Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Motorsports 
Thread started 22 Jul 2012 (Sunday) 17:25
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

National Hovercraft Racing Champs.

 
Scuff
Senior Member
Avatar
520 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Likes: 89
Joined Mar 2006
Location: Irthlingboro' Northants. UK.
     
Jul 22, 2012 17:25 |  #1

First day out with the 1DX. These shots were from the National Hovercraft Racing Championships at Towcester UK.

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/photos/HCraft1.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/photos/HCraft2.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/photos/HCraft3.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/photos/HCraft4.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/photos/HCraft5.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/photos/HCraft6.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/photos/HCraft7.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/photos/HCraft8.jpg

Scuff
Canon EOS 1Dx II, M5, XF400: 16-35 f4Lis, 24-105, 70-200 f2.8Lis III, 70-300 f4/5.6Lis, Sigma 150-600 Sport, 600ex-RT (3x), ST-E3 RT.
My flickr page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
rick_reno
Cream of the Crop
44,642 posts
Likes: 134
Joined Dec 2010
     
Jul 22, 2012 22:10 |  #2

great shots, i had no idea people raced these things. favorite is #4, i can see the drivers eyes.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jimil
Senior Member
427 posts
Likes: 23
Joined Sep 2009
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
     
Jul 22, 2012 23:47 |  #3

rick_reno wrote in post #14754579 (external link)
great shots, i had no idea people raced these things. favorite is #4, i can see the drivers eyes.

Same here! Those are crazy! Thanks for sharing these shots! I like #2.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jock3
Goldmember
1,246 posts
Gallery: 13 photos
Likes: 275
Joined Apr 2008
Location: Scotland
     
Jul 23, 2012 04:59 |  #4

Great shots, but as this is at least largely on water, does it come under "Motorsport" ? Regardless very much enjoyed the pics


Most Canons currently - 1D(Mks 2&3&4), 7D gripped 50D gripped x2, 40Dgripped x2, 30Dgripped, 20D gripped, 350 gripped, 300. with L lenses

WEBSITES - http://knockhillimages​.smugmug.com/ (external link)
& http://aviationandmari​timeimages.smugmug.com​/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DaleP
Goldmember
Avatar
1,509 posts
Joined Apr 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
     
Jul 23, 2012 05:11 |  #5

Great action shots! Well done and thanks for sharing.

jock3 wrote in post #14755596 (external link)
Great shots, but as this is at least largely on water, does it come under "Motorsport" ?

Do they have motors? Are they participating in a sport? ;)


Currently just a P&S, but watch this space.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Tessa
Playing with fire
Avatar
1,806 posts
Gallery: 8 photos
Likes: 118
Joined Sep 2008
     
Jul 23, 2012 05:27 as a reply to  @ DaleP's post |  #6

Great set of pictures :) I'd love to shoot hovercraft racing, but no such events here.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
philwillmedia
Cream of the Crop
5,253 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 23
Joined Nov 2008
Location: "...just south of the 23rd Paralell..."
     
Jul 23, 2012 06:44 |  #7

Tessa wrote in post #14755656 (external link)
Great set of pictures :) I'd love to shoot hovercraft racing, but no such events here.

Same here - but they look way cool to shoot.
Would be great for something different.


Regards, Phil
2019 South Australian Country Press Assoc Sports Photo of the Year - Runner Up
2018 South Australian Country Press Assoc Sports Photo of the Year
2018 CAMS (now Motorsport Australia) Gold Accredited Photographer
Finallist - 2014 NT Media Awards
"A bad day at the race track is better than a good day in the office"

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Scuff
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
520 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Likes: 89
Joined Mar 2006
Location: Irthlingboro' Northants. UK.
     
Jul 23, 2012 07:46 as a reply to  @ philwillmedia's post |  #8

Thanks for your kind comments all.

They were fun to shoot, very fast. But you need to keep your eyes peeled as they don't really respond to rider input and don't change direction very quickly.

The organising club were very helpful to the photographers, making sure that they could take photos from places that the normal spectators were prohibited from.


Scuff
Canon EOS 1Dx II, M5, XF400: 16-35 f4Lis, 24-105, 70-200 f2.8Lis III, 70-300 f4/5.6Lis, Sigma 150-600 Sport, 600ex-RT (3x), ST-E3 RT.
My flickr page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
LaineyN
Member
41 posts
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Northamptonshire, England
     
Jul 23, 2012 12:54 |  #9

Very nice :)


1Ds mk III;
24 - 105 f4 L is; 300 f4 L is
580 EX; 580 EX II; ST-E2

My Flickr  (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
teamone
Member
37 posts
Joined Mar 2011
Location: DFW, TX
     
Jul 23, 2012 13:14 |  #10

Cool pics and subject!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
CSMFoto
Goldmember
Avatar
1,178 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Dec 2011
     
Jul 24, 2012 06:07 |  #11

Nice shots....wtf is going on around their helmets though??? Looks to be a bit of pixelation or something


Facebook (external link) | CSM Photography (external link) | Gear
I got some camera's & lens'.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Scuff
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
520 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Likes: 89
Joined Mar 2006
Location: Irthlingboro' Northants. UK.
     
Jul 24, 2012 09:30 |  #12

CSMFoto wrote in post #14761187 (external link)
Nice shots....wtf is going on around their helmets though??? Looks to be a bit of pixelation or something

Thanks for the comments. Thier helmets and visors get splattered with mud and water from the propellers of other hovercraft.


Scuff
Canon EOS 1Dx II, M5, XF400: 16-35 f4Lis, 24-105, 70-200 f2.8Lis III, 70-300 f4/5.6Lis, Sigma 150-600 Sport, 600ex-RT (3x), ST-E3 RT.
My flickr page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
theboilermaker
Member
78 posts
Joined Jan 2012
     
Jul 24, 2012 09:52 |  #13

How fast are these hovercrafts moving Looks pretty intense!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Scuff
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
520 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Likes: 89
Joined Mar 2006
Location: Irthlingboro' Northants. UK.
     
Jul 24, 2012 13:37 |  #14

theboilermaker wrote in post #14761978 (external link)
How fast are these hovercrafts moving Looks pretty intense!

I would estimate 40-50 mph on any surface! What makes it very exciting is that you can't really change direction this side of a week :D so the pilots need plenty of forward planning.


Scuff
Canon EOS 1Dx II, M5, XF400: 16-35 f4Lis, 24-105, 70-200 f2.8Lis III, 70-300 f4/5.6Lis, Sigma 150-600 Sport, 600ex-RT (3x), ST-E3 RT.
My flickr page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
zerovision
Goldmember
Avatar
1,204 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Aug 2008
Location: Dallas/Ft Worth area
     
Jul 24, 2012 13:42 |  #15

way cool!!! looks like fun.


  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

3,499 views & 0 likes for this thread
National Hovercraft Racing Champs.
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Motorsports 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is KMT916
876 guests, 244 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.