Motorsport Images

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by srhphoto, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 26, 2012
    My first posting on the forum, and I thought I would introduce myself with some images taken with my GH2 and 14-140mm lens at a recent rally in the north east of England.

    #1 Ian Joel in his wonderful Escort Cosworth WRC
    Ian Joel / Graeme Wood - Ford Escort Cosworth WRC by srhphoto, on Flickr

    #2 Sideways as a Mk II should always be!
    Ian Hildreth / Stephen Stead - Ford Escort Mk II by srhphoto, on Flickr

    #3 Squeezing through one of the chicanes used to slow the cars on the extremely quick stages
    Keith Turner / Steve Ward - Subaru Impreza by srhphoto, on Flickr

    #4 Peter Stephenson in his Ford Focus WRC
    Peter Stephenson / Ian Windress - Ford Focus WRC by srhphoto, on Flickr

    #5 For some reason, this car always photographs well.
    Rob Herrington / Charlotte Banner - Ford Escort Mk II by srhphoto, on Flickr

    #6 I'll finish with Bob Bean in his Lotus Cortina.
    Bob Bean / Malcolm Smithson - Ford Cortina Mk I by srhphoto, on Flickr

    Any comments or feedback gratefully received, and I look forward to contributing more to the forum going forward.


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  2. dave

    dave Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 30, 2012
    Very nice, makes me want to get out and shoot. Hopefully the weather breaks soon here. :bravo-009:
  3. Aegon

    Aegon Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Nice photos, cool subject matter.
  4. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 26, 2012
    Thanks Dave, glad you like them. The motorsport season in my part of the world is just getting going again, so hopefully I'll also be able to get out a bit more over the coming months.
  5. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 26, 2012
    Thanks Aegon :)
  6. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    It will be a couple more months before I can get any good motorsport photography in... I can't wait! Great photos, and a favorite subject of mine. Thanks for starting this thread, I hope it fills with lots of great motorsport shots.
  7. Gillymaru

    Gillymaru Mu-43 Veteran

    Great shots! Love to see those Escorts and Cortinas still competing at over 40 years of age.
  8. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 26, 2012
  9. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    That Hillman Avenger in the top photo was built by the Rootes Group in the early 1970s. It was later sold by Chrysler Europe as the Talbot Avenger. Here in the colonies the car was sold as the Plymouth Cricket. I love rallying. I even drive a Subaru Impreza hatch.
  10. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    Great shots.

    I'm curious how you handled focus? AF, or pre-focus manually, or....?

  11. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 26, 2012
    I didn't use AF-C as it simply isn't up to it. I either pre-focused on a point, or I used AF-S. As long as you pick your spot so the rate of change of the focal plane isn't too great and give yourself some DoF leeway with your aperture, both work well.


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  12. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Great work!!

  13. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Very nice shots Simon! especially like #3, it's got a great sense of movement.
  14. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 26, 2012
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