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Feb 14, 2016 08:48 |  #1

I'm off to the classic with my wife and some friends this year and am looking for a little advice as to the best places to go and what to expect (Apart from it being full of fantastic cars!)

We are camping (well in the caravan) on the Porsche Curves - so will be starting from a good place I think.


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Feb 14, 2016 09:27 |  #2

I've been going since 2004

The safety fences get higher and higher. Photography gets harder and harder as a result without full accreditation :(




  
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Feb 14, 2016 09:52 |  #3

Which you can't get as you can't get published.........

I've been doing some rally photography for years - this year they have decided to limit media access to accredited media types only - and the one event I help organise, I've been taking pictures at for many years - because it is a non spectator event, it looks like this year I'm going to be buggered apart from the very edge of the stage.


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Feb 15, 2016 05:09 |  #4

anglefire wrote in post #17897768 (external link)
Which you can't get as you can't get published.........

I've been doing some rally photography for years - this year they have decided to limit media access to accredited media types only - and the one event I help organise, I've been taking pictures at for many years - because it is a non spectator event, it looks like this year I'm going to be buggered apart from the very edge of the stage.

just go and enjoy the event and soak up the atmosphere - plenty of paddock photo opportunities :-)




  
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Feb 15, 2016 17:08 |  #5

Oh, I plan to enjoy it to the full. Any pictures will be a bonus - Not sure exactly where we will be on the Porsche curves - never know might be able to get on the roof of my car and take some from there. (I am being serious!)

Other than that, will tour the paddock as you say.


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Feb 18, 2016 05:08 as a reply to  @ anglefire's post |  #6

and be prepared for mosquito's!

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Mar 08, 2016 20:36 |  #7

http://www.brentsmithp​hotography.com/Blog/20​15LeMans/n-jHDNmQ (external link)

Here's what I shot last year at Le Mans from the spectator side of things. Didn't make it all the way to the Porsche curves so that's about all I'm missing.


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Mar 20, 2016 11:40 |  #8

Thanks for the link - feeling better that will actually be able to get some decent shots - or at least that the opportunity exists to do so!

Might have to borrow a fisheye though - like that one a lot (Or at least very wide!) not sure my 17mm will cut it!


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Mar 24, 2016 21:42 as a reply to  @ anglefire's post |  #9

I used a Tokina 11-16.

400 on a crop body will help a lot to minimize the fence.


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Mar 26, 2016 14:46 |  #10

Bicknell55 wrote in post #17928704 (external link)
Here's what I shot last year at Le Mans from the spectator side of things.

Some really nice stuff there! Are the color settings in camera or PP? Would be interested to learn about your workflow if it is in post.
(mostly stirred by a discussion taking place on another site prompted by Google giving away Nik collection and people saying what shite it is)


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Mar 29, 2016 20:20 as a reply to  @ aphphoto's post |  #11

All have a little saturation added in LR. I don't do a whole lot in post unless I'm horribly off. A few were shot with a polarizer or ND filter so I probably did a little more adjustment there. I'm not yet satisfied with AWB when used in conjunction with a non-clear filter.


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Apr 12, 2016 16:54 as a reply to  @ Bicknell55's post |  #12

I'm taking my Mk3 and 1Dx - so not particularly crop in teh case of the 3. Having been toying with the idea of a 1.4x converter - but that puts my 100-400 at f8 which may not be that useful.


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Apr 12, 2016 16:56 as a reply to  @ aphphoto's post |  #13

Off topic (Slightly) I got the Nik collection and I find some of the bits very good - particularly the B&W conversion.


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May 15, 2016 21:17 |  #14

Really enjoyed your stuff Brent, must get to a LM event one day..


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May 15, 2016 22:03 |  #15

Bicknell55 wrote in post #17928704 (external link)
http://www.brentsmithp​hotography.com/Blog/20​15LeMans/n-jHDNmQ (external link)

Here's what I shot last year at Le Mans from the spectator side of things. Didn't make it all the way to the Porsche curves so that's about all I'm missing.

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