Night Of The SAAB

Photo Information
I had a press pass for the RAC Rally 2013, so I thought I would post a few images taken with the K3 with some flash.

The SABB Historic Rally Team tackling the Peregrine Print Night Rally in Dalby Forest on a cold November night. SAAB driven by Jim Valentine and Jonathan Lodge, Spadedam Motor Club.
11/11/2013 - 12:26Fletcher8
CategoryPhoto Journalism
Shutter Speed1/160
Focal Length50mm


Link Posted 11/11/2013 - 20:37
Very nice - not the usual rally shot
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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Link Posted 11/11/2013 - 21:55
Good to meet you on Pundershaw. Love the flash quality you are achieving. What is the diffuser you had on the flash?


Link Posted 11/11/2013 - 22:45
Hi Brian

Good to meet you too, wish we could have talked for longer than we did, but photo's had to be taken. Lol. Did you get any images at Pundershaw that you are proud of?

I used bounce flash for the night rally stages, which worked very well in Dalby Forest. Direct flash in my opinion is just to harsh and I doubt the drivers like it.

This was mine and Frans first time photographing rally cars at night and trying this technique, so it was a lot of trial and error. Learned a great deal from the experience and am now working on a ultra portable bounce panel for when we get another shot at this type of photography.

Hope our paths cross again, so we can talk Pentax.




Link Posted 13/11/2013 - 20:38
great shot fletch that sure is sharp

k5iis k200d
8mm fisheye sigma 15mm sigma 10-20 3,5 hsm
tamron 17-50 2.8 pentax 18-55 al ii sigma 18-125 hsm tokina 20-35 af tokina 28-70 atx pro ii pentax F 35-105 pentax A 50 1;1;7 pentax 55-300 sigma 70-200 apo ex 2.8
kenko pz af 1.5 tele tamron pz af 2.0 tele and a flash
Last Edited by reso on 13/11/2013 - 20:40


Link Posted 20/11/2013 - 13:33
Great subject matter

Go Swift Go Safe Go SAAB
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff
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