Race Cars

[slideshow] Racing cars come in all shapes and sizes.  This one is my buddy Rich's.  It is fast.  He had it running up to 30-40 mph in bursts of speed.  To shoot the photos in the setting sun and overcast skies I used his Nikon D7000 rig with the 105mm F2.8 Micro.  I pre-focused some of the shots, but the AF is really pretty fast.  I kept the Aperture at F3.3 and let it rip using ISOs anywhere from 1600 to 2200 just because I had to.  Rich did the post processing in Lightroom.

The D7000 is an excellent camera.  It focuses fast and has terrific metering.  The Micro focused far faster than my macro ever would.  It is also amazing.  I could live very well with it if I had too!

Only thing I did not like was the size of the hand grip and the heavy weight.  Small gripes to tell you the truth for what it can do.  My K5 is lighter, and I really don't think it could have focused in the light that I was dealing with here.

Oh well, both excellent pieces of machinery.  The important thing is that it caught some worthwhile memories!