Before I dive into the post this is a drag racing post and so consequently is covered by my image library, modernpics , If drag racing is your thing I’d advise checking it out for the best european drag racing pictures around!
Anyway down to business!
Clicked off way too many photo’s however I was desperate to try and get something different. That was my own personal battle. The track busy hosting many battles no more so that in Top Fuel which saw Urs Erbacher back from america and on the best form in years setting a New European Record and taking the event win. What a better way to start his assault on the title than taking the first win in reigning champion Andy Carter’s back garden.
Another very personal battle that was taking place was John Bradshaw‘s bid to get the skyline under the 7.57 held by Heat treatments in New Zealand and set a new world record, not contempt with going a thousand or so under the record hea 7.45 putting it firmly in the hands of the brams racing team.
Anyway enough about battles and lets get down to what were all here for, the pictures !
Friday saw nice skies and thusly prompted a barrage of text’s to my phone asking if I had the clouds on special order, the answer is no I don’t however it would be rude not to use them seeing as they had made a effort to turn up!
No too sure if it works or not, thoughts?
Saturday saw me again with other priorities, the joys of being a freelance photographer, however apparently I didn’t miss much as it rained, the super pro guys (and girls) didn’t like the idea of a swimming pool so set to clearing the pits
Sunday Saw me play around with some different things, not saying these all work. Some do , some just don’t and a few need a little polishing before the angle is nailed. Thoughts and options are welcome, drop me a comment at the bottom
If you haven’t already twigged the above were all taken from spectator points
By the time I got to the top end the sun was setting fast, not intrested in shooting the stock YAWNSVILLE head on parachute shot like every one does I threw the 16mm on (I’m a punk, I know) and tried to work with the low light that was around.
Yet another picture ruined by the copyright but unfortunately some people don’t quite understand that this is my living and feel its ok to steal my pictures, so until they learn it’ll have to stay. Anyway rant over . Love the shot above the way the sun lights up the chute and rim lights the car . So much more interesting than the dull head on shots like
However the good news is the watermark doesn’t block the shot so its not all bad. . . . .
A quick lift thanks to Anita Makela and I was back at the top end, not wanting to produce the same 3/4 shot as the rest of the guys that were on the start line I looked to really push what available light there was. A few quick adjustments and I have some beautiful colours to play with
A Quick tip! When shooting anything its always well worth thinking about recent news items or developments. In america one of the tracks no longer allows team members in front of the car during burn outs, So I made sure to shoot something local that relates to this news, you never know when it might be needed
Due to the very dull condition header flames were pretty apprent all weekend which was nice as nothing beats a set of 8ft bunny ear’s on a fuel car
I’ve really wanted for a while to get the close up 3/4 behind shot as they launch off the line headder flames cutting across the image into the dead space. Knowing I had everything in the bag by the time the quarters Came round I gave it ago
My picture of the weekend has to be Dan larsen burning out against a setting sun. Which for me just sum’s the event up perfectly