Formula One Generation (Pooh Sticks)

The F1 fever is back in town and I took the opportunity last Friday to join the Alphadslr group for an outing, organised by the people at Sony. My first time shooting an F1 event, so just brought along a couple of old Minolta lenses including the rare and much touted 28-135mm f4-4.5 a.k.a. The Secret Handshake, that I acquired recently. Ended up using the 70-210mm f4 more due to its longer reach.

Met the familiar faces of Alphadslr early around 12pm at Chevron House’s Mos Burger, and got to know a few more who were friendly and entertaining.  We made our way to DXO, the venue for Sony’s carnival, only around 3pm but a few like yours truly, got sidetracked and ended up along the barrier shooting the passing cars instead of entering DXO. So much for the free food and drinks.

Shooting speeding cars entails more on panning and I got my share of practice that day. Too much that it grew monotonous after a while and I decided to leave earlier than expected, especially since Katy Perry wasn’t performing as a sideline event that night. The Australian act, Strange Fruit, was entertaining enough though for me to hang around at the Padang before making my way to the exit.

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~ by blackcadillac73 on September 27, 2009.

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