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Newcastle Hillclimb
 
Every year in King Edward Park on Newcastle's foreshore, the MG Car Club hosts a hillclimb event. This year was the 57th, and the 4th I've managed to actually get to. Here's a couple of photos.

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The full set is here.

11-Oct-2014 09:41
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Hey mate, one thing to think about is getting your shutter speed down a bit. I shot most of my motorsport (back in the day, ie last year Icon_smile at 1/125th or slower to really get that background blur/wheel movement up.

Or 1/60th with the 400 Icon_smile

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11-Oct-2014 10:49
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Yep,. I was aware of that issue, but I'm not that great at panning. I was already struggling to keep the cars themselves in focus.

11-Oct-2014 11:03
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Fair enough then Icon_smile

11-Oct-2014 11:19
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RE: Newcastle Hillclimb
 
Looking good Adam.

Mic, how much of the time did you use a monopod when you were shooting motor sports on a regular basis?

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11-Oct-2014 11:49
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RE: Newcastle Hillclimb
 
(11-Oct-2014 11:49)Ralphbro wrote:  Mic, how much of the time did you use a monopod when you were shooting motor sports on a regular basis?

People do that?

11-Oct-2014 12:37
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RE: Newcastle Hillclimb
 
interesting variety of cars, most i don't even recognize Icon_cool

11-Oct-2014 13:34
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(11-Oct-2014 11:49)Ralphbro wrote:  Mic, how much of the time did you use a monopod when you were shooting motor sports on a regular basis?
It lived on the 400, totally. Even the 500 was pretty difficult handheld.

Not really with the 70-200.

11-Oct-2014 19:57
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(11-Oct-2014 13:34)FJ Love wrote:  interesting variety of cars, most i don't even recognize

That's why I added the descriptions Icon_smile
It is interesting - it's a fairly major event so they get all kinds of people from all over, driving all sorts of cars.

(11-Oct-2014 19:57)juice wrote:  It lived on the 400, totally. Even the 500 was pretty difficult handheld.

Not really with the 70-200.

I've had a monopod for years and used it only once or twice. It kinda seemed like all the lack of flexibility of a tripod, without the stability. Icon_rolleyes

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(11-Oct-2014 23:34)AdamC wrote:  I've had a monopod for years and used it only once or twice. It kinda seemed like all the lack of flexibility of a tripod, without the stability. Icon_rolleyes
Nah, it's the best of all worlds - easy to get around with, but MASSIVE stability improvements.

11-Oct-2014 23:56
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(11-Oct-2014 23:34)AdamC wrote:  I've had a monopod for years and used it only once or twice. It kinda seemed like all the lack of flexibility of a tripod, without the stability. Icon_rolleyes

a monopod is only as good as the ballhead mounted on top of it, without a ballhead a monopod is useless Icon_wink

12-Oct-2014 02:28
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(12-Oct-2014 02:28)FJ Love wrote:  a monopod is only as good as the ballhead mounted on top of it, without a ballhead a monopod is useless Icon_wink
Not even close to true Icon_smile

12-Oct-2014 02:51
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(12-Oct-2014 02:51)juice wrote:  Not even close to true Icon_smile

to each his own, for sports i found a stiff stick useless to me Icon_wink

12-Oct-2014 03:14
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(11-Oct-2014 23:56)juice wrote:  
(11-Oct-2014 23:34)AdamC wrote:  I've had a monopod for years and used it only once or twice. It kinda seemed like all the lack of flexibility of a tripod, without the stability. Icon_rolleyes
Nah, it's the best of all worlds - easy to get around with, but MASSIVE stability improvements.

Hm, maybe I should go find it and give it another go.

12-Oct-2014 06:09
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RE: Newcastle Hillclimb
 
(12-Oct-2014 02:28)FJ Love wrote:  
(11-Oct-2014 23:34)AdamC wrote:  I've had a monopod for years and used it only once or twice. It kinda seemed like all the lack of flexibility of a tripod, without the stability. Icon_rolleyes

a monopod is only as good as the ballhead mounted on top of it, without a ballhead a monopod is useless Icon_wink

Something tells me I'm being trolled ;-)

12-Oct-2014 06:11
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(12-Oct-2014 06:11)AdamC wrote:  Something tells me I'm being trolled ;-)
He's from Canadia, that one

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(12-Oct-2014 06:12)juice wrote:  He's from Canadia, that one

May explain it.

12-Oct-2014 08:24
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RE: Newcastle Hillclimb
 
(12-Oct-2014 03:14)FJ Love wrote:  i found a stiff stick useless to me

Oh my, you poor boyIcon_lol

Mankins are lumps of cold, dead plastic. But that doesn't mean they don't turn me on.
With friends like these, who needs mankins? I do, that's who.
I love pinging my junk with a rubber band. Dr Snip taught me how.
I lead an underworld cult of mankin people.
WTFWJD?

12-Oct-2014 09:00
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RE: Newcastle Hillclimb
 
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RE: Newcastle Hillclimb
 
(12-Oct-2014 09:00)Ralphbro wrote:  Oh my, you poor boyIcon_lol

bastard Icon_lol

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This is just speculation, but maybe we're having a positive effect on Ralph?

12-Oct-2014 22:54
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RE: Newcastle Hillclimb
 
FU CaseIcon_lol

Mankins are lumps of cold, dead plastic. But that doesn't mean they don't turn me on.
With friends like these, who needs mankins? I do, that's who.
I love pinging my junk with a rubber band. Dr Snip taught me how.
I lead an underworld cult of mankin people.
WTFWJD?

12-Oct-2014 23:03
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RE: Newcastle Hillclimb
 
(12-Oct-2014 06:11)AdamC wrote:  Something tells me I'm being trolled ;-)

Here's mine, i found it way more practical to use with the ball head, the ball head is only snug so you can readily change angles as objects change planes Icon_wink

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(12-Oct-2014 22:54)Case wrote:  This is just speculation, but maybe we're having a positive effect on Ralph?
#olddogsnewtricks #seemsunlikely

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