Karl Hokanson, EPSA  

Mono Indy Image by Karl Hokanson, EPSA

November 2019 - Mono Indy Image

November 2019 - Karl Hokanson, EPSA


About the Image(s)

I have included the initial edited and cropped color image for your information. However my preferred version has been cropped more and converted to mono to emphasize, I believe, more strongly the heat waves and remove some distracting background colors. Shots with heat waves are appearing more in professional racing publications these days (e.g. Racer). for critique/comment.
Road America where I shoot has limited locations for non-credentialed photographers and even less locations to catch heat waves and exhaust flames (of course weather dependen)t. This is at the exit of Turn 7 where flames are rare (flames generally occur at entry into 7 - deceleration zones)
Particulars Nikon D500, lens 70 - 200 2.8, 1/500 sec at f10, Iso 200. 340 mm, 2900 x 1340.
I do want to add that I don't always respond to comments, however I do appreciate all comments and do review them when submitting to exhibitions - unfortunately I doubt this will be submitted - no flames or accidents.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Karl, I like your black and white version of this one. My only suggestion is that there is a little to much foreground for my eye. A tighter version really makes the car and the heat waves stand out. Bruce   Posted: 11/12/2019 20:33:58

Diane Brown   Diane Brown
What Bruce said. Crop right up to the grass. I would like to see the track in front of the car, and maybe a bit of blur to show motion, but understand position limitations.   Posted: 11/13/2019 01:18:25

Gerald Emmerich Jr   Gerald Emmerich Jr
I also like the black and white version, and I agree that the bottom of the image should be cropped off. I think the "heat waves" show good movement, and I like the action coming straight at the camera.   Posted: 11/19/2019 15:07:55

This is a great example where converting the image to black and white adds to the impact of the composition.

I really like all of the "haze" surrounding the race car.

I would also eliminate the foreground and fill the frame with the race car and the track surroundings.

Have you ever entered this? I'd be curious about the results ...   Posted: 11/30/2019 11:37:14
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