During my visit to Japan, I had a few friends who were hooked on the drifting scene so they managed to get me tickets to a drifting event at Ebisu Circuit. It was great being there experiencing Japan's car drifting culture. For the competition, points are awarded to the drivers for style, guts, and technical driving. For the paired races, each driver is given at least one opportunity to lead and the trailing car has to keep up or try to pass the leader. I took a lot of photos on the track and heres one from the day's event. The track was still wet from the morning rain so there's a nice reflection of the car sliding by.
Drfiting...it's so much more fun when you can do it sideways at over 140km/h!
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ocskaymarci (2684) 2006-10-16 0:50
Very nice job!!! You shot your camera in the best moment and you got fantastic deatails! Good colours! Maybe I wouldn't have added a frame, but that's my taste...
CaptainJack (0) 2006-10-16 1:19
Hi Bennett, nicely shot! The tilt, precise timing in mid-drift all come together with your note to capture the key motion involved in this racing sport.
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-10-16 1:25
Awesome shot Bennett;
I love how you captured the motion. You managed to pan perfectly with the car to get it so sharp- very well done.
smarrero (530) 2006-10-16 3:13
excellent shot. The out focus of the background is great. Nice colours and light is a very hard moment. Nice job!
crettaz (2767) 2006-10-16 3:38
Superbe photo !
Très bien prise. On ressent bien la vitesse et le travers de cette voiture. La netteté et les couleurs sont excellentes
Faros (12) 2006-10-16 3:40
You've perfectly managed the out of focus.
tjanze (5674) 2006-10-16 3:46
Great catch.I like blured road and angle of view.Good car sharpness on 1/30 seconds. Regards!
rdiaz80 (319) 2006-10-16 4:43
This is an exciting action shot Bennet! Reminds me of fast and the furious japan. Great skills on panning!
simpatico (805) 2006-10-16 5:44
A professional shot. You are wery god photographer, but you have also a incredibile equipment that can halp your creativity. The photo simple perfect. Hallo Luca
Haymotion (2729) 2006-10-16 5:55
Filé très réussi !!
Impression de vitesse garantie..
Techniquement très fort... et compo avec ce tilt très bien vue
photosushi (382) 2006-10-16 9:36
Panning is hard enough without try to get a machine at 140 kmh !!!
u got the car pin sharp !!!!Great shot !!!!
dolin (15647) 2006-10-16 9:48
Waouhhhh ca c'est du filé, c'est incroyablement bien géré.
En plus, cette voiture noire avec cette bande turcquoise sur ce goudron sombre, ca donne un truc assez fou.
Impressionnante qualité sur ce filé, c'est juste parfait !
EN plus, le tilt et la position de la voiture donnent un dynamsime incroyable !
kittyhawk (1692) 2006-10-18 5:02
Hello again Bennett,
Nice car, I like the way you captured the cars movement. The diagonal shot is very nice, I really like this... TFS.
balatrek (7455) 2006-10-19 17:01
A great photography, I like the intensity of the colors and the effect of movement that you have created, impressive composition and fantastic sweeping, a work of great creativity, congratulations.
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-10-25 13:42
A great panning pic.
Overall car sharpness is great, and 1/30" is a very good choice.
ajfilgud (39) 2006-11-24 5:30
What a clear shot of car in action -- e x c e ll e n t !
Lix (0) 2006-12-07 8:31
Great shot! Very very good!
Well done, thanks!
zeca (19762) 2007-07-12 20:22
I´ve just posted a race car picture and I found this wonderful work of yours! The timing is excellent, with great action on the BG! Lights and colours are also great! Well taken! Congratulations!
mfonda (891) 2007-08-21 19:13
I think, technically speaking, this shot was executed perfectly. The motion blur of the road from panning, and the sharpness and clarity of the car are both very amazing. I think the composition could be better if the car were placed different in the frame, but not much you can do for that on a photo like this. Very nice work, and it looks like a fun thing to shoot as well. Thanks for sharing!
e30mike (312) 2007-08-21 19:33
Awesome shot, I shoot drifting events all the time and this really caught my eye, makes it really look like an art form!
Lika (268) 2008-03-27 9:14
Very nice shot!
Good colors and lights!
Is a very hard moment!
afshinazizi (6) 2008-12-16 12:36
well captured , great Timming with attractive colors.Well done.regards
deud (1920) 2009-06-20 5:48
une image tres reussie!
bonne prise de cette scene!
j'aime la composition, les couleurs et la netette!
tres bien! merci.
jimmyjimmy (28) 2009-08-06 7:04
This has postcard written all over it. The image is fantastic. The POV is what makes this image. Nice work
fromflower (44) 2009-09-12 1:14
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bnilesh (579) 2009-11-05 3:41
Excellent image with motion panning. The car direction is across the panning it may have looked even better otherwise.
lvik (224) 2010-01-19 11:39
bloublou (144) 2010-02-03 14:20
très beau filé, en plus en drift, pas évident.bravo
prentice (62) 2011-01-01 5:58
Great shot! It's nearly possible to feel the power.
aPENture (23) 2011-02-08 14:46
Superb panning! great details on the car. favorite!
- Copyright: Bennett Ho (BHo) (2177)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-00
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikkor 17-55mm F2.8, B+W CPL
- Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cars of races [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-16 0:05
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