Knockhill circuit...

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Peter McCullough, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Peter McCullough

    Peter McCullough Well-Known Member

    My first attempt this year at 'panning' at Knockhill race circuit using my Canon 5D Mk1 and a basic 28-105mm f/3.5, a little too short length wise.

    I personally enjoy the different bands of colour.

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    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
  2. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    That's excellent dude!
    I tried some panning not so long back... And it is difficult to get it right . Fair play.
    Looks very good :)
     
  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Very nicely done and I love the bands of colour too. I'd probably be tempted to crop a bit off the RH side to move the bike out of the centre of the frame though. What do you think?
     
  4. Peter McCullough

    Peter McCullough Well-Known Member

    Thanks Dan,

    My top tip is to shoot many shots to get a good half dozen or so, think I shot a few hundred during my first attempt, does no harm as you delete the blurry/crap ones etc...

    It's fantastic watching the pro's close to you shooting with the likes of long/fast/expensive lenses, spoke to a lovely/helpful pro chap who had two top notch Canon EOS 1 MkIV bodies and two huge fast f/2.8 lenses. Just a shade under 20k for his kit, wOw!
     
  5. Peter McCullough

    Peter McCullough Well-Known Member

    Yea Pete I agree, it's too much 'in the middle'.
     
  6. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Nice done! What shutter speed did you end up using?

    Love Knockhill - when it's not raining ;)

    At least you can get relatively close there, and the fencing is low enough to shoot over. 300mm is a good lens length for that circuit - you can get some killer shots with a 300.

    That corner at the end of the start/finish straight is nuts - cars flipping onto two wheels etc etc

    I'll try and find a shot...
     
  7. Peter McCullough

    Peter McCullough Well-Known Member

    Pete Askew;

    I've adjusted the bike photo, does that work better?
     
  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I think so yes. Adds a bit more drama I think. What about you?
     
  9. Peter McCullough

    Peter McCullough Well-Known Member

    Yes I agree it seems to work better, the last shot was too much slap/bang in the middle.

    Rule of thirds and all that stuff eh...
     
  10. Garry Lee

    Garry Lee Member

    Great shot!
     
  11. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    Great first attempt, really captured the speed and the spray adds to it alot!
     
  12. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Peter - loving the composition on the reworked version - looks fantastic
     
  13. Ive not been to any of the bike meetings there in ages. Last visit was for the last banger race of the year. Dont think i posted any picks of it tho
     
  14. Peter McCullough

    Peter McCullough Well-Known Member

    Hi Garry,

    Thanks for your kind words.

    Cork is a beautiful place, I've family just outside Blarney, close to a tiny village called Tower. Have you been in Giles Norman's art shop in Kinsale? A lovely guy who's devoted to black & white photography.

    Thanks.
     
  15. Peter McCullough

    Peter McCullough Well-Known Member

    Ok, I've adjusted this original shot so it should show slight improvement;


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    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012
  16. Pete Sykes

    Pete Sykes New Member

    A great shot ......... Real sense of speed.

    Peter
     
  17. Garry Lee

    Garry Lee Member

    Just spotted this now. I've often been in Tower and I've been in Giles' shop. He uses one camera, some kind of Nikon, one lens, a 35-135 zoom, one film and one developer. An example to all of us! I've not spoken to him but his photos are popular presents.
     
  18. Ive been looking at the calendar for the season Peter so will try get thru a few times myself this year
     
  19. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    I see they can run the circuit in reverse now. It should make for some good shots of them leaping down, over the chicane!
     

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