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British Touring Car Championship - Silverstone National Circuit

 
GSH
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Oct 24, 2011 13:36 |  #1

I honestly thought the forum would be awash with BTCC threads, it being the championship decider and the place being overrun with Photographers with Canon gear...


Anyhoo. I took my 15 year old Nephew for a weekend away to "The Home of British Motorsport". He spent the weekend waving my 7D & 100-400L around (more of that later) whilst i kept a firm hold of my 1D MKIV & Sigma 500....here's some of the results.

1. Focus on a Focus....Mat Jackson made a valiant attempt to pass Matt Neal in race 1, but ultimately too much kerb-cutting caused a puncture.

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2. Andrew Jordan's ever colourful Vauxhall Vectra. Probably the last time we'll see this car.
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3. That Focus again...this time with a slight prod of the pan stick...
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4. Rob Austin's NGTC Rear Wheel Drive Audi A4...this could be a serious contender with some development over the Winter.
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5. A Turbo, a Turbo...my Kingdom for a Turbo. Jason Plato's season long moans about the Turbo cars out-dragging his Chevrolet Cruze have both annoyed and delighted the fans in equal measures!
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6. The completely bonkers Proton Gen2...apparently the silly bumpers and arches are needed to meet the minimum length & width regulations.
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7. Getting a bit close through Luffield in the early laps of race 1...
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8. Gordon Shedden leads race 2, but Matt Neal (following) took the Championship at the end of the day's racing.
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All the above are with the 1DMKIV / Sigma 500 EX f4.5 DG Combo.

So, this was my first visit to the "new" Silverstone and to my amazement it has actually improved a fair bit as far as Photography goes. I'll be interested to try out an event on the full circuit next year..

Cheers for loooking, even if you didn't!

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Oct 24, 2011 13:51 |  #2

Great set of shots, looks like it was a fun weekend to attend!


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Oct 24, 2011 17:59 |  #3

Very nice set!




  
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Oct 26, 2011 06:46 as a reply to  @ rrookey's post |  #4

Really like the 'racing' shots here.

#8 stands out for me, crowd in the background makes it, and #5 follows closely behind, lovely lighting for that one.

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Oct 26, 2011 07:07 |  #5

Nice set!


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Oct 26, 2011 13:42 |  #6

Excellent work on all of these.


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Oct 26, 2011 16:06 |  #7

The pan on Jacksons focus is superb. A very good set, but that one stands out the most for me.

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Oct 27, 2011 12:04 as a reply to  @ John Hudson's post |  #8

Nice set thanks for sharing :D


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Oct 28, 2011 15:53 |  #9

Really nice set there Geoff, looks like you had a great day out ? I really wanted to have a run down too but had to work... :(

Any pics from the Nephew ?

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Oct 28, 2011 16:04 |  #10

thampel09 wrote in post #13298651 (external link)
Great set of shots, looks like it was a fun weekend to attend!

It most certainly was. Probably the most enjoyable weekend's racing i've had this year :)

rrookey wrote in post #13299924 (external link)
Very nice set!

Thanks!

D_M_J wrote in post #13308545 (external link)
Really like the 'racing' shots here.

#8 stands out for me, crowd in the background makes it, and #5 follows closely behind, lovely lighting for that one.

5 & 8 are both shot through a T-Rex fence....not easy on a very sunny weekend but worth the effort i think :)

John Hudson wrote in post #13311153 (external link)
The pan on Jacksons focus is superb. A very good set, but that one stands out the most for me.

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I'm quite fond of that shot too...and i'm not generally a "pan fan"

GAZA62 wrote in post #13315380 (external link)
Nice set thanks for sharing :D

You're welcome !

ALALAL_1 wrote in post #13321753 (external link)
Really nice set there Geoff, looks like you had a great day out ? I really wanted to have a run down too but had to work... :(

Any pics from the Nephew ?

We actually spent the weekend down there. I booked us into a Hotel and it made the weekend much more relaxed than driving down & back on the same day. The current plan is to do a few rounds next year and make weekends out of them.

I'll post a few up from the Apprentice over the weekend.

Thanks for the comments everyone :)


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