I’ve photographed motor-sport on & off for some years for fun, starting with races at Kyalami in the early ’80s but had a long hiatus. Thanks to my friendship with Paul Blackburn of RacePics I’ve started to get back into it. The joy of being in the pits at Zwartkops Raceway, talking to drivers, mechanics, friends & photographing their “wheels” has rekindled my interest.
“Vlam Gat” – Lotus Exige #79 © Harvey Grohmann 2013 All Rights Reserved
Shot details: Nikon D7000 | Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX HSM OS @185mm
ISO-200 | f/4.5 | 1/1250s | EV -0.0 | Hand Held
Post Processing in part with Topaz Labs.
Location: Zwartkops Raceway, Centurion, South Africa.
This is one of those images that is planned, timed and panned-Note that the rear of the car is in shade Whilst with high FPS DSLR’s you could no doubt achieve it by simply holding down the shutter release, I took 3 passes and 3 frames to achieve it, each of the 3 passes with a usable flame and image. I have submitted to Tudortech; the South African Sigma agents for publication in their nationwide in store promotions. Hope you like it as much as I do.
Photographically speaking it is quite challenging to get shots that do NOT need lengthy editing in Post Production so your technique, framing, timing, camera knowledge, lens type(s), image emotion, character and location are critical. This doesn’t come overnight. Look at Paul, Deon and Dirk’s quality images over at RacePics.
Gear I use: Bodies: Nikon D-SLR’s / Lenses: Nikon, Sigma, Tokina, Vivitar
Filters: Hoya UV & Polarizing / Flash: Nikon Speed-lights / Bag: Lowe Pro
Tripods & Heads: Manfrotto / Grips, Triggers, Timers, Batteries etc: BandH
Editing Plug-in: Topaz Labs Noise Reduction, HDR, B&W Conversion & more!
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