Top Fuel Dragster by Nigel Donald

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This was my first trip to the drags in 20yrs so it was a great specticle.
Flames roar from Nitro Methanol as this 500CI 7000HP machine leaps off the start in round one of a qualifying session.
The fastest time for the night was 4.59 seconds with a top speed of 333MPH (536KMH) over a quarter mile (402m).
Canon 40D with f4 70-200 USM IS L lens, f4,1/800,ISO 400,AWB,focal length 200mm, shot in RAW and processed 16bit PNG file


  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 6 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you Kathy

    – Nigel Donald

  • Anibal
    Anibalabout 6 years ago

    Great shot! I hope you wore your earplugs!!! my husband and son eats up this kinda stuff…

  • Thank you Anibal yeah I had ear plugs is a wee bit loud loud even though im a little deaf from working around planes all day.

    – Nigel Donald

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosabout 6 years ago

    So atmospheric and filled with the thrill of seeing these amazing machines in action, nicely captured,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Thanks Rod much appreciated
    cheers Nigel

    – Nigel Donald

  • Larry Varley
    Larry Varleyabout 6 years ago

    This is awesome!

  • Thank you Larry

    – Nigel Donald

  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertiabout 6 years ago

    fabulous capture

  • Thank you Rosina

    – Nigel Donald

  • Paul Lindenberg
    Paul Lindenbergabout 6 years ago

    Hey Nigel, after commenting on one of my images here on RB (y’know, the blurry one :-) This image is nice and sharp.

  • Thank you Paul. Fast motion images require a fast shutter speed at least 1/800 if the level of light allows. For stationary images pic your fstop carefully and your focal point before you compose the shot.

    – Nigel Donald

  • fotosports
    fotosportsabout 6 years ago

    Yeah wicked quick is pretty cool …. excellent shot

  • Thank you Ward I would of hoped for a bit more sun and a bit less shade but those things are beyond my control.
    Cheers Nigel

    – Nigel Donald

  • fotosports
    fotosportsabout 6 years ago

    You can only work with what you have!

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 5 years ago

    Congrats on the sale Nigel!

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