This time, I got to shoot cars. The image was created with 25+ images taken at 135mm f/2.0. The car was parked at an angle but I love this shot so much.
So, I used to talk smack on digital techniques that emulate film or film techniques. However, since my bank account doesn't quite allow me to purchase a large format camera, I gave in and played around with the infamous Brenizer method.
Below is the full resolution image, after cropping. 11272x9018 = 101.65 -> 102 megapixels. Ultimately, the image should show some of the qualities of a large format camera wide angle shot fairly wide open.
This is one of my first successful images using this method. I'm never patient enough to do panoramas but finally I sucked it up and took my time and am happy with the result. Go out and give it a shot some time and see what you come up with!
Before I knew it, the yearly grand prix in Long Beach California was just days away. 85 dollars later I had my weekend tickets. Yet another year behind the fences. However, I do have to say, being stuck behind the fences in the general population keeps your creativity flowing. Sure, all the lucky guys who get to shoot through the holes in the fence get the great shots, but they have it easy. Stacking filters, shooting wide open to lose the fence; longer pans than the "pros"; anything to stand out. It's always a challenge, and always fun. I don't get anywhere near filling my card each year, I just get a hundred or so photos each day just for fun, then I focus on not going deaf and getting high off the sweet smell of some high octane race fuel. Why let the experience to go waste? I see kids switching settings and staring through a viewfinder or checking their stupid Instagram the whole day when they could be enjoying the rush of the exhaust notes beating your heart for you. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photoset. Obviously as you'll notice, I am fan of the IMSA and GTLM cars artistically. Indy is more fun to watch with the eyes and ears. Enjoy, and thank you for the love and support!