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The Mirror

Working the Wing.

It’s not often that you get to explore the angles and architecture of the Silverstone wing. That monolith of a building, spectacular and proud, is the stuff of important people; sponsor types, media operatives and corporate luvvies. It’s looked upon by us mear mortals as a grail, an aim; One day, I might get to…

Splitter

The dust of Norfolk.

Another visit to the British GT, but my first visit to Snetterton and the tranquil turns of this central Norfolk circuit. Alright, so they were not so tranquil especially due to the 30 or so cars that were lined up on the grid for this the pen-ultimate round of the 2016 British GT Championship. I…

Drag Strip

Formel Eins ist Zurück.

Formula One was back. That was the line in the German media used to entice interest in F1’s return to the country and the Hockenheimring. I was fortunate enough to be taken along as a bit of a treat. My first visit to an event outside of the UK, and my first Grand Prix hosted…

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…