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We just got back from the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis. It was my first NASCAR race and was it great! Our seats were Row 1 right across from Dale Jarrett's (#88) pit. I was waiting for him to pit and actually got several shots on my Canon 10d of his spin/crash. My ears are still ringing 2 days later! I have a question about shutter speeds. I had the 10d set to shutter priority (Tv) and to use a high shutter speed (1/2000) to freeze the action on the track. Before the race, there was a fly-over of Apache helicopters ...

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    Default General 10d shutter speed question

    We just got back from the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis. It was my
    first NASCAR race and was it great! Our seats were Row 1 right across
    from Dale Jarrett's (#88) pit. I was waiting for him to pit and
    actually got several shots on my Canon 10d of his spin/crash. My ears
    are still ringing 2 days later!

    I have a question about shutter speeds. I had the 10d set to shutter
    priority (Tv) and to use a high shutter speed (1/2000) to freeze the
    action on the track. Before the race, there was a fly-over of Apache
    helicopters and the high shutter speed froze the blades--making the
    shots look unrealistic. What shutter speed should I have used to
    freeze the chopper in the shot while still blurring the blade motion?
    I didn't have time to experiment at the track.

    Thanks,
    Dave
    Dave Balcom Guest

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    Default Re: General 10d shutter speed question

    About 1/250 to 1/500


    "Andrew" <andrew611175aol.com> wrote in message
    news:bgojvf$pob$1news-int.gatech.edu...
    > Dave Balcom <balcy24charter.net> wrote:
    > > We just got back from the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis. It was my
    > > first NASCAR race and was it great! Our seats were Row 1 right across
    > > from Dale Jarrett's (#88) pit. I was waiting for him to pit and
    > > actually got several shots on my Canon 10d of his spin/crash. My ears
    > > are still ringing 2 days later!
    >
    > > I have a question about shutter speeds. I had the 10d set to shutter
    > > priority (Tv) and to use a high shutter speed (1/2000) to freeze the
    > > action on the track. Before the race, there was a fly-over of Apache
    > > helicopters and the high shutter speed froze the blades--making the
    > > shots look unrealistic. What shutter speed should I have used to
    > > freeze the chopper in the shot while still blurring the blade motion?
    > > I didn't have time to experiment at the track.
    >
    > I think you'll need to get below 1/640 to get much motion blur
    > of the blades.
    >
    > Andrew

    JW Guest

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    Default Re: General 10d shutter speed question

    On Wed, 06 Aug 2003 04:23:24 GMT, "JW" <blackNOspam.wireandweb.com>
    wrote:

    }About 1/250 to 1/500

    Thanks, I will try that next time...
    Dave Balcom Guest

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    Default Re: General 10d shutter speed question

    Match your shutter speed to your focal lenght, and pan....
    "Dave Balcom" <balcy24charter.net> wrote in message
    news:jqivivkdvb6kfua315e8fi135bgeg98fen4ax.com...
    > We just got back from the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis. It was my
    > first NASCAR race and was it great! Our seats were Row 1 right across
    > from Dale Jarrett's (#88) pit. I was waiting for him to pit and
    > actually got several shots on my Canon 10d of his spin/crash. My ears
    > are still ringing 2 days later!
    >
    > I have a question about shutter speeds. I had the 10d set to shutter
    > priority (Tv) and to use a high shutter speed (1/2000) to freeze the
    > action on the track. Before the race, there was a fly-over of Apache
    > helicopters and the high shutter speed froze the blades--making the
    > shots look unrealistic. What shutter speed should I have used to
    > freeze the chopper in the shot while still blurring the blade motion?
    > I didn't have time to experiment at the track.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Dave

    J Elliott Guest

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