FUEL & GAS ALTERED'S

TS3X65MPH

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FUEL & GAS ALTERED'S
« on: November 12, 2012, 11:29:59 AM »
PURE HELL
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 05:11:40 PM »
The lower classes are fun too.
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Steves32

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 09:52:02 AM »
Good friend Phil Lukens
This is an ex AA/FA  I think Phil said "Mighty Mouse"
Runs 7.0 Pro now.









Got to go to work. I have alot of 7.0 stuff that resembled the FA's from long ago.


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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 10:00:58 AM »
PURE HELL
Tha's a Steve Reyes photo shot by me ( a paid grunt) taken at Lions.
I was soooo stupid when I was young. Guaranteed check to shoot event w/ Reyes, gave up all my photo rights in exchange.

TS3X65MPH

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 12:09:29 PM »
PURE HELL
Tha's a Steve Reyes photo shot by me ( a paid grunt) taken at Lions.
I was soooo stupid when I was young. Guaranteed check to shoot event w/ Reyes, gave up all my photo rights in exchange.

STEVE,
   THAT'S ONE OF MY ALL TIME PIC'S ! HOW DOES A SHOT LIKE THAT HAPPEN ? I'AM JUST A POINT & SHOOT GUY. I  HAVE  QUITE  AFEW  OF  STEVE'S WORK  OR YOURS LOL
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 09:15:54 PM »
I shot Lions, OCIR, Irwindale, etc from about 1967 to around 1985 off & on as a pro photographer.
A shot like that takes timing & knowing where to be. That was shot back in film days- either a Nikon or probably an Olympus OM1 or OM2 Back then- we shot w/ 36 frame rolls so getting it right in the camera was all about timing. Now days- it's 8 frames a second & some guys will fire off 50-60 frames on each pass! Who cares when you are shooting digital w/ a 32 gig card. Around that time- we went to 250 bulk loaded film backs & could fire off shots at 3-5 frames a second. I still try & get it right in the camera w/ exposure & composition while others will machine gun shoot & then spend hours in photoshop. I took a break for awhile but am back shooting at Famoso for the last several years.
Back to the shot.
Some guys will spend their whole carreers shooting & never get the money shot. Today, everybody gets the money shot.

Here's a money shot- doesn't really fit this catagory.
This happened on the burnout.
Motor didn't sound quite right to me- I expected something to happen when he hit the pedal. When he did, all hell broke loose. I was the only pro there that day that got the shot. A few others got him crossed up in his own oil but I'll take this one instead. Others are firing off 8 fps, I shot 1 pic, that was it.




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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 10:05:59 PM »
Steve, I completely understand - with the rise of digital cameras, it seems that employers think that anyone can shoot pics.  Not so, especially when there's a need to know what's really happening.  Your story is a perfect example, the other photogs probably didn't realize anything was wrong.

Steves32

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2012, 10:34:11 PM »
The trick is paying attention. Sometimes I take notes. There are several cars that leave wheels up nearly every pass. Yet- some pros still aren't ready when it's been going on all day long!
Still some of us old farts shooting on the K rail.
Many are astounded when they see I'm not firing off 8 fps on every pass. Old habits are hard to break.
I can- this is what I'm shooting with- 2 Nikon D300's w/ MB-d10 grips.



TS3X65MPH

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2012, 10:43:15 PM »
THANKS STEVE FOR INFO &  THE MONEY SHOTS ! 
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Steves32

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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2012, 10:45:25 PM »
Back to cars.















Here's a motor you don't see everyday









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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2012, 11:00:46 PM »


























Money shot























DavyJ

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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2012, 05:52:47 PM »
Steve, thanks for the pics and the insight into what it takes to get the shot.
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2012, 09:09:18 AM »
Great shots & great insight into photography!
Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2013, 06:34:59 PM »
That's a tough act to follow!  Here's a couple shots of my favorite up close...

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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2013, 12:37:28 AM »
That's a tough act to follow!  Here's a couple shots of my favorite up close...
HERE'S ONE FOR YOU RED.
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TS3X65MPH

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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2013, 12:39:26 AM »
AFEW MORE
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