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05-27-2009, 04:23 PM #1
A few (20) from Indy...
I went to the Indy 500 this weekend and decided to bring the camera. I had never been before so this was a whole new experience and I wasn't planning anything in terms of the shots. A lot of photos turned out better than I had expected, and some are just included because they tell the story.
There are probably too many here, but I would love to get some feedback or at least cut down the number. If they need to be in a different order, I would love to get input on that as well.
I only stayed for half of the race, so my photos kind of cut off in the middle of it.
So here are some pregame shots to start out the set...
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05-27-2009, 04:23 PM #2
05-27-2009, 04:25 PM #3
05-27-2009, 05:11 PM #4Registered User
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Nice pics. Unfortunately i didn't see any Snake Pit pics, which means you got to go back next year to get the full experience.
05-27-2009, 06:57 PM #5
Good stuff ... digging the black and white, and you gotta love the pregame for boobs.
05-27-2009, 07:51 PM #6
I really like the B&W for all the people/pregame shots... And for a jong question, how are you doing the black and white conversion?My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.
05-27-2009, 11:38 PM #7
05-28-2009, 07:58 AM #8
Dude, hell yes! That's my hometown. Don't live there anymore, but the 500 was a part of growing up. I've only been to a few races, but I remember them getting increasingly more fun as high school rolled around. Good opportunities for over drinking, over eating, and rocking wife beaters with a mullet. True American fashion.
Did you camp out? That's the only way to get the true white trash experience. Definitely some A gamers out there.
I like the pics a lot. Reminds me of old times. No specific critiques here, but I think the mood was caught in a very interesting manner. Nice work
05-28-2009, 09:05 AM #9
Some great shots in there. I really need to learn how to tweak bw photos like that. I recently went to Talladega and took a ton of photos as well. Wish I would have seen this before I went as you gave me a ton of good ideas for photos. You have a great eye.
As always, thanks for sharing and I'll get around to posting mine.
05-28-2009, 09:05 AM #10
Nice shots as always.
I'm digging these two:
05-28-2009, 09:31 AM #11
Great shots single. As usual you captured something beyond the obvious. I don't know if it was intentional or not, but you seemed to capture a lot of hanging out, wait, drinking etc... sort on an interesting twist from what you expect to see from racing photos. Even the pit crew pictures seemed to have members just hanging.
05-31-2009, 09:06 PM #12
Thanks! For the black and white conversions, it is basically a matter of cross processing in photoshop, or other curves adjustments depending on the images, then a conversion to black and white. I like to mess around with the black and white sliders. At that point I might cross process it another time, and convert to black and white again. The images tend to end up quite dark, so there is usually a lot of shadows to remove from peoples faces so I usually lasso and feather them, then do some levels adjusting. Kind of confusing, but the results usually end up pretty nice. If there is enough interest, I could probably find the time to make a tutorial on it.
I didnt camp, which I was pretty bummed about. I wanted to hang on crawfordsville road all night to see that scene, but I was with some locals who gave me the tour of the countryside. Actually, that was pretty awesome and I shot a lot of slide film that is waiting to be picked up right now.
I really want to go back to indy, but I would like to get a hot pass for the pits so I can get some really great shots during the race.
Nash, get those shots up!
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05-31-2009, 11:20 PM #13
06-01-2009, 09:28 AM #14Registered User
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06-01-2009, 04:17 PM #16
Best of the bunch IMHO:
I do wonder at the choice of B&W. These cars and surroundings are so colorful and are identified mainly by them - were you making a statement by equalizing them all?
06-03-2009, 12:10 PM #17