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Always have to post the thanks to you, Scott. Excellent work again, but I’m still waiting for the one in a million Pedrosa shot. I haven’t seen it yet, not from any photographer, so I’m hoping you’ll be the one to get it! :-)
Shooting over lots of bitumen there?…Heat haze effect on the photos ?
Heat haze was a feature of the video coverage, too. High track temps + a Tilke circuit with lots of paved runoff = unavoidable really.
Yes, makes it difficult.
I shot the Suzuka 8 Hour Motor Cycle Race way back in 1990. So hot and humid. Many of my shots were soft due to heat haze over a long distance. No bitumen run-off areas there, but, the heat just screwed up a lot.
Got the way you couldn’t touch the lens. I ended up putting a towel over my 800mm lens .
Sadly they tend to hold motorcycle races in just the light I’d otherwise not even get the cameras out. I much prefer overcast days to soften the light and reduce the heat haze. When there’s some cloud cover, the photos are crisp and clear, the autofocus works much better, and I don’t look like a lobster in the afternoon.
Thanks for the comments, everyone!
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