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Honda Grand Prix in St. Pete, FL

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Courtland, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Courtland


    Oct 19, 2006
    Tampa Bay, FL
    A few pics I took from the Indy Car race in St. Pete, Florida last Sunday from the grandstands and a gap in the fence near the last turn.

    I only brought the 300mm f/4 and the D200. I really wish I had brought my monopod because trying to pan handheld is pretty hard!

    Brand Recognition at 133MPH (clocked by a racefan with a radar gun in this turn. The Honda Accord Hybrid pace car clocked in at 80mph through this turn during the yellow flags!)

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/800s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    ISO 200

    The Women of Indy Car Racing
    Sarah Fisher

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/18.0    1/200s    ISO 200

    Danica Patrick

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/9.0    1/640s    ISO 200

    Helio Castroneves wins the 2007 Honda Grand Prix

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/16.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/11.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    Drift car demo

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 200

    Safety crew watching the 300z during the drift demo


    B-25 flyby out of Mac Dill AFB

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/11.0    1/400s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 200

    Indy Car camera pod

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/4.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    Tire debris

    View attachment 88990
  2. Very well done, did you have a special pass to get a clear shot or was this a street race. I was at the Miami Homestead race before this one and could not get a clear shot with out a fence being in the way.
  3. Nicely done Courtland. I really like what looks to be bumped-up contrast in these shots - would be overdone on a lot of subjects but looks good here.
  4. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Courtland well done I realy like the first one. I have been a Helio fan since first came on the champ car scene. Have'nt been much of a IRL fan though. But since they have started turning right lately it is getting better. :biggrin:
  5. Nice! Thanks for sharing! :smile:
  6. bradystrib

    bradystrib Guest

    do you have any more of the drift demo pics? I was there with the two maxxis cars (black/orange). I had my d200 with 80-200 but was stuck shooting through two fences!!!
  7. Nice shots. I love the sound these things produce... music to my ears :smile:

    Beautiful B-25 as well... surprised they got her out for the race. Cool to see though...
  8. mcdicky


    Mar 10, 2007
    nice pictures...
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