View Full Version : Tips for forthcoming Grizedale stages
5th of November 2008 (Wed), 13:44
Looks like i can get to this rally for the first time, but i can only stay till about mid day:cry:. So i can't really spend half the morning running about all over the place trying to find a good spot.
Could any kind regulars give me a tip of where best to go and attempt to get some pictures, i promise not to tell anyone else, (so your secret is safe with me:D ).
I have looked on the website but to be honest it doesn't tell me where i might get some great positions for taking pictures.
Something like a jump, or a tight hairpin corner where the cars are sideways would be just great.
Thanks for any pointers.
I'll be taking my 30D and 70-200 f/4.0 and 17-55 f/2.8, never done this before so it should be interesting.
5th of November 2008 (Wed), 14:00
from what i can remember of last years event i think car park a or c was where i should have parked i think thats where i will head for this year but will study the maps carefully over the next week to make a hundred percent decision
5th of November 2008 (Wed), 14:08
Thanks, i can get there real early in the morning, but just not sure where to go. The rally has a different route/set up this year acording to the website.
5th of November 2008 (Wed), 14:19
Quick suggestion: Try searching on youtube for onboard footage of the stage. See if there's any jumps or good sideways action. They try and work out where on the stage it is lol.
5th of November 2008 (Wed), 16:01
I'm not aware of any jumps on the Grizedale Forest Stages. The problem with hairpin bends is that you get a lot of red and white tape and a lot of spectators, so I tend to stay away from these.
The Grizedale Forest Stages is one of the most picturesque in the country, so think about including some of that beautiful countryside into your shots. You will have to walk a reasonable distance from any of the car parks (from memory) to get away from at least some of the crowds.
I guess I'm not being much help here, but half a day on a rally you've never been on before is really going to limit your opportunities. I tend to get there early, and then walk 2 or 3 miles into the stage at least. It will also depend on which direction the stage is running. Some corners are good in one direction, but not the other.
Here's my gallery from last years event:-
and here's a gallery from a couple of years ago when the stage ran in the opposite direction: -
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