David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/13/21 4:03 p.m.

Going into this past weekend’s Martin Sports Car Club autocross at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, we figured that had a good shot at a second-place finish–largely because just two cars were entered in the class.

Then a third car entered.

But, hey, if a 1.6-liter Miat…

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Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/14/21 12:37 a.m.

The photo effect is kind of neat. Is that some sort of tilt shift thing? (genuine question, I know nothing about photography)

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/14/21 7:59 a.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

Just some good, old-fashioned Photoshop. I cut out the subject (in this case, the Miata) and blur everything else.

I'm glad you like it, as I think it really helps to make a photo pop, you know?

Jerry PowerDork
10/14/21 8:30 a.m.

cough - me at many rallycrosses - cough

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/14/21 8:51 a.m.

In reply to Jerry :

I do hear that. There are some to-do items on the off-season list. (Although, really, we don't have an off-season.)

And thanks, Colin, for tuning my lame photo into something eye-catching. 

So, who wants to join us at the next Central Florida autocross? 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/14/21 8:55 a.m.

And here's the original image--nothing special at all. 

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