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A Tight Fit

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 28 May 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

A typical open-wheeler has a minimal cockpit sufficient only to enclose the driver's body, with the head exposed to the air. In modern cars the engine is often located directly behind the driver, and drives the rear wheels. Depending on the rules of the class, many types of open-wheelers have wings at the front and rear of the vehicle, as well as a very low and virtually flat undertray that helps achieve additional aerodynamic downforce pushing the car onto the road.

PENTAX K200D 1/180 second F/3.5 ISO 100 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice shot

28 May 2012 6:44am

@Doug: Thank you very much Doug! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellente image, les couleurs sont superbes, j'aime beaucoup ce cadrage serré!

28 May 2012 7:46am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

buen detalle del protector de la cabeza
una serie magnifica Eric, saludos!!

28 May 2012 7:49am

@Isidro: Muchas gracias Isidro! Estoy muy contento de que están disfrutando de la serie! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Ecellent detail!

28 May 2012 7:54am

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

another great capture 5****

28 May 2012 8:05am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are very kind indeed! ;-)

Nick from Issaquah, United States

Really nice detail and variety of textures!

28 May 2012 8:21am

@Nick: Thank you very much Nick! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great closeup.. lovely details

28 May 2012 8:57am

@Sarito: Thank you very much Sarito! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful composition, Eric - these soft lines suggest more a work of pure design rather than speed.

28 May 2012 11:05am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! The fine design come in fitting the driver into the vehicle! ;-)

Olivier Rault from Bayeux, France

Fabulous shot, i love it !

28 May 2012 11:27am

@Olivier Rault: Thank you very much Olivier! ;-)

tataray from france, France

fait pour le régime !...)
Excellent .

28 May 2012 1:28pm

@tataray: LOL....merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I would never fit! I need to go on a diet! Great shot!

28 May 2012 2:27pm

@Elaine Hancock: ROFL....welcome to the club! Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

bien confortable en autant que tu entres dedans... fait sur mesure... pas trop l'occasion de te balançer un peu partout et heureusement...

28 May 2012 2:34pm

@Sue-Ann: ROFL ... avez-vous jamais vu un pilote de course graisses voiture? C'est certainement pour le mince et en forme! Merci beaucoup Sue-Ann! ;-)

Veronique from France, Switzerland

je suis sure que tu rêverais d'en conduire une !

28 May 2012 3:12pm

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Véronique! Oui, ce serait certainement un rêve! Cependant, ils auraient besoin pour faire un véhicule beaucoup plus généreusement équipé pour moi! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Superb details and colors, Eric! Oh, it'd be soooo much fun to have a seat in that and take it for a ride. :-)

28 May 2012 3:57pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! Yes, the hard part would be to fit inside! ;-)

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

What a great detail!! Bravo Eric!!

28 May 2012 4:16pm

@Riccardo: Thank you very much Riccardo! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Simply claustrophobic.
It has the advantage that there is always someone willing to change his tire-lis and put gasoline and leave without paying.
Great series, Eric.

28 May 2012 4:49pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! As a chef there is no way I could fit in there! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Fantastic lines of the car. Superb composition Eric.!!!

28 May 2012 6:38pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

a great view inside! this is for the very slim only ... ;-))

28 May 2012 6:42pm

@franz: ROFL....definitely not for us granfatherly types! Thank you very much Franz! ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Beautiful DOF and framing... Great work ! Have a lovely day Eric :)

28 May 2012 6:57pm

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

You're right too tight! A good picture and good view ... Best regards, Adela

28 May 2012 6:58pm

@Adela Fonts: ROFL....yes, I am built for comfort not for speed! Thank you very much Adela! ;-)))

Mhelene from Paris, France

A fabulous capture .

28 May 2012 7:41pm

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Beautiful photo with all the flowing curves, wonderful !~

28 May 2012 7:56pm

@Phil Morris: Thank you very much Phil! ;-)

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent detail and beautiful shapes !!!

28 May 2012 9:15pm

@Baldwin VW: Thank you very much Baldwin! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Cool frame and excellent colors ~ great photo!

28 May 2012 10:37pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

A great photo Eric... that along with the info makes it perfect! I enjoyed.

28 May 2012 11:18pm

@Carol: Thank you very much Carol! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I like all the blues in this almost abstract shot.

29 May 2012 12:17am

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

one of my favorites of the series

29 May 2012 1:38am

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sueprbe détial et iamge quelle courbe ave cet éclairage fantastique.
Belle journée

29 May 2012 3:53am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good approach!

29 May 2012 4:30am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much Paco! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A superb detail shot isolating the seat.

29 May 2012 4:41am

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Excellent image. Nice colours and great detail. A tight fit indeed, Eric! :)

30 May 2012 5:29pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

That is some tight space..all about friction right....

8 Jun 2012 9:17am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! Yes, aerodynamics is the key here! ;-)

1/180 second
ISO 100
135 mm (35mm equiv.)