Tonys Hot Lap

Tonys Hot Lap

THE PHOTO:
This is Tony having his “hot lap” in the Ariel Atom at the Taupo race track. Tony and I plonked down $250 for 8 laps in this little rocket (made famous by Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson’s cheeks fibrolating in the air pressure while taking one for a drive), followed by 3 hot laps where we were driven by a racing driver. Lets just say this thing is F A S T !.

I’m really happy with this shot for the mere fact that out of the 150+ shots taken, this is one of the few that shows the sensation of speed with the rotation blur of the wheels and the background motion blur (without using Potatoshop).

OTHER:
By the time you are reading this, I will be either in a plane to, or walking around in Hong Kong. I’m there for 6 days buying some new goodies, so this website is on auto pilot. This means that you will be subjected to shots taken from the race track because thats all I have. The plus side is that I will finally appear in a photo on my own website. See you on the 22nd.

POSTPROCESSING:
Crop, Sharpen, Noise Reduction.

[UPDATE:] Well after a minor engine freaking failure (I hate Air NZ) I have made it one piece to HK. I will be monitoring the site for comments during my period away…[/UPDATE]

    EXIF:

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.8
  • Camera: NIKON D70
  • Taken: 13 January, 2006
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
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