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Feel the Force!

Green Light - Drag Racing Start Line, and the Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster and crew of Andy Carter at Santa Pod, UK.

 

This great image is another that I Photoshopped - the original had two additional crew on the left side whom I have removed to balance the composition, and I have increased the strength of the exhaust flames on the left side as they were a little weak.

 

The two puffs of what looks like flame at the top of the pic are the out of focus timing lights on the finish line gantry 1/4 of a mile away. Words on the gantry say SANTA POD, the name of the drag strip in Northamptonshire, UK. The top fuel dragster is driven by Andy Carter, Europe's best driver. Andy's best time to reach the finish from a standing start is 4.57 seconds at 320mph! (Sept 2010)

 

The original pic was very kindly loaned for Photoshoping by sdenney, and can be viewed at:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/sdenney/1403467737/sizes/l/

 

As with all pictures that I have Photoshoped, the image is the copyright of the owner and it must not be used for any purpose without his prior permission.

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Taken on September 8, 2007