Great Western Sprint

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Iansky, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    I was at Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire yesterday for the speed qualification day, drivers do a lap and a half timed run to achieve their standing for future events, it does mean that they push their cars to the limit and in some cases to the point where fires occur.

    It was a good day apart from dropping my XT2 (hit the grass and rolled down a bank, I jumped the fence to retrieve it and was lucky to see "no visible damage" and all works perfectly - well done Fuji).

    These are some of the images and the full set can be seen on my blog - 571 Photography: Great Western Sprint

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  2. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    Ian, is your heart back to normal yet?

    As I said elsewhere good stuff!
     
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  3. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Hi Mike, just about - I have thoroughly checked out the camera and no evidence of any damage just one little scuff mark on the bottom corner of the battery grip.................absolute horror to see the camera body (with 1.4 convertor fitted) slip from hand, hit grass other side of fence and roll end over end down the bank - leapt over fence and down bank to retrieve it thinking it was the end only to find no damage to camera or convertor so very large sigh of relief and it carried on delivering the goods!
     
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  4. Mak543

    Mak543 New to FujiXspot

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    Shawn
    The last photo is priceless! :laugh1:
     
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  5. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Thanks Mark, I love the expression and the other driver waving as he goes past - a contrast of capability & speed!
     
  6. Britanica

    Britanica FujiXspot Veteran

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    Britanica
    If I dropped my camera I probably would have cried! lol These are very good shots.
    I have to get better at taking fast moving objects shots, the ones with the moving cars came out perfect!
     
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  7. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Thanks Britanica, apart from the scare it was a perfect day with lovely weather and good subject matter, first event of the season for me but certainly not the last as it is fairly close to where I live and hosts some good events.
     
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