Oulton Park Gold Cup 2018


droopsnoot

Link Posted 29/08/2018 - 13:19
Here's a few shots I took last weekend, in the "changeable" weather which included some nice sun and some freezing cold winds, fortunately most of the latter were during Sunday morning when there's no racing.

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proc_IMGP1421. by Mike Edwards, on Flickr

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proc_IMGP1374. by Mike Edwards, on Flickr

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proc_IMGP1348. by Mike Edwards, on Flickr

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proc_IMGP1291. by Mike Edwards, on Flickr

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proc_IMGP1252. by Mike Edwards, on Flickr

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proc_IMGP1199. by Mike Edwards, on Flickr

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web_IMGP1157 by Mike Edwards, on Flickr

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web_IMGP1136 by Mike Edwards, on Flickr

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web_IMGP1017 by Mike Edwards, on Flickr

As always, comments and criticism and advice are all welcome. This time I've decreased the shutter speed to 1/200 or 1/250 for the panning shots - that seems to help with sharpness, but of course loses some of the motion blur effect. The last couple of shots were processed from camera JPGs using a very old copy of Photoshop (which is probably about as new as my PC will run), the earlier ones from raw using Raw Therapee. I might re-do the last few and see if it makes any difference. My head says it should, but my eyes might not agree.
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls: www.firenza.net

Camera - Pentax Kx, 18-55 kit lens, 18-200 Sigma, 50-500 Sigma, 500mm Tamron mirror

Chrism8

Link Posted 29/08/2018 - 13:44
Superbly well shot,
Chris

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08tiger

Link Posted 30/08/2018 - 04:26
All look good to me.
C&C welcome.
Don.

droopsnoot

Link Posted 30/08/2018 - 10:59
Thanks for that. I think they look pretty good, but I was looking at some other shots from the same event on another forum and they have something about them. I can't define what it is, they just look "better".
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls: www.firenza.net

Camera - Pentax Kx, 18-55 kit lens, 18-200 Sigma, 50-500 Sigma, 500mm Tamron mirror

petrochemist

Link Posted 30/08/2018 - 16:57
Nice set, I particularly like the power slide in no2
Mike
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droopsnoot

Link Posted 31/08/2018 - 12:59
Cheers - most of the rally cars were just doing power slide after slide because it's a really slippery surface even before it rains - power slides at 25mph. I didn't have a great position as there were quite a few watching, there's one spot where most of the cars lift a wheel after the first long bend, but I was just behind a little hill and couldn't quite catch it.
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls: www.firenza.net

Camera - Pentax Kx, 18-55 kit lens, 18-200 Sigma, 50-500 Sigma, 500mm Tamron mirror

pschlute

Link Posted 31/08/2018 - 14:45
I like no. 2. is that an Escort ?
Peter



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droopsnoot

Link Posted 31/08/2018 - 19:30
Pah! Wash your mouth out! *

Seriously though, that's a Vauxhall Firenza, and it's been converted to have a V8 engine in a similar spec to the South-Africa-only Chevrolet Can-Am Firenza. It gets to a lot of events like this, some overseas such as the Rally Transmeria in Spain, and has been driven in various historic rallies by Jimmy McRae.

If you like the way it looks, you'd love the way it sounds. I could hardly hear the Super Touring Cars race over it.


proc_IMGP1393. by Mike Edwards, on Flickr

(* Big Ford vs. Vauxhall rivalry at the time this was in production in the early half of the 1970s).
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls: www.firenza.net

Camera - Pentax Kx, 18-55 kit lens, 18-200 Sigma, 50-500 Sigma, 500mm Tamron mirror
Last Edited by droopsnoot on 31/08/2018 - 19:32

pschlute

Link Posted 01/09/2018 - 15:22
Oops
Peter



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derek897

Link Posted 01/09/2018 - 15:31
Cracking set.
There is something raw about the sound of those big engines that I just love
I know what i like, If not always why.

stub

Link Posted 01/09/2018 - 16:23
Fabulous set.. the action just jumps right out... But you can forget the Ford's and the Vauxhall's It's the Alfa's all day for me.... Italian stallion's at their very best....
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Stuart..

vejj

Link Posted 02/09/2018 - 02:18
Great set. 2,6 and 9 are my personal faves
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droopsnoot

Link Posted 11/09/2018 - 11:09
Thanks all.
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls: www.firenza.net

Camera - Pentax Kx, 18-55 kit lens, 18-200 Sigma, 50-500 Sigma, 500mm Tamron mirror
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