Friday, August 19, 2011

2011, Day 230 - Doppler effect

Nnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  That was my morning, spent with my friend Rinda at Portland International Raceway taking pictures of racing.  As a bit of a car nut it was fun seeing what people were driving.  There were a lot of cars from Lotus, a Ford GT40, some insane Subarus, a couple older Porsches and even Godzilla (a trio of Nissan GT-Rs).  This was a fantastic opportunity to work on my panning skills and there were some fun photos then with a wide angle lens while panning.  The problem with panning using a short lens is that you have an incredibly small area in focus and the rest blurs as it moves in space while you track that single point.

Below is the Ford GT40 taken with a telephoto lens.  I like the slightly gritty look and the blur of the background thus it is my featured image today.

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 70-200/f2.8L IS Mark II
135mm, f16, 1/60 sec @ 200 ISO

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