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VicDrift Practice – 15 June 2013

Here’s some shots from my first VicDrift event. Lots of throwaways as I like the car in each shot to be sharp (most of the time anyway) and at slower shutter speeds it gets a bit spray and pray. A forgiving part of digital I guess. I’m not worried too much about framing each shot, I do try to place the subject in the general quarter of the frame that I’m wanting but typically I’ll just crop it the way I want after.

Full set is here, a few extra details on some images shown below.

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Canon 5DmkII | Canon 400mm(ƒ/2.8) | ƒ/5 | ISO 50 | 1/125s
I’ve known Jarrod from JRM Photography for awhile now and he had his beast 400mm 2.8 II out there.

 

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Canon 5DmkII | Canon 400mm(ƒ/2.8) | ƒ/10 | ISO 50 | 1/60s
Gave it a crack and I can see why its the mother of motorsport lenses. Would love to try this lens panning from a further distance. Super sharp shots!

 

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Canon 5DmkII | Canon 24-70mm (ƒ/2.8) | ƒ/9 | ISO 50 | 1/60s
Threw on the 24-70 for a bit of a wider view and catch both cars in frame. Could have probably cropped it a bit better now that I look at it.

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Canon 5DmkII | Canon 70-200mm(ƒ/2.8) | ƒ/9 | ISO 50 | 1/30s
Smoke is nicely in frame in this one.

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Canon 5DmkII | Canon 70-200mm(ƒ/2.8) @ 200mm| ƒ/14 | ISO 100 | 1/30s
The whole car is tack sharp in this frame, probably my fave of the day…along with the shot below.

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Canon 5DmkII | Canon 70-200mm(ƒ/2.8) @ 200mm | ƒ/16 | ISO 50 | 1/30s
Lucky shot here with the numberplate clear through the smoke…

Written by Aaron Tan

June 18th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Melbourne Color Run 2012

Melbourne Color Run 2012

Photos: The full set is on flickr and here on facebook, enjoy!

The Melbourne Color Run inaugural event was held this year at Flemington Racecourse. Though I didn’t enter (Sarah did) I tagged along despite not feeling the best this weekend to take some photos (It’s been awhile…)

This event  was a heap of fun actually, considering there was no alcohol (that I saw) around the people were all pretty pumped. Great atmosphere!

The finish festival is where most of the action happened – participants gather around a stage with a DJ (colour packs were constantly thrown out to the dancing crowd) who coordinated (and some times not so coordinated) the people to go spastic with the powder simultaneously – resulting in a pretty spectacular display of colour exploding everywhere.

Melbourne Color Run 2012

I did get into one part of the course where the Blue station was. There were many other colour stations setup but this was the only accessible one, partly due to non-existent security. Volunteers had barrels of the colour, which they loaded into what I’d call huge sauce bottles to squirt those who were running by. This  made for some hilarious photos of people getting shot in the face…

Melbourne Color Run 2012

After I left that area the security guards were out and that would be that, glad I got a few rippers from that area though.

So photo wise, I shot on shutter priority for most of the event. Powder, things shooting out, all fast paced stuff which you’d want to freeze so 1/500th to 1/1500th is what I stuck with. Lots of contrast/levels adjustments to really make the colour pop in this set. It’s all very contrast-y as you can probably tell.

Melbourne Color Run 2012

One thing I didn’t think about was the powder. To be honest I hadn’t done any research into this event and just rocked up for some fun. The powder gets in EVERYTHING. No problem for the environmental shielding of the 5D2 and 24-70/70-200 so I wasn’t really concerned. Just had to be careful when changing lenses if there was a huge cloud of the crap coming my way. Some other photographers there went to pretty great lengths to tape up and bag up their gear though. Also noticed many GoPro’s around too.

The full set is on flickr and on facebook, enjoy!

 

Written by Aaron Tan

November 26th, 2012 at 12:12 am

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ANB Natural Mania Physique Championships – May 2012

My wife has been into the whole body sculpting thing for awhile now and I finally decided to check out a competition, she went earlier in the morning (There to support a competitor) and I decided to head out around lunchtime. Unfortunately only just saw the end of the Men’s comp’s so most of the set is from of the Women categories.

Some very passionate and dedicated individuals at this event and it had a great atmosphere. Congratulations to all the competitors!

Catch the rest of the images here (or on Facebook here – Feel free to tag away)  and as usual hit the Facebook Like button (on the right there) if you like what I do and/or what you see!

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ANB Natural Mania Physique Championships

ANB Natural Mania Physique Championships

ANB Natural Mania Physique Championships

ANB Natural Mania Physique Championships

ANB Natural Mania Physique Championships

ANB Natural Mania Physique Championships

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Photo Insight:

Photo wise its a pretty ‘warm’ stage colour temp wise.  Had to watch those highlights as all the bronze/tan that the competitors had really blew out at times. I rarely strayed away from ISO800 the 70-200 2.8 IS. Worked with an aperture range of about 3.5 to 5 with a decent shutter speed anywhere from 1/250 to 1/400. Good to freeze this stuff  to really show that muscle definition and get that sharpness. Colour temp was brought down a LOT on these shots to make it look a little more natural. Slight adjustments in saturation and vibrance too.

As I was just sitting in the crowd (in the first couple of rows) there’s a few shots with some judges heads in the way – Not much I can do about that, and since these are happy snaps it didn’t bother me that much. There are some tight crops giving some odd sizes that I normally wouldn’t do, but I felt it was important in selected images to isolate the subject.

Day Five

Day Five

Lunchtime today was a little different. Went down to the Albert Park Driving Range and smacked some balls..Needless to say, I am hopeless and am hoping to improve with some hints and tips from my colleague shown mid swing here in this shot.

Written by Aaron Tan

January 5th, 2012 at 11:36 am

Posted in 366 Project,Sports

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