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Sep 12, 2005 12:33 |  #1

Hi All,

Not been to Donington in a very long time (over 2 years now I think). But I'm due there on Saturday to shoot two cars taking part in the Tuner GP. I believe they are using the National circuit.

Where are the best places to shoot from now, or have they not changed ? One of my favorite places used to be just before the spitfire but I'm told there has been a lot of barrier/debris fencing work in recent years.

Thanks in advance.

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Sep 12, 2005 16:17 |  #2

was there on sat/sun for the renault weekend, around the spitfire still the best place to shoot (good view as the cars come down hollywood craner into the old hairpin) only other vantage point was past the high fences at redgate looking down to goddards.




  
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Sep 13, 2005 13:37 |  #3

One of the reasons you never see Donington on my itinerary these days is it is simply horrible to work at, even accredited. Before the Spit and a couple of hundred yards after it where the fence ends (pan shots only I'm afraid). Take a step ladder and shoot over the fence at Redgate (no, I'm not joking, people have done it). Glenn goes there a fair amount and I know he isn't keen on the place, but he knows it well.


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Sep 13, 2005 13:59 as a reply to  @ KennyG's post |  #4

Hi Ian. Ken is right, I absolutely hate the place from a photographers point of view. I often wonder why I bother taking the cameras along at all when I go there.

Assuming you're limited to the public side of the fence, then my favourite (least hated) spot is on the infield just past the spark plug before the big debris fence shooting back towards the old hairpin. You can do pans, three quarters shots and with a very long lens (500mm + 1.4x TC) or cropping a lot, you can get an almost head-on shot there. Round by the Spitfire is OK... but the cars tend to be running down hill there and look a little un-natural. Pans are OK there.

If you can get trackside then the final chicane before the pit straight is the place to be.


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Sep 13, 2005 14:59 |  #5

Thank you everyone, just the information I needed. :)

My accreditation come through this morning :)

I'll do as best a job as I can.

Cheers

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Sep 14, 2005 11:48 as a reply to  @ iwatkins's post |  #6

Search and ye shall find :) ,

I'm going to Donington for the BSB next week and wanted to know where to go. If someone doesn't mind answering... where is the spitfire? I have only seen Donington on a playstation:D

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Sep 14, 2005 14:10 as a reply to  @ Fireblade's post |  #7

Fireblade wrote:
Search and ye shall find :) ,
I'm going to Donington for the BSB next week and wanted to know where to go. If someone doesn't mind answering... where is the spitfire? I have only seen Donington on a playstation:D
Shay.

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Sep 14, 2005 16:51 as a reply to  @ despot's post |  #8

despot wrote:
Craner Curves

Andy

Thanks Andy


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Sep 20, 2005 09:07 |  #9

last time I was there it had a wing missing too.


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Sep 20, 2005 13:37 as a reply to  @ Dave_G's post |  #10

Dave_G wrote:
last time I was there it had a wing missing too.

It's been gradually falling apart for years...


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Sep 20, 2005 16:31 as a reply to  @ Cadwell's post |  #11

Cadwell wrote:
It's been gradually falling apart for years...

So am I


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Sep 20, 2005 18:27 |  #12

think I'll do this too. (slowly fall apart that is)


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