Rainworth Skoda Dukeries Rally (Ford Escort Mk2), Nottinghamshire, England
Hey everyone again last week was a bit surreal in terms of Flickr as I managed to get 4 or 5 of my images into Flickr Explore. Not quite sure how as they were old images, I think it was due to my latest image before this one getting into Explore and viewers checking out my older uploads which caused them to get into Explore. Explore does remain a mystery to me lol but thank you to you all last week, as always it does mean a lot to me that you all take the time to visit and comment on my photos, I thank you.
Anyway, this photo was from the Dukeries Rally up in Sherwood Forest in Nottingham. I met up with fellow Flickr and Twitterers James, Mark and Chris and what a really enjoyable day it was, top guys :-).
Be sure to check out their stunning photostreams :-)
This type of photography is not my normal type of photography but I am really getting into it. This is my second ever rally I have been too but I have learnt that it can be a quite challenging type of photography due to the fast nature of the sport but I persevered and got this.
This photo was me messing around with my panning technique and can assure you there is no Photoshop trickery in this one, this was completely handheld pan as the car sped around the corner, it was a little bit of trial and error but it was quite hard to do at shutter speeds as slow os 1/30s. Not quite as sharp as I would have liked it due to the f-stop I had to use but I like the sense of speed it creates. I originally cropped it at 16:9 but felt it had too much else going on around the car so cropped it square (1:1) and feel this works a lot better, what do you think?
As per usual any constructive criticism is always welcome :-)