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aubintbay
02-13-2011, 06:51 PM
I went out to the ice races today to try my luck at some more action photos.:fingerscr I think a few turned out not too bad. A little sun would have been nice to help bring out more colour but not today.:sad:
Any critiqueing is always welcome. Hope you enjoy.

asnow
02-13-2011, 08:02 PM
Nice catches. I like the spray of the snow\ice from the tires. I also like how the tracks in the ice provide leading lines to the cars.
The only small critique I have is I find the trucks in the background a bit distracting, especially when they are partially cut off.

Bambi
02-13-2011, 08:04 PM
that's not racing, that's a typical canadian highway this winter!!! :):laughing:

I like the spray of snow.

Andrew
02-13-2011, 08:14 PM
Very good shots of a unique sport. I can see the action in the wheels and it's really strong in #3. Do you happen to have any shots in the corners with just a bit longer exposure so the drift is more visual?

XPWizard
02-14-2011, 03:19 PM
Nice Aub.
It's tuff on a heavy overcase day to get any contrast.

aubintbay
02-15-2011, 12:17 PM
Thanks to all for the nice comments.
Asnow... I agree. in editing I cropped to leave some of the tracks in to give the viewer an idea of the controlled slide around the corners but totally forgot about cropping out the other trucks etc. in the background
Andrew....sorry bud!....no longer exposures. I shot all these in aperture mode and let the camera do the rest. I considered adding a little exposure comp due to the snow but it was such a dark overcast day I just went without it.
Weather permitting races are on again next weekend tho.

kat
02-15-2011, 01:17 PM
Neat shots. Brings back memories of the ice roads we used to travel on.. :P

asnow
02-15-2011, 05:51 PM
Perhaps you might try speed priority instead of aperture. That way you can set the speed to something slower and have a bit of blur to show the motion.

Richard
02-16-2011, 09:36 AM
Cool series, I'd love to have ago at shooting stuff like this!!

I hope you don't mind, I had a quick go at at edit, to brighten it up a bit.

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aubintbay
02-16-2011, 10:02 AM
Don't mind at all Richard! Nice edit. Nor would I mind setting you up with some of the ice/snow to give you a chance at this!:laughing:

Richard
02-17-2011, 03:09 AM
you can keep your snow thanks!!!!

MoinMoin
02-17-2011, 02:07 PM
Very cool shots! I like the spraying snow here!

Iguanasan
02-17-2011, 02:40 PM
This is a cool series and you have some wonderful shots. :thumbup: :thumbup: It's a shame they are a little underexposed and that the white balance is off a bit. Are you shooting RAW or JPG?

Oh, and I couldn't resist a quick edit in Picasa of one of these since you don't mind :)

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Bambi
02-17-2011, 05:14 PM
the processing is showing the potential of these photos!

Hillbillygirl
02-21-2011, 05:18 PM
Very cool shots of something not many get to observe. Little pp and these will all be "great" shots.

aubintbay
02-23-2011, 12:12 PM
Hey thank you all for your comments. I agree on the PP. I'm working on my skills in this area.......hopefully with some success!

aubintbay
02-23-2011, 12:59 PM
Hey Iggy. Forgot to answer your question a minute ago. The answer is I ususally shot jpeg mainly due to only using the 4GB card that came with the camera. I went back to the races and tried a few in raw only. WOW! lesson learned. Trouble is if I want to take very many shots on an outing I will need a bigger/more cards.
Went out and bought a lottery ticket!!

Iguanasan
02-23-2011, 02:20 PM
Hey Iggy. Forgot to answer your question a minute ago. The answer is I ususally shot jpeg mainly due to only using the 4GB card that came with the camera. I went back to the races and tried a few in raw only. WOW! lesson learned. Trouble is if I want to take very many shots on an outing I will need a bigger/more cards.
Went out and bought a lottery ticket!!

Hehehehe... yeah, I know what you mean. All these toys are expensive! :)