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Canon Rebel, ISO 200, F/5.6, 1/794 sec.

We took a trip to the Kentucky Speedway this year for the running of the Quaker State 400. This was my second trip to the race.

 

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Canon Rebel, ISO 200, F/5.6, 1/513 sec.

I decided to shoot some HDR of crowd gathered outside the speedway. The three shots were so fast that there was hardly any movement of the people.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 200, F/5.6, 1/800 sec.

This sand sculpture was a tribute to Jeff Gordon, who is racing his last year.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 200, F/5.6, 1/640 sec.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 200, F/5.6, 1/500 sec.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 200, F/5.6, 1/320 sec.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 200, F/5.6, 1/160 sec.

Of course, there are always retired cars on display.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 200, F/5.6, 1/400 sec.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 200, F/5.6, 1/800 sec.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 200, F/6.3, 1/1600 sec.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 200, F/5.6, 1/1600 sec.

There was a great fly-over.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 1600, F/5.6, 1/50 sec.

Being a night race made it difficult to take pictures of the cars when they were in front of me with the equipment I had with me. The ISO on my Rebel only goes to 1600 and the zoom lens I was using only opens to F/5.6 when zoomed. Therefore 1/50 sec. shutter speed was the fastest I could achieve. These cars were traveling at 200 m.p.h. A 1/50 sec. shutter speed would not capture them. I kinda like the way this shot turned out, despite my limitations.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 1600, F/5.6, 1/50 sec.

The race concluded with fireworks. In case you are interested – Kyle Busch won. My son was happy. He’s a Busch fan.

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