British GT @ Donington 11.09.2016


Link Posted 14/09/2016 - 13:26
Went to Donington Park for the British GT and BRDC British F3 racing. There was supporting action from the Ginetta GT5, VW racing cup and the mixed bag of Saloon and Sports car trophy.

For once it was warm (when I normally go to Donington its windy, cold and often raining at some point !)

Here's a few from the day :

No 1 McLaren 570S GT4

No 2 Two heads are better than one

No 3 Flying the flag

No 4 Melbourne Hairpin

No 5 This can only end one way

No 6 And it did !

No 7 F3

No 8 Wacky Races

No 9 Brow of the hill

No 10 Concentration

No 11 Race with a view

No 12 Shot through fencing

No 13 Horay for Hollywood

No 14 Who moved the track ?

No 15 Panning

No 16 Top of the world

No 17 Let the race begin

No 18 B&W

No 19 Nose to tail

All shot with either K3 + Sigma 100-300F4 and K5iis + DA 16-85.

Comments appreciated.


Last Edited by carmagw on 14/09/2016 - 13:32


Link Posted 14/09/2016 - 15:41
#9 with the plane taking off from East Midlands is superb, the rest are pretty good as well

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Link Posted 14/09/2016 - 16:44
Yes, that is superb! Was it a chance grab, or did you wait around for the moment to occur?

4 and 17 also stand out for me. Not being ' into' racing cars I tend to like those that have a wider space or show nice perspective effects.
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Link Posted 14/09/2016 - 17:08
As usual a great set George!
Some look rather highly saturated to my eye (especially the F3 car in no 7).
Though I have to admit many people seem to like their TVs on maximum saturation - which would drive me mad!
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Link Posted 14/09/2016 - 17:47
Great timing with the jet.
Like them all. 👍


Link Posted 15/09/2016 - 12:31
Thanks for the comments,

petrochemist wrote:

Some look rather highly saturated to my eye (especially the F3 car in no 7).

You could be right there Mike, the blues / greens look a little bright, more so than they do in lightroom before exporting so I probably need to check my settings.

McGregNi wrote:
Yes, that is superb! Was it a chance grab, or did you wait around for the moment to occur?

Bit of both really, shot from the hairpin as seen in No 4 looking up the right hand side of the track. I was there earlier in the day and didn't see any planes, stopped off for the last race on the way back to the car and there were about 4 planes that took off in a 30 minute, I missed the first one so waited to see if any more would come, fortunately they did and this shot happened to coincide with the cars coming through as well.


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