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Fruity highlights

One hour and forty.

That was all the time I had. One hour and forty minutes. A 30 minute qualifying session and then a 70 minute race. The International GT Open is short, sharp and sweet. This warm and sunny weekend at Silverstone meant some quick fire planning was in order. A far cry from a fortnight ago, when…

Valve

It was a test, right?

So the British Grand Prix came and went, and it was good. Luckily, us Formula One enthusiasts were also treated to the lesser spotted in-season test the week after the Grand Prix, and a second opportunity to catch the cars lapping the plateau. With action all-day Tuesday and Wednesday and tickets cheap, it was a…

Crosswind

A great picture is…

A great picture is knowing where to stand. But what if you know where to stand and your not allowed? Welcome to the challenge of shooting my third Grand Prix. Attempting to evolve your photography and technique, whilst battling against the random nature of the crowds and the obstacles that are present is a tough…

The one behind

The ones that get away.

During most of the events I get out to, there are usually several grids of glory hungry racers to take advantage of. To not take advantage of them would be a waste of laps and camera handling practice. For sure, there are occasions where I’ll use the support races to review a few images, take…

Through the fence

Knowing when to stop.

Part of the reason why I take images of motorsport is the challenge. I like the idea of the variety, the creativity and the thinking behind the images. But occasionally, like with many things, you have to know when to stop; to call it quits and take make an early trip home. My visit to…

Power down

Moisture makes for more excitement.

Moisture. The more you get in racing, the less grip there is. It’s not a drivers favourite, it’s not a photographers favourite, but the avid viewer appears to love it. I was hoping that the weather would relent for my first experience of the British GT at Silverstone for two reasons; I’m not keen on…

Forty Eight

A story of the small, sunbaked grid.

The time that visiting events accommodates is great. It’s not really feasible to visit a race every weekend, as there are other things that need doing; living for example, so it’s often tricky to decide on which events visit, especially when you have no experience of them. You have to plumb for one and make…

Slow for the camera

With good days come bad days.

It was to be expected at some point. Having a bad day. So far this year I’d had quite a few progressive days, learning and experimenting, only to top those experiences at the next event. But a day like this had to come soon enough. I put it down to experience, and being too cold.…

Reflectors

It pays to read the instructions.

The more events I attend, the more images I take. The more images I take, the more I want to know about the technicalities behind the shots. The more I want to understand why different results happen. I’ve had my Nikon D300s since 2010, and while it’s seen a bit of use over the years,…

The Rees Aston

I love it when a plan comes together.

Practice make perfect. That’s what I say to myself every time I get in the car on the way to shoot an event. I have to keep telling myself that, as it helps me remember to keep thinking, even at the end of three days of shooting. Make the most of the opportunities…just in case…