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1998 Indy 500 Pace Car

1998 Indy 500 Pace Car
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Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1374 W: 0 N: 4385] (23784)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-18
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Action, Mood, Portrait
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-19 6:22
Viewed: 863
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
1998 marked the fourth time the Chevrolet Corvette had been selected as the Indy 500 Pace Car. Other than mandatory safety features, the Corvette needed no modifications to meet pace car specifications. Golfing great Greg Norman was scheduled to drive the 1998 pace car, but was forced to withdraw due to recent shoulder surgery. 1963 Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones was selected to fill in for Norman. The 1998 Corvette's color-shifting "radar blue" paint and bright yellow wheels presented some of the most extreme looks for an Indy pace car. The car is powered by the stock 5.7 litre LS1 V-8 engine and features an Active Handling chassis control system. 1,158 limited edition pace car replicas were produced by Chevrolet. The "Z4Z" pace car option package cost $5,039. (From indypacecars.com)

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Hi Eleu,
Sleek lines as they say and you have brought that out very well.The colour of the corvette is rather astounding and matches brilliant with the yellow mags,good camera work there MF.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2013-02-19 8:29]

Hello Eleu :)

He presents himself magnificently this corvette, the colours of the car on the green background and they look in the pretty light perfectly.
I like him very much, the pretty work in the showy realization!

Best wishes...Barbara.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-02-19 9:14]


Ce jantes jaunes quelle vue et captage superbe bolide et ocmpo fantastique vue et captage de cette voiture de sport.
Bravo et amitié


You got a wonderful focus on this amazing car, Eleu!
Light and exposure are fantastic, and details are well handled.
Great job!

Best wishes,

Ciao Eleu, great capture of fantastic car, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ola Eleu
You are a man eho loves machines..now a good cr with good focus and light. I like the diversity of subjects...I am sure I would be very insure to show the beauty of cars
um abraço

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2013-02-19 14:43]

Hello Eleu

Good sharpness on the Chevrolet Corvette & the blue & yellow colors are both eyecatching & complimentary. Looks like you have panned the vehicle too as the bg is slightly blurred. Not easy to do. I might have cropped a little from the right so the car is not so centered but still nice as is. Tfs!

Bom dia Eleu,
This is a time that perpetuates through a beautiful and very well done photograph.
Great composition.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-02-20 12:53]
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Hi Eleu, I can just imagine driving this sleek sports car along coastal route Highway 01,the short trip from San Francisco to Carmel,can you visualize those bends:-)
I could say that panning may have blurred the background subjects more than its blurred here,but I think you were more interested in not so much showing the motion of the car,but more its lines & colour ,which you have done well.TFS

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