2012 Rally America Championship / Olympus Rally

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by tuanies, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. tuanies

    tuanies Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 13, 2011
    Graham, WA
    Tuan Huynh
    So over the weekend I had the chance to shoot the finals for the 2012 Rally America series / Olympus Rally event. I had a full press badge which let me into all the stages (it wasn't open to the public due to the fire ban and it was on private property).

    Subaru was nice enough to put me in a hotel for two nights (I live an hour away) and I was able to talk to everyone on the team from the driver to the supporting crew. Was a lot of fun. Ford Racing even hooked me up with an interview with Ken Block.

    It was my first rally event and took a bit to get used to working with the limitations of M43. Now that I'm home, I realized that I should've shot with a longer shutter to give the wheels a little bit of blur. You live and you learn I guess :). Most of the early shots were shot with the 25mm because I left the 45mm in the car, the rest of the time I used the 45mm.

    The full album is here - Olympus Rally 2012 - a set on Flickr

    Higgins got a rock stuck in the brake caliper, broke the wheel and a lot of other damage and had to break the drive shaft while on the course within his 3-minute window and limp the car back to the line. Lots of damage but they fixed it pretty quickly.
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    Watched this team lose their rear bumper right in front of us
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    The crazy Australian with his 400 rWHP Silvia
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    They got very close to where the other press guys were standing
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    Nothing like a giant dust cloud to wake you up in the morning
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    Champagne ceremony
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  2. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 3, 2011
    Great shots! I wish I was there!
     
  3. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Nice shots, the dustclouds looks better with fast shutterspeeds, and they give the sense of speed so i dont think you need spinning wheels on rallys, (but for variation it can be nice) it´s different when it´s trackracing and nothing else shows that the car is moving fast.

    Nice angle here http://www.flickr.com/photos/tuanies/8013437099/in/set-72157631598347500/

    Now i want to go out and shoot some rallyaction to, with nice autumcolors :)