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I figured you guys would like some of these shots. I took them with a Nikon D40x with the kit lens. I shot most of the action shots at the 60-ft mark where there is a break in the guardrail. This series is pretty darn big around here. They do 1/8th mile only.

















 

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Nice shooting joelster! :thumbup: I had to look up the camera specs. The Focus Tracking feature seems to work really well!
 

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I love Old Gassers!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for posting all the great photo's.

They sure bring back some wonderful memories from the good old day's of drag racing.

Wish I good have been there in person.

Thanks Again. Jimbo
 

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Nice shooting joelster! :thumbup: I had to look up the camera specs. The Focus Tracking feature seems to work really well!
I don't use any fancy settings on the camera. I shoot shutter priority. I shot the action shots at 1/125th sec. I let the camera pic the aperture and iso. The key to shooting the action shots is to FOLLOW the car through the shot. I swivel around from right to left and as the car is at the middle I depress the button. You never stop the camera until after the shot is taken. It takes a little bit of practice. The slower the shutter speed, the more blur the background will have, but then the car can get fuzzy if you shoot too slow, like 1/60th. If I shoot at too fast of a shutter speed the background won't have any blur, and you'll lose the sense of motion in the shot, like at 1/500th.
 

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I don't use any fancy settings on the camera.
Interesting. I thought the Focus Tracking was an automatic feature.


I shoot shutter priority. I shot the action shots at 1/125th sec. I let the camera pic the aperture and iso. The key to shooting the action shots is to FOLLOW the car through the shot. I swivel around from right to left and as the car is at the middle I depress the button. You never stop the camera until after the shot is taken. It takes a little bit of practice. The slower the shutter speed, the more blur the background will have, but then the car can get fuzzy if you shoot too slow, like 1/60th. If I shoot at too fast of a shutter speed the background won't have any blur, and you'll lose the sense of motion in the shot, like at 1/500th.
I've always shot in manual mode. Never thought of trying shutter priority. Gonna have to try the next time at the track. Thanks! :thumbup:
 

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There are too many to even comment on a particular one, those are some awesome cars!

Brian
 
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