Carl Dolan Memorial Spring Classic
Another rainy day at the races. Caught three events -- masters 30+/40+, Cat 3/4 and Pro 1/2/3. 346 images; pushed 70+ to web. Started with ISO 800, then dropped to 400 when light improved. Race shots at 1/1000 second, auto aperture. Rain limited mobility; plastic bag over camera. Wind hit 35-45 mph during last event, cancelled due to lightning. (Tornado reported down the road.) A number of crashes in several races. Not a pretty day, epic. Changed focusing mode to more center-weighted. This improved picture quality for action shots; the lens hunted less to focus. Abandoned event when last race cancelled; tent ripped useless, referee and post-race pavilions flattened.
Mac Pro much faster for post processing. About 5 times faster than MacBook.
I really think your pictures are great and really look forward to seeing your race photos.
I'm also really glad you started a blog because you've given all of us a true insight into what you go through in terms of processing your photos. I'm sure none of us really knew you spend 4-6 hours processing your photos.
Kudos to you for braving the weather conditions during the 30/40 race, which were some of the harshest conditions I've ever raced in.
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