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Featured American Endurance Racing - Road Atlanta Feb 2018

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Andy Clement, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Andy Clement

    Andy Clement TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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    Feb 1, 2018
    Road Atlanta is only 25 minutes from the home and I try to make it out there for certain events when I can.

    The American Endurance Racing (AER) event it's neccessarly open to spectators but pretty much anyone can show up and watch the racing. From experience at past events, I did know that there are certain areas that are off limits unless you have credentials. Being a private event, I emailed AER asking for access and within a few days I recieved an email from the organization president along with a signed letter asking Road Atlanta to give me access to the paddock and the other areas that are normally off-limits.

    This was first real outing with the A7II and it performed beautifully. The only real issue I has was when attempting to use the LCD to compose some shots and the camera was switching to the viewfinder instead. I have read that it's a bit sensitive and that there is a fix/hack for this.

    Most of the photos were taken with three different adapted lenses on the A7II - A Minolta MD Mount 50mm f1.7, a Nikon Series E 50mm f1.8 and a JCPenny 135mm f2.8 Canon FD Mount. Saturday was a bit wet so I did use my Olympus E-M1 with the 12-40 Pro for some of the shots.

    The entire set can be found here: American Endurance Racing - Road Atlanta - Feb 2018

    A few of my favorites are below.

    38496389510_c479078878_h. 512 Ferrari by Andy Clement, on Flickr

    40261517722_d9eefc1549_h. RED LINE by Andy Clement, on Flickr

    26435000658_9c62f3035a_h. Blue By You Racing by Andy Clement, on Flickr

    40274187242_b6a0ef509d_h. American Endurance Racing at Road Atlanta by Andy Clement, on Flickr

    40366366001_3f350625fa_h. DSC00264-Edit by Andy Clement, on Flickr

    25494562537_f8f650a193_h. DSC00394-Edit by Andy Clement, on Flickr

    40322265912_b4719783d0_h. DSC00785-Edit by Andy Clement, on Flickr

    26497047038_88c79304c6_h. DSC00878-Edit by Andy Clement, on Flickr

    25496368897_30e6381efc_h. DSC01076 by Andy Clement, on Flickr

    38558585950_ea327aca69_h. DSC01108 by Andy Clement, on Flickr
     
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Those are some of the best car shots I’ve seen here Andy. Well done!
     
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  3. Andy Clement

    Andy Clement TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

    72
    Feb 1, 2018
    Thank you!
     
  4. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    Guess I'll have to step up my game now once again.
    Nice work Andy!
    Wish I was only 25 min from a race track.
     
  5. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Wonderfully composed shots. Iconic road course....used to love watching the taped road races of superbikes and sportscars there.
    Fantastic cars.
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Impressive rides and action shots
     
  7. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    I have a feeling this will be on the front page here soon.

    :bravo-009:
     
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  8. Andy Clement

    Andy Clement TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

    72
    Feb 1, 2018
    The location definitely makes it easy for me. Thank you!

    Thank you. I would love to shoot the superbikes. I think I'd have to up my panning skills.

    Thank you!
     
  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Now why didn’t I think of that? :rolleyes-20:
     
  10. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    That's gotta be a record of some sort. Less than 10 posts and already got himself a Featured thread.:bravo-009::bowdown:
     
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  11. Andy Clement

    Andy Clement TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

    72
    Feb 1, 2018
    It's like making Explore on Flickr but only better! Thanks!
     
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  12. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    I think the thing about this thread Andy, is that you've managed to show us good pictures made with what a lot of people here would consider very 'pedestrian' lenses, if you know what I mean. I'm all for that as I don't have a large budget for lenses, but I do have some 'pedestrian' ones so maybe there's hope for me yet.
     
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  13. mnhoj

    mnhoj TalkEmount Veteran

    230
    Aug 19, 2013
    An excellent assortment of images.
    All wonderfully done.
     
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