artswag April 30, 2018
I love this photo, i feel like the rocks and dirt and coming right at me. love it great job
johancoetzee_1273 May 03, 2018
I love the individual pieces captured and the background stays a blur
marcbaechtold May 13, 2018
great composition with nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!

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Power Butt

A Porsche 911 GT3 RS giving it gas. And throwing rocks at our face.

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Won Community Choice AwardNovember, 2018
Won People's Choice in Fast Photo ContestSeptember, 2018
Won Contest Finalist in Fast Photo ContestSeptember, 2018
Won Honorable Mention in Action Sports Photo ContestApril, 2018


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Behind The Lens

This photo was taken during the Spa Rally, ont of the 9 rounds of the Belgian Rally Championship. Spa Rally is a really special place in the world of Belgian motorsports. It takes place in the beginning of the year and offers a great show with its woods stages. This one is in the stage called "La Clémentine" taking place on the hills right above the thermal city of Spa (where the name "spa" comes from when talking of a thermal city)
The time of the day this pictures was taken does not really matters since the light was really creepy all the way during the whole day. Dawn looked like dusk, noon looked like dawn, dusk looked like nothing. As a matter of facts, this photo was taken around 2pm.
As I said, the lightning was really poor during the whole day. Thick clouds, rain and mist threw the whole land in creepy shade. Add to that the fact that this picture was taken in the woods, in the dirt, with spray, you come with some really challenging situation to get some light to actually get to the sensor... As I usually work in darker shades, underexposing a bit, it kinda made my day, with this exceptional heavy and thick atmosphere.
The camera I use is nothing new or technically ground breaking. I use a Canon 550D reflex for the body, which gets pretty old, but he is my companion, my friend, he gets me where I want to go and we lived pretty much everything together in my photography life. The lens is a Sigma 70-200, which is quite a good lens, that adds charism to the image. It has that vignetting that might repel some, but it does the thing for me since I like natural soft vignetting in low-keys.
I got behind this really small bump on the trail, nothing that could send cars that high, but I was ideally placed to picture both the long right-hand turn right before, and the bump from the back of the cars. I focused on two aspects for the bump as I was trying to frame the movement and the speed rather than the cars themselves : the projections and the suspensions compressions/release.
I only perform slight post-processing. All I did was to raise the highlights, push the darks a bit, and added a (non-negligible) amount of noise reduction since I use a camera which' sensor does not even give decent results in the high ISO.
In my camera bag
In my bag, I usually have two Canon 550D, a sigma 70-200mm f2.8, a sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4, and a Canon 50mm f1.8 that I barely use.
Try to focus on the aspects of the action, not the action itself. I find it more intimate with the sport, may it be with cars, athletes, or even ballet dancing. In this case, I focused on the stones flying rather than on the car itself. The light approach also push the weather conditions which were already pretty bad. Add atmosphere to the existing one. Take position.

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