Motorsport 2016 (some favourites)


Puggy

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 00:23
Hi All

Some highlights from the many thousands of clicks this season. Mostly BTCC but a few other meetings I could make it to as well at Brands Hatch.

K3ii with 16-85 / 60-250 / 105 macro

Edited in Camera Raw except No1 which has some blur added in PS

All taken from public areas of the circuits. I'm torn whether to try for media accreditation. I'd love the access but not the pressure to produce.

Tried to keep it fairly light on the panning shots, was going to pick twelve but it turned into twenty one.

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Thanks for looking, comments & tips appreciated, still much to learn

Pete A
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Last Edited by Puggy on 07/01/2017 - 00:48

HarisF1

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 00:42
These are absolutely stunning. Amazing work!

petrochemist

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 10:08
Wonderful shots Pete. You certain traveled about after the BTTC quite a few circuits represented in your highlights.
Was no 10 at Knockhill? I think I recognise the location but if I'm right it's a bit of the circuit the far side from where I have to work, that I've only visited in the course car a few years back.

My overall favorite is the night shot of Brands.
Mike
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Puggy

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 10:33
petrochemist wrote:

Was no 10 at Knockhill? I think I recognise the location but if I'm right it's a bit of the circuit the far side from where I have to work, that I've only visited in the course car a few years back.

Thanks Mike

Yes that's the exit of the chicane after the cars come down through Dufus Dip, you can get better shots of the cars on two wheels there side on but tends to have a flock of media photographers in the shot which can be distracting.

Been to every round he past two years, first went at end of 2014 season just to see what it was about and fell in love with it.

Pete A
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Northgrain

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 10:48
HarisF1 wrote:
These are absolutely stunning. Amazing work!

Just my reaction

Such quality here. Davidtrout's really on to something encouraging us to post collections like his. Just great to see the variety of Photographic styles, and quality of images, of the folk here.
Tim

Some of my vaguely better stuff

royd63uk

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 11:07
I just love number 14
regards
Roy

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redbusa99

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 12:50
your dedication and skill has given us an excellent view into this class of motorsport, thank you. the night shot is very good and probably rarely seen.
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vic cross

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 13:52
A lot of great shots. What I'm really writing about is, you saying you might go for accreditation. What I did a few years ago at Brands and Silverstone was. I applied for a track side pass with a backup letter from one of the teams. This was motorcycle international endurance racing and I new one of the team owners. (My son was their fuel man) The owner wrote a letter asking me to be the official team photographer for two days. I sent a copy of this letter to the track officials with my request for a pass and received my "GO ANYWHERE PASS" in the post with the usual warnings that motor racing is dangerous etc. etc. If you know anyone try it. It may still work.
CHEERS Vic.
PS. I even got to park my car at the team pit parking area at Brands.
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Puggy

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 15:06
vic cross wrote:
A lot of great shots. What I'm really writing about is, you saying you might go for accreditation. What I did a few years ago at Brands and Silverstone was. I applied for a track side pass with a backup letter from one of the teams. This was motorcycle international endurance racing and I new one of the team owners. (My son was their fuel man) The owner wrote a letter asking me to be the official team photographer for two days. I sent a copy of this letter to the track officials with my request for a pass and received my "GO ANYWHERE PASS" in the post with the usual warnings that motor racing is dangerous etc. etc. If you know anyone try it. It may still work.
CHEERS Vic.
PS. I even got to park my car at the team pit parking area at Brands.

Thanks Vic

These days you need 5 million public liability before you can go trackside but more importantly examples of published work and editors letter. I know there are some folks who get trackside as "Team Photographer" and i'm working on that angle. Just a case of deciding if it's what I want and plucking up the courage to ask!!

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 18:32
This is really a superb set with such variety and quality from someone who is clearly a true enthusiast. There are a few Motor Sport fans who post on here that break the mould of the repetitive classic record shots - you are clearly in this group.
LennyBloke

carmagw

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 18:49
Fabulous set Pete, liking the mix of shots. Cannot pick a fav, too many !

Regards

George

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 22:23
1, 7, 9, 10, 13 ....... damn it! Too many stunning images to list! A super super set

No.20 - Front wheel lock up?
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Puggy

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 23:32
cardiffgareth wrote:
No.20 - Front wheel lock up?

Thanks Gareth

No20 was the result of pushing a little too hard in qualifying through the Complex at Croft. Corrected it like a boss though, unlike a couple of the other drivers ;P

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davidtrout

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 23:35
One subject but such a wide variety of ways in which to tackle it. 21 pictures of cars or motor bikes whizzing round and round a track could get a bit tedious no matter how good the images but you've looked at this in so many different ways to make it really entertaining.
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stub

Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 23:58
Lovely set. Enjoyed them... No2 a bit soft on the eyes for my liking..But I can see why you would point the camera... Well done, great images great memories..
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