Sunday, August 19, 2007

Lawn Mower Racing

The Fulton County Fair again featured Lawn Mower Racing as the Friday night headline attraction.

Some of these little tractors really fly. I have heard that some are capable of 70-80 mph although on this short track I don’t believe any approached these speeds.

I captured this shot set on a 1/50th shutter speed along with having the autofocus set on servo to give the background a pleasing amount of motion blur while maintaining subject sharpness.

Click the label: Racing, to view this same event shot last year


Anonymous said...

Hey it took me a couple of days to figure out you moved! Duh! Ok now that I found you I am happy again.

Great photo...Love the panning you captured that well. I saw a deal on CBS Sunday Morning this AM that some guy set a lawnmower speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats recently. 80mph. I can imagine riding a mower at that kind of speed.

Take care!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

They better hold on tight!

lv2scpbk said...

Looks like fun. I like the demolition derbys.

Shionge said...

Hiya....swing by from Chad's and I can see your link of Abraham's blog of which I am a big fan :D

I am not a good photography but enjoyed looking at different perspective from your lens :)

photowannabe said...

What fun Salty. I love the fun races that happen at fairs. Nice stop action shot.

Anonymous said...

Hay Salty,

It's me from the picture! My kids were googling pictures of mower races and they got a suprise. We never expected to see any one from our races! We are racing again tomorrow evening June 28th at 5:00 P.M. As far as I know it will be open and free to the public. There is also a 4-H horse show in the morning and afternoon. Both are at the fairgrounds in McConnellsburg