Week 26 of PODcast‘s linky The Alphabet Photography Project and we are at the end again. What to pick for Z this year as I picked Zebra last year! I’ve decided to go for The Alphabet Photography Project Z is for Zoom, having spent the weekend at the Grand Prix with my brother.
Over the last few years I’ve been getting increasingly frustrated with not being able to zoom in on the cars as they race around the track. In actual fact the shutter speeds on my cameras have barely released before the cars have sped away. It got to the stage where I just gave up and relied on my brother to take all the shots with his super-duper DSLR and long lens.
I bought my Canon 70D DSLR earlier this year, and it was going to be my first chance to put it to the test in Sports mode. Now I’ve only got the standard 18-55mm lens, so I really wasn’t expecting much if I’m totally honest. To get the occasional car in the frame would be fab, but I knew I couldn’t get the detail my brother can with his 300mm lens.
I was really pleased with the results. I actually have recognisable cars in shot and in focus. Of course I still can’t zoom in as much as my brother – but that involves saving up some more pennies – maybe next year it will be me getting this shot too. My brother got the minute details, I got the overall story. It’s a start and I’m happy with that. Even happier that my Ferrari’s didn’t lock up once 🙂