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Yesterday was race one of the 2010 Townsville 400 and Jamie Whincup once again finished first. I took the opportunity to set the 5D MkII (with 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM) down to shoot a quick demo 1080 24p HD video of the first lap from turn one while I was shooting with the long lens. Here’s a quick look – feel free to click here to watch in 720p or in the full 1080p res!
As a fan of F1 I have been chasing a great app for my iPhone which has current F1 news, season standings, practice/qualifying/race results etc. I installed the F1 2010 app recently (AUS$3.99 in the iTunes app store [link]) and have found it to be VERY useful. Combined with the free official F1.com live timing app [link] (great to use while watching races!) I think I’ve now got all bases covered.
The biggest downfall of F1 2010 is the fact that it doesn’t (and can’t) include actual live timing. This information is controlled by the FIA and that’s where the free official F1.com app comes in handy. However the combination of HEAPS of season and career data, historical data, current news (which seems to be mostly sourced from crash.net) AND great push notifications make it a great buy! You can even opt to get live top 10 positions pushed to you as free live alerts during the race. Awesome if you can’t watch the race live.
Here are a bunch of screen grabs from the app on my iPhone
Once again, The Boston Globe’s “The Big Picture” have put together a fantastic set of 40 pics from this years Tour de France. A great combination of action, scenery, jubilation and disappointment. Click the pic below to head to the website to see all 40 images.
Took a couple of minutes out of shooting yesterday to give you a look at the view from a few photo positions around the Townsville 400 track. Thank god for earplugs (when I remember to put them in!)
Well, racing has just finished as I type this – what a great event. My personal congratulations to those involved in bringing the race to my home town. Around 170,000 people attended the event over the three days and I haven’t heard a single complaint (apart from us photographers in the media centre ). Hopefully next year the organisers will take advice from the official V8 Supercar snappers and organise better photo positions and position the media centre in the infield and not the outfield. However, we were supplied with plenty of refreshments and no shortage of help so for that I am really grateful!
Here’s a small selection of my snaps from today [click pics to enlarge]