19/03/2011

The Racing line


If you haven't already guessed, I cheated slightly to make this shot!  It is in fact a composition of 4 shots of the BMW M3 number 79 during the Total 24 hour race at Spa in 2010.

For much of the race, the car looks imperious and looked like being a perfect follow up to the success at the Nürburgring 24hr earlier in the year... alas last hour gremlins knocked it off top spot.

My initial idea when I took these 4 shots, was to make some kind of animated GIF or similar, for a bit of fun - I took them by simply placing my camera upon a tripod, and taking 4 shots, about half a second apart.

Anyway, I didn't get round to making any kind of animated image, but by elementary photoshop work (trust me, I'm a beginner, as I rarely use it), I was able to merge the images, and thus highlight the line that Dirk Werner was taking up Eau Rouge


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