, I have a few more of these (you could say it was one of my main targets - you could count on flames at lift off before a corner :D) but I want to mix things up, so it only gets a few shots. :tup:

    Thanks dude :tup:. Yeah.....the panning shots do seem a little soft - practice makes perfect I s'pose. The really annoying thing is shown in the Ferrari and the two Porsche pannings shots where the focus is only on one section (in this case, the wheel). The green one is also a bit fuzzy but not so much as the dowsized version makes out.

    And as for the blue Porsche - I'm so happy when people say these things because it was what I was going for with the shot. :D

    Thank you :). I shall try to get the bigger version up soon!

    I love your rustic style too! Honestly, I didn't know what the hell I was doing (as it was my first time) and while I knew how to use SLRs, I only had the D60 for about 3 days before I went. I just put a mental frame in my head and when I came across something that looked good, I just captured it. I have many more could-have-been-used shots at the race, but my n00bism and exitement came out in my shaky hands and thus, I have quite a few blurrey shots.:ouch:

    Thanks for the comment :D.

    Why thankyou! I would have thought it'd take ages to gain some favour when compared with all the other really skilled photographers here.

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    Thanks for the comments everyone! I regret to say I haven't been hanging around here too mush lately - and this is because of my dial up speed internet making it virtually impossible to view other's work. When broadband kicks in again, I'll catch up with the comment handeringoutering. :D
     
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