7May13 Before/After at Fuji Speedway – Ferrari 458

May 7, 2013 in Automotive

SuperGT before-001SuperGT after-001

Here’s another before/after showing off the magic of RAW (unprocessed ‘before’ image) and the power of Lightroom (‘after’ image).  This shot of the TEAM MACH Ferrari 458 (GT300) was taken at 5pm in the pit lane of Fuji Speedway on qualifying day at the Fuji GT 500km SuperGT Race… pit walk had just started for children to visit the paddock area, to visit drivers, pose for photos, and to grab freebies.  This was a 1-second (crowd blur at camera right) exposure at f/22 (starburst), ISO100 at 32mm using a 24-70mm lens on a tripod.  Normally, these camera settings would result in an overexposed image, but I decided to experiment a little with the sweet variable ND filter I had just picked up from Scott Robert Lim.  By stopping down the exposure significantly, I was able to keep the shutter open longer, resulting in the blur effect as people whizzed by the car.  Check out more of my automotive photos at http://facebook.com/BackFromLeaveSpark

31Jan13 – 2013 HKS Premium Day [Part I]

January 31, 2013 in Automotive

[IMG]HKS Premium Day 2013 at Fuji Speedway. January 27, 2013. [also posted on MotorMavens Reader’s Blog]

No question about it, Tokyo Auto Salon was every bit as exciting and massive as you have read about or seen in magazines, newsfeeds, or your frenzied youtube searches… it was a dizzying mixture of eclecticism and unadulterated performance, with a dash of innovation and requisite high speedlight-to-girl ratios. So where do you go when you’re bursting from 3 days of glut and glamour? If you were looking for relief from the bloated 7-course meal that was TAS, then HKS had Read the rest of this entry →

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