Frozen Mud

10 10 2010

This week’s keyword phrase for the students in my DP250 lighting class was “freeze the motion”. I wanted the students to capture an image in which the subject was moving and they had to use a fast shutter speed to stop that motion.

My opportunity to photograph some action happened this past weekend as I attended the co-driving school at Paul Eklund’s Primitive Performance rally driving school. On Sunday October 10th, 2010, (10-10-10 is the now infamous date), I shot the morning session of the SCCA and Oregon Rally Group, Rallycross!

Here are a few images I captured to freeze that action. (Camera settings: Canon EOS 1-D Mark2n. 400 ISO. 1/1250th @ f/4.0. Auto White Balance. Images captured RAW, post processing included: sharpen, saturation, cropping for web, name credit.

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Oregon Rally Group, Rallycross. October, 10, 2010. Hillsboro, OR. Paul Eklund's Primitive Performance Rally School

 

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Oregon Rally Group, Rallycross. October, 10, 2010. Hillsboro, OR. Paul Eklund's Primitive Performance Rally School

 

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Oregon Rally Group, Rallycross. October, 10, 2010. Hillsboro, OR. Paul Eklund's Primitive Performance Rally School

 

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Oregon Rally Group, Rallycross. October, 10, 2010. Hillsboro, OR. Paul Eklund's Primitive Performance Rally School

 

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Oregon Rally Group, Rallycross. October, 10, 2010. Hillsboro, OR. Paul Eklund's Primitive Performance Rally School

 

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Oregon Rally Group, Rallycross. October, 10, 2010. Hillsboro, OR. Paul Eklund's Primitive Performance Rally School

 

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Oregon Rally Group, Rallycross. October, 10, 2010. Hillsboro, OR. Paul Eklund's Primitive Performance Rally School

 

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Oregon Rally Group, Rallycross. October, 10, 2010. Hillsboro, OR. Paul Eklund's Primitive Performance Rally School

 

Jeff Hinds Photography, www.jeffhinds.com

Oregon Rally Group, Rallycross. October, 10, 2010. Hillsboro, OR. Paul Eklund's Primitive Performance Rally School

 

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Oregon Rally Group, Rallycross. October, 10, 2010. Hillsboro, OR. Paul Eklund's Primitive Performance Rally School





Inspired by Rally!

29 09 2010

Now some of you know that I have been following rally and rallycross for almost 2 years now. It all started with an invite to shoot the Oregon Trail events at PIR in March of 2009 when I was fortunate to get to ride around the track with Rally driver, Pat Moro:

After my pre-stage ride with Pat, I returned the next day and went out on the course to shoot the first stages of the day. Here’s a video from my first shooting location:

The weekend ended and I shot some awesome images, including this one which hangs in my office as a 20×30:

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Travis Pastrana, Oregon Trail Rally, 2009

 

That Christmas I was surprised, by Brenda, with a certificate to attend Paul Eklund’s Primitive Performance Rally School in Hillsboro, OR in March 2010. I attended the weekend school with my friend Kevin and of course shot pix and videos when I wasn’t in the car. Needless to say I was hooked!

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Here’s a video of one of my practice runs during the school:

…and a couple photos of me driving and with the car:

So, after rally school in March 2010 I attended most of the local rally events and the Oregon Trail Rally. I’ve met a ton of awesome people and there are future plans for me to rally for many years to come (stay tuned for exciting news on that).

For now, here’s something that I shared a while back with a link on facebook. This video will surely get your blood pumping, and it’s a true taste of what stage rally is all about! Enjoy my rally Inspiration!