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Aug 04, 2010 09:59 |  #1

I was able to get some pretty good shots last weekend during the Total 24h de Spa race in Belgium.
There was also a round for the FIA GT1 World Championship (which was won by a Lamborghini !) and a round for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo ... enough text, let's get down to the shots :

Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo :

IMAGE: http://www.disegno-s.be/photo/super_trofeo_2.jpg
EXIF : 1/160e at f6.3 iso100 using 1dIV with 600 f4.0 IS

This one was actually drifting through the corner :lol:
IMAGE: http://www.disegno-s.be/photo/super_trofeo.jpg
EXIF : 1/320e at f6.3 iso100 using 1dIV with 600 f4.0 IS

Lamborghini wins the FIA GT1 World Championship round at Spa
IMAGE: http://www.disegno-s.be/photo/2010_spa_gt1.jpg
EXIF : 1/320e at f5.6 iso100 using 1dIV with 600 f4.0 IS

This Porsche crossed the checkered flag in first position after 24h of racing (this shot was taken about 22h into the race, hence the 'not so clean' looks ...)
IMAGE: http://www.disegno-s.be/photo/24h2010_winner.jpg
EXIF : 100mm 1/160e at f6.3 iso100 using 1dIV with 100-400 f4.5-5.6 IS

If you like to see more shots from this weekend, check these out :
Lamborghini SuperTrofeo gallery (external link)
FIA GT1 World Championship gallery (external link)
Total 24h de Spa gallery (external link)

enjoy ...

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Aug 04, 2010 12:32 |  #2

did you get any of the napa auto parts ferria.(spelling sucks) lol


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Aug 05, 2010 07:31 |  #3

Love #2 - a great shot!


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Aug 05, 2010 08:51 |  #4

Spa is my favorite track bar none! A photographers dream.

I don't recognise the corners, can you tell us more?


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Aug 05, 2010 10:50 as a reply to  @ Lowner's post |  #5

Nice pics

How is Spa for taking pics from the spectator area are there lots of high fences and are you a long way back from the track ? as i am thinking of driving down in Sept for the historic event.


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Aug 05, 2010 11:02 |  #6

Gaz,

Spa is built into the side of a hill, which gives some great climbing corners, the Spa classic is Eau Rouge, a sequence of steeply rising right, left, right corners with the last over a blind crest. It also offers some amazing general admission photographic opportunities. Pouhon is a favorite of mine because the corner is below the grass banking, so you get a good view of the cars approaching and around the corner, but do stake your claim to a spot early!

From Pouhon its possible to walk "against the flow" to the two corners before and very possibly further than that although I've not done it. Both offer good photo spots, again looking down onto the track.


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Aug 05, 2010 15:45 |  #7

Lowner wrote in post #10666263 (external link)
I don't recognise the corners, can you tell us more?

#1 is taken from the outside of La Source
#2 and #3 are at Les Combes
#4 is at Pouhon if I remember correclty

There are many possible spots for regular visitors to photograph these amazing cars, I was able to get Level A press accreditation which makes it a whole lot easier, they even offer a shuttle service to take you around the track on a parallel road ... very nicely organized !

To cover the 24h race I was able to borrow a 600mm F4.0 IS lens from Canon together with a 1dIV ... amazing combination, but a bit expensive for me :oops: ... and to be perfectly honest, 600mm is too long, a 500mm is more than enough, I own both the 70-200 2.8 IS and the 100-400 IS ... so a 500mm prime would be a nice addition ... I'll start saving now :rolleyes:

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Aug 05, 2010 17:28 |  #8

Mark,

I'm jealous. Although I suspect the accreditation means it was a working trip?

I can well imagine the 600 is too long for Spa, but there are other tracks I can think of where even that would be shorter than the ideal. The old Silverstone track for example.


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Aug 06, 2010 09:13 as a reply to  @ Lowner's post |  #9

Great shots. You guys in Europe have many great tracks and get to see awesome cars on track. I wish the FIA Gt series would come over here for one race a year just to see the Lambos and Maseratis. Keep up the great work!!




  
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Aug 06, 2010 13:01 |  #10

rudder34,

We do have some classics. Spa certainly is one of them. I also love wandering over the old banked track at Monza imagining the old Buggati's and Bentleys. But we also have our share of failures, like the new Valencia street circuit which is a disaster. And to be totally frank, airport perimeter tracks (which we have a lot of here in the UK) are generally flat and boring. What we need are tracks with personality, each one bringing something unique to the table, not the same old Tilke designs being foisted on the world right now.

I watched the MotoGP race at Laguna Seca on TV. The corkscrew is an amazing feature. We need more of that.


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Aug 09, 2010 11:46 as a reply to  @ Lowner's post |  #11

Thanks for replys re Spa will look into booking a hotel for the weekend i am spoilt as i only live 20 mins from Brands Hatch which is great for taking pics when they run on the GP loop can get very close to the cars.


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Aug 11, 2010 14:48 |  #12

The second shot is amazing.




  
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Aug 15, 2010 13:02 |  #13

560 or 640 can get a better lap time?


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Aug 15, 2010 15:30 |  #14

Great shots, i love the Gallardo in the first one


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