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Victor Archer
02-11-2006, 09:49 PM
OK, So if it's supposed to be impossible then I'll give it a try.

Camera: Canon 20D
Lens: 500mm f4
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec.

Hand held, no pod.

Alien: Possibly
Insane: Most likely

http://www.pbase.com/image/55959173/original.jpg

RandyGoss75
02-12-2006, 10:45 AM
Holy @#$& !!

Another smoker Victor! RG :thumbsup:

deepsky
02-12-2006, 11:25 AM
Sweet shot! You the man.

Victor Archer
02-12-2006, 12:15 PM
Here's one more for you. The shutter speed is not quite as slow as the first (1/125 sec.) The detail that the 500 f4 captures is amazing.

http://www.pbase.com/image/55994948/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/marauder61/nhra_2006_winternationals

RandyGoss75
02-12-2006, 12:58 PM
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!

Eric
02-12-2006, 01:52 PM
Wow! :eek:

T. Adams
02-12-2006, 03:22 PM
Wow, you are killing me. I can't swing the 500, but I'm seriously looking at the 300 2.8 IS.

How far down track were you sitting? Just don't smack anybody in the head with that 500!! :D

Peashooter
02-12-2006, 04:43 PM
Got any grenading engines? I love the ballistic straps. And to think that the driver used to straddle the transmission. (Do they still in Funny Cars?) That's a higher octave!

T. Adams
02-12-2006, 05:13 PM
Got any grenading engines? I love the ballistic straps. And to think that the driver used to straddle the transmission. (Do they still in Funny Cars?) That's a higher octave!

Do they still have Funny Cars?? You can't be serious. Ever heard of John Force?
Not up to Victor's standards but here is Funny Car from Indy 2004.
http://www.timadamsphotography.com/3365%20Indy.jpg

Peashooter
02-12-2006, 05:52 PM
Do they still have Funny Cars?? You can't be serious. Ever heard of John Force?
Not up to Victor's standards but here is Funny Car from Indy 2004.


I know they got'em, just wondered if the driver straddles the transmission, or sits off to the side. BTW, nothin' wrong with your photo! Awesome pan, no paralax.

T. Adams
02-12-2006, 06:01 PM
They sit with the bomb between there legs. :D
http://www.timadamsphotography.com/3227%20Indy.jpg

Victor Archer
02-12-2006, 06:10 PM
Ever heard of John Force?

John Who?

http://www.pbase.com/image/56016088/original.jpg

On this pass he ran 4.66 sec., the quickest ever in a Funny Car!

T. Adams
02-12-2006, 06:27 PM
That was something. I was watching it on ESPN2 HD. I guess if you can't be there, watching it in HD is the next best thing.

Hey it's 25 degrees here, wanna race?

Stevo
02-12-2006, 08:56 PM
So, Victor, did you get to wear one of those fancy blue vests?

BTW, SWEET Shots. Sure wish there was something other than tractors moving around here to point my camera at.

Victor Archer
02-12-2006, 09:09 PM
So, Victor, did you get to wear one of those fancy blue vests?

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! :rolleyes:

Nope, I was up in the the stands with my boy. I'm workin on some of his shots right now. :thumbsup:

W J Pearce
02-13-2006, 01:08 PM
Geez! You just keep pushing that envelope. I'm in suspended amazement. I'm not going to break your arm any more because I want to see what you'll do next. I think the bit of camera shake adds to the feeling of power from the photo. The whole gallery is amazing.

I highly recommend everyone to go to Victor's galleries (click the link in his post) and spend the next hour or so having a look.

Unregistered
02-23-2006, 06:40 PM
There is no transmission in funny cars any more really. They are high gear only, with only a very small reverser box mounted to the bell housing. The driver's butt is right behind it, but there is still a short coupler shaft running straight under him.

AAFO_WSagar
02-25-2006, 11:12 PM
Victor, I'm getting red x's instead of your embedded pbase images?? WTF??

:dunno:

W J Pearce
02-25-2006, 11:15 PM
A friend of mine has a few front engine dragsters. The differential is right between your legs and your legs bend right over the axles. One of the cars has "Ye Ole' Nut Plate" painted on the 1/2" thick plate that is the only thing between the diff and your "kids".

W J Pearce
02-25-2006, 11:16 PM
Victor, I'm getting red x's instead of your embedded pbase images?? WTF??

:dunno:

Dude don't knock it. Those Xs were captured a 1/4 second handheld!

Victor Archer
02-25-2006, 11:18 PM
Victor, I'm getting red x's instead of your embedded pbase images?? WTF??

:dunno:

Must be sumthin to do with pbase. I just noticed it on a bunch of my posts and I haven't moved anything in my galleries???????? :1zhelp:

Victor Archer
02-26-2006, 10:13 AM
Must be sumthin to do with pbase. I just noticed it on a bunch of my posts and I haven't moved anything in my galleries???????? :1zhelp:
Well there back. I think Pbase runs updates late at night....
but just in case:

AAFO_WSagar
02-26-2006, 10:24 AM
That'sa nicea... If I had any brains, I'd have set up something like pbase years ago...

I've got a huge amount of server space and bandwidth that go unused (but paid for) each month...

Once I get settled in, I think Cobra has a way to integrate a neat gallery feature.. I'll have to pick his brain..