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Superbikes @ Oulton Park

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Frosty, 24 Jul 2006.

  1. Frosty

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Cambridge, UK

    I went to the British Superbike Championship yesterday at Oulton Park. It's my second attempt at motorsport photography (after the F1 testing at Silverstone in April), shame there aren't more circuits up North to go to. I'm thinking about going to the Touring Cars at Donnington next Sunday, anyone else heading that way?

    I'm pretty pleased with these shots, especially the last as it's a 100% crop with no manipulation. It was a good day out, except I completely underestimated it and took a bit of a battering in the sunburn stakes!

    All taken with the 300D and Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro
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  2. Johnny|lucidcomposure

    Sgarrista

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    I was suppose to be going. I had to cancel.
     
  3. TomWilko

    Mobster

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    Location: UK

    Not bad shots there :) I will probably be at Touring Cars on Sunday. Don't know why they keep thinking they can put the price up on these things year on year though.

    £24 for a ticket is ok in comparison to other big events but I think its a little to high for what it is.
     
  4. SDK^

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    Not bad photos but you need to concentrate on the backgrounds - the marshals/people are too distracting.
     
  5. Johnny|lucidcomposure

    Sgarrista

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    Ive been expecting a thread from you of this event. Couldnt you make it?
     
  6. Gareth

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    Location: Colwyn Bay

    Practice day

    here is one of mine from Saturday practice

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    Gareth
     
  7. SDK^

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    I've been to Oulton a few times and have covered most of the angles.
    I'm off to Cadwell Park end of August

    Great shot Gareth [​IMG]
     
  8. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    I might try to go to Cadwell or the final at Brands
     
  9. SDK^

    Capodecina

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    If you want to meet up @ Cadwell then i'll be there on the Saturday (26th Aug)
    I want to get some images of the bikes in the air at Mountain :)
     
  10. Gareth

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    What's it like at Cadwell for photos ? Can you get away with a modest telephoto (200mm) like Oulton Park or do you need longer lenses?
    Gareth.
     
  11. SDK^

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    No idea - I've not been there before.
     
  12. themask70

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Saffron Walden, Essex

    Great shots, nice colours, i really think you've done a good job panning :)
     
  13. Joe T

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    Good attempt. As SDK said, you need to consider the backgrounds. :)