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 Hell for Leather
Hell for Leather

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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Canon
Location: Oulton Park, Cheshire, UK
Date: Aug 30, 2004
Aperture: f13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100s
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2005


Place: 143 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.0588
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.0232
Avg (non-participants): 6.1728
Views since voting: 1319
Views during voting: 487
Votes: 340
Comments: 27
Favorites: 6 (view)

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02/01/2005 07:11:05 AM
A truly awesome shot. I had this pegged for top-20, maybe even top-10. Excellent work. Don't let the score you received discourage you.
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01/31/2005 11:45:07 PM
Classic. Looks like it was shot back in the 60s on b/w. Great composition and tone. 10. One of the best of the best.
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01/31/2005 05:08:56 PM
B&W was a good choice for these "old-style" racers.
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01/30/2005 06:28:54 PM
This is a very good exemple of a pan shot. I lie the B&W treatment. (7)
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01/29/2005 10:11:08 PM
Very well done! The B&W is perfect. It adds to the sense of age in the old race car. The motion blur of the car in the rear contrasted to the good focus in the lead car helps to put the viewer in the driver's seat. My favourite so far.
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01/26/2005 10:46:17 AM
I am old enought to remember when these beautiful machines ruled the F1 circuit, color film had already been invented and was in common usage for a shot like this one
01/25/2005 11:01:00 PM
Very good composition and a great choice for B&W.
Excellent contrast & tone with good use of panning. ((8))
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01/24/2005 11:48:09 PM
excellent shot!
01/23/2005 07:22:12 AM
Great cars, bw gives this an appropriate old school feel, the motion blur also works well.
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01/22/2005 07:31:08 PM
nice enough image, but i find the motion blur and shallow dof a distraction just kidding! this is great, and i'm sure you had a blast shooting it. good luck with the challenge!
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01/21/2005 02:00:11 PM
Nice panning job
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01/20/2005 06:27:45 PM
I love the angle on the cars. It sure beats straight for an image like this. I like the choice of b&w. Wish the other drivers head was in the shot but still a great image.
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01/20/2005 04:08:05 PM
great action shot, great panning, the car at the back adds an extra dimension.
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01/19/2005 10:09:12 PM
Great shot!
01/18/2005 09:18:21 PM
great speed/action shot well done !
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01/18/2005 02:31:39 AM
Great atmosphere in this photo! 9
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01/17/2005 06:27:21 PM
wonderful timing and shot.
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01/17/2005 12:48:19 PM
Nice capture.
01/17/2005 10:55:15 AM
why remove the color ??? this could have been so much more dynamic !
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01/17/2005 09:25:29 AM
love the angle, love the blur. Nice shot
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01/17/2005 02:27:48 AM
Nice nostalgic action shot, I like the movement you captured.
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01/16/2005 09:46:15 PM
Good stop action shot. The racer behind accents the speed of the race. Good choice in B & W. It emphasizes the intensity of the competition.
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01/16/2005 05:20:25 PM
I'm not sure the title suits this photo because I really don't understand it. Great shot and excellent motion blur. <8>
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01/16/2005 11:11:41 AM
This is super cool. I think B&W was a good choice, and I like the angle. My only complaint would be how the helmet of the driver behind is chopped off a little. No big deal though.
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01/16/2005 08:58:11 AM
I just love these machines. Very good work, nice angle, good dof and it really captures speed.
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01/16/2005 08:30:38 AM
This looks like it could have been pulled right out of an old sports magazine, simply wonderful, every element of the photo comes together. The cars, the way the driver is dressed, the competitor in the background, the curve of the corners, the motion blur, the tone, the exposure, perfect. 10!
The only way you can see that this is not really old is the helmets. the one in the background with his fullface helmet and the main subject in the foreground with "Arai" on it. If you'd have used the background driver and his helmet as the main subject it wouldn't have had the same impact.

My feeling says: Cooper?
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01/16/2005 12:32:52 AM

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