Tonys Hot Lap

Tonys Hot Lap

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).

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.

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]


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

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