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Cadwell
13th of September 2005 (Tue), 01:19
I spent some time with Andy (despot) at the final Gurston Down hill climb of the year on Sunday. A fun day out with some real "do or die" antics on the track!

#1 Before the start
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ukmotorsportpics/gurston/LJ8J1199.jpg

#2 Under power coming out of the corner
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ukmotorsportpics/gurston/LJ8J1361.jpg

#3 determination in a Frogeye
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ukmotorsportpics/gurston/LJ8J1365.jpg

#4 "I wanna be a motorbike when I grown up"
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ukmotorsportpics/gurston/LJ8J1588.jpg (http://gallery.ukmotorsportpics.com/p20118483.html)

#5 "You mean I'm not a motorbike?"
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ukmotorsportpics/gurston/LJ8J1594.jpg

#6 "You sure?"
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ukmotorsportpics/gurston/LJ8J1595.jpg

#7 "Feels like a bike..."
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ukmotorsportpics/gurston/LJ8J1596.jpg

#8 "Must be a bike..."
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ukmotorsportpics/gurston/LJ8J1597.jpg

#9 "Oh wow... two more wheels! Where did they come from!"
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ukmotorsportpics/gurston/LJ8J1598.jpg

Minis are always good value.

There are a couple of hundred similar (but larger) images here Gurston Down Speed Hillclimb (http://gallery.ukmotorsportpics.com/c688759.html), please take a look if you are so inclined.

All images on the hill were taken with the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX. The paddock stuff was done with the Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L for a laugh. Oh... and before I get accused of "spray and pray" tactics, all were done in "single shot" :p

Thanks for looking! :D

Moppie
13th of September 2005 (Tue), 01:28
Awsome stuff!

Must have had a very sticky for that much 2 and 3 wheel driving!

That has to be the froggiest photo of a Frog eye I have ever seen, I don't know if its the angle, or the car.

Simon Harrison
13th of September 2005 (Tue), 01:33
Glenn,

I've heard of owners looking like their pets, but that sprite driver is doing a great impression of his car (LOL). Great set of shots, particularly the Mini's (like the first shot of the sequence of 61)

Cheers,

Simon.

Cadwell
13th of September 2005 (Tue), 12:44
Thanks guys :)

Simon, the minis were wild and really trying hard. Most were lifting just the inside rear but several were doing the two wheel bit.

JuZ
13th of September 2005 (Tue), 12:49
That red one is almost lifting the other rear wheel!!

despot
13th of September 2005 (Tue), 14:46
Nice shots Glenn - it was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
I'm guessing you're pleased with the new addition - the Elise shot looks very cool.
The Frogeye driver was really trying - every shot I've got of him has a grimace of concentration :)
Andy

BottomBracket
13th of September 2005 (Tue), 15:09
Wow! Incredible shots. Thiose shots with the lifted wheels are really dramatic.

Cadwell
13th of September 2005 (Tue), 16:10
Nice shots Glenn - it was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
I'm guessing you're pleased with the new addition - the Elise shot looks very cool.
Andy

Thanks :) Ummm yeah, I think it works well... bit of a weird thing to use round the paddock but it was fun regardless of that. I may get to test it out properly next month.

Dave_G
13th of September 2005 (Tue), 18:53
Glenn

Awesome

All of them

:)

rklepper
13th of September 2005 (Tue), 20:46
wow, excellent photos. Looks like fun. Thanks for sharing.

HalfwitNS
13th of September 2005 (Tue), 21:08
Great action shots. Personally, I would clone out some of the distracting people in the background and use a bit of guassian blur to make the subject stand out more. Other than that, excellent capture of the action.

RupturedDuck
14th of September 2005 (Wed), 02:09
Great shots Glenn, spent far too long looking at your gallery yesterday and was nearly late for work!

nevets2001uk
14th of September 2005 (Wed), 02:35
Stunning shots Glenn. It looks like an interesting event, you certainly captured some very 'dynamic' driving!

Cheers,
Steve

Cadwell
14th of September 2005 (Wed), 04:45
Thanks guys :D

RupturedDuck (love the username BTW) Welcome to the forum. Sorry for making you run late :lol:

HalfwitNS, thanks for the comments :) I prefer to leave my sports shots bascially unedited - the spectators and their proximity to the track are "part" of the hillclimbing scene and I like to show that. I can see the argument the other way too though.

lxmcc
14th of September 2005 (Wed), 08:12
Great photos, The two wheeled minis are really cool but I particularly like the guy in the yellow car, his expression is in such contrast with the look of his car :D

PhotosGuy
14th of September 2005 (Wed), 22:30
That's an excellent series!

RupturedDuck
15th of September 2005 (Thu), 14:59
Glenn

Its the team name we run the Alfasud under. There are Ruptured Duck stickers all over the place - at least a dozen at Gurston last time out.

It is a great forum - just enjoying the imagery!

Thanks guys :D

RupturedDuck (love the username BTW) Welcome to the forum. Sorry for making you run late :lol:

Cadwell
15th of September 2005 (Thu), 15:05
Ah yes... so it is. Just goes to prove that I should look at my own pictures more carefully ;)

despot
15th of September 2005 (Thu), 15:06
The "Team Yin" car?? You had quite a group cheering you on :)

Andy

RupturedDuck
16th of September 2005 (Fri), 02:28
The "Team Yin" car?? You had quite a group cheering you on :)

Andy

Thats us! Team Yin (see the back window of the green Mini above) are friends of ours so have the name on our sunstrip, and they have our stickers on their car.

I spoke to some of the group cheering us on, and they said you guys were very patient, especialy when the youngest of the group used someones tripod as a roundabout :o Sorry about that