Category - Motorsports

Motorsport Photography

Wales Rally GB – Resolven 2010

The Wales GB Rally 2010 – Resolven stages was my first trip to the rally since I was a small child when I used to attend the Lombard RAC rally in the early hours of the morning. A good few years have passed since then and with my love of motor sport photography and a healthy obsession with camera gear (to the detriment of my pocket!) it was inevitable that a trip was on the cards.

It also helped that LJ (my long suffering better half) who is a member of the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue was helping to set things up on the Saturday night prior to the event and got me free entry (thanks hun :0) ).

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BTCC Thruxton 2009

Porsche Racing at Thruxton

A visit to Thruxton to watch the British Touring Car Championship gave me the perfect opportunity to test out my new Sigma 150 – 500mm OS lens out as well as my fairly heavy Manfrotto monopod out on some fast moving cars!

Apart from a farily spectacular crash on the first race of the day pretty much in front of us, the day was filled with loads of action but no accidents (thankfully!)

Below is a shot taken with the previously mentioned lens on a D300 shot around 270mm at 1/160th at f13.

More close action racing with the Porsche Cup was up next; again taken with the Sigma 150 – 500mm at full zoom. I have to admit, that even though I had some OS issues with the D300 and the Sigma (something I’ve also had with the 150mm macro causing the camera to say that the battery is dead and require a restart!!) that it is an amazing lens for motorsports and wildlife photography.

Motorcross 2009

Motocross Photography

Being a fan of motorsport photography, this was my first time shooting Motorcross and the challenges it holds. Thankfully, the weather was pretty good for a change without any rain, so the track was dry and dusty (next time I’ll take something to cover the camera and lenses!)

The track near Worcester, England was a pretty short affair and offered some cool bends, drops and jump opportunities for both the riders and myself.

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