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Hyde Park

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On the weekend my good friend Ben came down. Having not seen him for a while we had a lot to catch up on. What better way to do that than stomping around Hyde Park with cameras in hand interrupting conversation only to order another coffee. Once the best of the light started to fade we went and chased down a few beers because walking is a bit overrated.  It was nice to take a load of photos just for the sake of taking photos. I honestly wasn’t expecting to come away with anything decent but I got a few that I am happy with it. All shot on a Canon 5D MkIII with a Canon 135mm f/2 L if you were wondering.

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Shrewsbury

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In August Amy and I went up to Shrewsbury with her Dad and his girlfriend. It was nice escape the big smoke for a bit and enjoy some fresh(er) air. Whilst there we had a wander around some stately homes and an abbey or two. Have a look…

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Are you READY TO ROCK?

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Feast your eyes on this green eyed monster! I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to shoot this Mustang RTR. I even got to drive it! Having never been “that fussed” about modern American Muscle cars, this one caught me completely off guard. This is how a Mustang should look/sound/drive. There is something to be said about this 600bhp in a Ford. The insane power with completely normal and familiar surroundings in the cabin. It is like inviting a serial killer round for coffee – completely relaxing but at any moment, it could all get too exciting. A BIG thanks (or high five) to Vaughn for lending the car to Monster and for them to let Fueltopia shoot it.

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Drift Allstars: The Smoke

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Welcome ladies and Gentlemen to The Smoke. The last time the capital saw this much smoke was during the Great Fire of London in 1666 and I can tell you back then it wasn’t caused by tortured rubber on scorched asphalt. The Smoke seen here today was thanks to Drift Allstars. If you follow me on facebook then you will know that I pretty fond of the event that took place in Stratford, London. However I want to show you some of my favourite shots from the weekend and why it was such a good weekend for me. During the course of the weekend I decided to change my shooting style a little bit. I was armed with a 300mm f/4 L IS USM lens and for the most part of Saturday, it did not leave my camera. This meant that I was shooting with slightly faster shutter speeds than I normally would use. Consequentially I ended up with far more “keepers” than normal. So when I returned on that Sunday I thought that as I had covered a lot of the “safe” shots that I wanted, I could spend the day dicking about. I therefore proceeded to use all the lenses I had with me which was my trusty 50mm f/1.4 USM – my beloved 135mm f/2 L USM and the 300mm f/4 L IS USM which rent from Lens Locker. I also experimented a lot more with shutter speeds using super fast shutter speeds and some super slow shutter speeds. I think the highest I went to was 1/1250th of a second and down to 1/10th of a second. As a result I have a lot of shots that look very different and it was kind of like re-discovering photography for me. Trying new things out, making mistakes and learning. I will definitely be doing it again next time!
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Drift Allstars: Setting the scene

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Drift Allstars has FINALLY returned to London and this time the setting was the iconic Olympic stadium in Stratford. I for one was positively shaking with anticipation at what would be unleashed this weekend and it looks like I wasn’t the only one. The excitement in the air was thicker than the tyre smoke. Well almost, some of the drivers were reducing visibility down to a few meters. And more than likely shaving a few years off of life expectancy due to smoke inhalation. Did anyone mind? No! If anything it only amped the crowd up more! This time the paddock was restricted access only mean that spectators were straining to get a glimpse of the favourite drifters, during the event people were clambering on any obstacle to gain an elevation advantage over the deep crowds stacked against metal railings. The pressure was momentarily released when punters were allowed in for the drivers signing session and to get up close the weapons on display. Then nerves were once again fraught as the Top 16 battles began. I will leave the report for you to find over on Drift Allstars but it had to be one of the strangest finishes I have ever seen in drifting but congratulations to Piotr Wiecek who drove PHENOMENALLY all weekend!

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Stay tuned for next installation which will showcase the talent from the weekend…

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