Thursday, June 11, 2009

SUPERSTOCK RACE , SHOOTING SHADOWS, ISLE OF MAN TT

Chasing the light

Avoiding the sun

A little lift

Wall of light



Or how to capture sport images when the light is fading!


Well it's all been happening here. Or not actually. The Sidecar B race got underway but was canceled due to a sidecar catching fire. Really. So now abandoned. Grabbed a few images from last night's Superstock Race. As it was rescheduled from day to evening gives me a photo tips opportunity. Who's game?

As you can see by the above images all shot on the wide angled lens without zoom on. I'm that close. Reason for choosing this lens was the light. Fading fast, but the sun was still fierce in just about the wrong place. Two options. Either a bigger lens with a hood attached to the end(looks like those things you see on dogs around there neck when they have an operation and can't scratch the wound) or wide lens. Went with the wide, no hood for one reason, to retain the light to capture those shadows. One thing you do have to do if you do evening sport photography is keep changing the setting to compensate for the fading light. By that I mean the ISO, shutter speeds, metering. Had to do this every couple of minutes otherwise the images would have been to dark as the night went on. Easy huh!




Not over yet!



28 comments:

marley said...

Looks like the orange one was heading right for you! great action photos, but what else would I expect?!

Duck? I didn't expect.

laxeylass said...

Three very different days worth of photos. You know the tech stuff is lost all thumbs with a camera. Shame about the sidecars. Keep up the good work.

Pj said...

I waited an hour for not one person to tell me the race off! Great blog, great pics. Cheers.

Babooshka said...

Pj - I waited for nearly 2 and no one told us either. Can't tell you how mad I was too. Soon be Friday.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm still slow with changing the ISO and shutter speed on my camera so I admire your skill. I'm afraid I still get flustered when there's speed involved. LOL

This event looks like fun to watch. The shots are fabulous!

Abe Lincoln said...

The photographs are nice and it looks like you got them spot on.

See: Our Flower Pot.

Jacob said...

These guys are all nuts! Fun to watch though.

Cloudia said...

"sidecar catching fire"
Oh my!
Bring on the Quack!!
Aloha from (quiet) Honolulu

Gaelyn said...

Seems like there's been a lot of cancelling and rescheduling. What a drag for everyone. Great shots even under the conditions. Quack!

magiceye said...

fantastic captures!!!

thank you for the tips!

Olivier said...

de belles photos, j'aime bien les photos avec les motos et leurs ombres
nice photographs, I like photographs well with motorbikes and their shades

Unseen Rajasthan said...

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Dina said...

It all looks very exciting.
Have fun!

Small City Scenes said...

Good shots and thanks for the lesson. I appreciate it. Too bad about the sidecar fire.

I am looking for a duck tomorrow. MB

Chuck Pefley said...

Can't imagine having lift on a corner! Now that's scary!!

Lovely series ...

The actual sidecar caught fire? Was it occupied? The sidecar, I mean?

Pam said...

Sidecar no disappointing but these are great.

Pam said...

Sidecar no disappointing but these are great.

Babooshka said...

Laptop problems and blogger issues.

Frans54 said...

I came to see if there already was a new Skywatch Friday picture, but was pleasantly supprised by your beautiful series on The Isle of Man TT.

Jon said...

What is skywatch? Fantastic week of photos.

Bim said...

I love these shots! They all look like toy superheros. I love yellow-and-red man in front of yellow-and-red petrol station under dramatic clouds. I gladly accept the weather swap...neither the bikers nor you would have had any fun with wind and rain :)

Anonymous said...

Interesting contrast to the usual TT Images. Novel approach pays dividends.

Babooshka said...

Anon I do try a put a different slant on the images.

Bergson said...

La roue arrière semble ne pas toucher le bitume

Mojo said...

I just got gradient ND filters for my two main lenses for situations just like this, but even with those you have to keep adjusting exposure to get anything usable. Nice handling of some tricky conditions!

George said...

Thanks for the explanation of how you got such good photos in the evening light. I need to remember your lessons.

Snapshutter said...

This motorcycle racing has become quite popular with you. So when can we expect a photo of you on one?

tapirgal said...

Oh, boy, I love these!!! I used to love to watch and photograph roadracing. It's been a long time. Of course we always heard about the Isle of Man TT. Maybe someday! Does the 2-stroke oil still have that exciting smell, or are they all bigger bikes now?

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