Trax is not an event I have ever been to before. Silverstone is not a track I have ever shot at. Time Attack was something I had scarcely heard of. All of things changed when I visited TRAX in early September. The full write up is on Fueltopia if you fancy it. If not then here are some of my favourites.
Round 4 of the British Drift Championship takes place at Lydden Hill, the same as it has done for the last couple of year. Only this time, things weren’t as straight forward as they normally seem. The main contributor to this was the fact that this track wasn’t going to be run the “right way” round. It was going to be run backwards. You will notice I put the “right way” in inverted comments because running the track in reverse has been high up on drivers and spectators wish list for some time. Well for the first time ever, Lydden Hill and the BDC decided to grant us this wish.
My full story is up on Fueltopia but here are my favourites.
Welcome to Lydden Hill Drift Day from the 22nd of March. Now I will be the first to admit, I have never been to a practice day. I never really saw the point, I mean why go? I’d rather go to a round of the British Drift Championship… Well my ignorance was not warranted. A practice day means that a lot of the tension in the atmosphere is lost, people are all about having fun and skidding with mates. There is also a lot more cars and a lot of different skill levels. It also means you can see your mates skid (if they can actually do so). I will hand on heart say that I will be back and go again, I had a blast! And by the looks of the skidding, so did the drivers.
Paul’s Drift Spec S14 rolling out to Lydden Hill…
Read about the day over at FUELTOPIA
A couple of weeks ago I (8th-9th of June) I went on a road trip with my fellow #Fueltographer to sunny South Wales. It took us 8.5 hours to drive from London to get there. Mainly due to the fact that there was so many crashes and incidents on the M4. As soon as we got there, it was time to sink a few beers and get an early night as we would need to be at the track early the following morning.
I was rather excited about this weekend for a number of reasons. Chiefly due to the fact that it was due to be brilliant sunshine all weekend! And it was! It hit 26 degrees centigrade on the Saturday!
Other reasons were due to the fact this was a new circuit (to me) and I had some new gear to try out. I had recently bought myself some new Hoya Filters (ND and CPL) as well as getting a new lens, the Canon 70-200mm f/4 L USM – and yes I will be doing a review on this lens at a later date.
There were also a few new drivers which I was stoked about. Above you can see Teemu in his insane Mercedes…this thing was BOKNERS!
After scoping out some decent places to shoot I decided to try and capture a different perspective and…
I tried some ultra-wide pans (it’s not actually that wide, I think it was at 24mm)
I also had a goat under exposing the cars too. I really liked this effect, super dramatic.
Although I do feel my technique will need to be improved and adjusted to make it work better.
Then it was time to get a little silly. This was shot at 1/5th of a second…
And this was shot a 1 second. I am determined that one day I will nail a 1 second pan.
Anyway, I thought I would share these pictures with you. Keep an eye out for the reviews of the gear in the future.
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