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May 10, 2013

Formula Vee 50th Anniversary

The speed of a race car is hard to capture fully.   Photography stops the motion and tends to make the cars look like toy cars on the track even when they are traveling at 100 miles per hour.   If you blink the cars will barrel by and you will miss them.  I wanted to capture a bit of that feeling as well as the old-time feel of the Formula Vee 1960’s car.

I decided to use stop motion slide show to contrast the movement of the man waving the flag with the race cars going by below on the track.    During the race I pressed my camera’s motor drive as the cars passed the finishing line.  My camera often missed the cars below as the motor drive recycled, but the camera was able to fully capture the movement of the man waving the flag.   When I created the slide show I extended the viewing time  of the images with cars or you might not see them at all.

To see the slide show click here or click on the image.

To learn more about Formula Vee racing click here

www.lisahelfert.com

50th Anniversary Celebration of Formula Vee Racing.

50th Anniversary Celebration of Formula Vee Racing. click on image to see more photos

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  1. May 13, 2013 10:30 pm

    Nice! They still look like toys, but you do a great job of conveying how very serious this fun is.

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