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Hermann Layher in action with his 1909 Blitzen Benz at the 75th Goodwood Members' Meeting, Sussex, UK. Lens: Sigma 70-200 f2.8...
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Hermann Layher in action with his 1909 Blitzen Benz at the 75th Goodwood Members' Meeting, Sussex, UK. Lens: Sigma 70-200 f2.8
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9 Comments | Report
SuperPhotos PRO
 
SuperPhotos March 21, 2017
Very nice!
Merlot Platinum
 
Merlot May 23, 2017
Nice shot and a lovely car
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal July 22, 2017
It is really great. Congratulations on your award!
Daisy00
 
Daisy00 August 12, 2017
Breathtaking shot!! Congratulations on your award!!!!
kellyfox Platinum
 
kellyfox November 26, 2018
Fantastic image!
ruaridhfraserdouglas Premium
 
ruaridhfraserdouglas January 12, 2021
Love this photo Great clarty of image, Showcases that beautiful Car expertly.
Great sense of speed too!. Love it. Well done.
georgerusso
 
georgerusso January 12, 2021
Wow this is a lovely sight 😀
Eddie_Bulfin PRO+
 
Eddie_Bulfin January 14, 2021
Great focuswith just the right amount of movement blur to give the impression of great speed. It is not everyday you can see a car built in 1909 that broke the World Speed Record. Thank you for a great photograph.
monikasigrist Platinum
 
monikasigrist February 19, 2021
Pretty cool

Behind The Lens

Location
Shot taken at the Goodwood Members' Meeting, Sussex, England, on March 18 2017. I was working as a photojournalist and had the advantage of a trackside tabard, although to be honest that isn't a huge benefit at Goodwood - at certain corners I believe the best images are captured from the high spectator banks, which subtly alter the perspective. Wherever you stand, there are no debris fences to obstruct the view. In this instance I was in a restricted area to the outside of Woodcote - the penultimate corner of the 3.81-kilometre/2.67-mile lap.
Time
Early afternoon, though I can't be specific as I don't know whether the D700 was set to summer or winter time - I rarely bother to change camera settings when the clock shifts backwards or forwards. Sorry...
Lighting
With motor racing events, you have to accept the prevailing conditions and make the best of them. I'm quite happy shooting in heavy rain, because spray can help create an interesting image (to my mind, at least). In this instance, it was all a bit flat and grey. Very March. Very England.
Equipment
Nikon D700 and Sigma 70-200mm f2.8, shooting hand-held at 1/100.
Inspiration
I love the old Edwardian cars that race occasionally in the UK, so I was always going to be trackside (rather than in the paddock) when they came out. This was a practice session, so I was looking for single-car shots rather than groups. Perching on top of the bank was an option, but I felt standing behind it was better so that the blurred daffodils added a splash of foreground colour.
Editing
Crop. Auto smart fix in PS Elements 14. Save...
In my camera bag
Two of three Nikon bodies - D800E, D800 and D700 - plus Nikkor 300mm f4, Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6, Sigma 70-200 f2.8, Sigma 18-35 f1.8 and Sigma 24-105 f4. That apart, I have a few spare batteries and cards and two Storm Jacket rain covers, which are absolutely brilliant.
Feedback
Experiment, experiment, experiment... When panning, I usually start at 1/125 or 1/160 and move up or down in both directions, usually between 1/60 and 1/320, although it depends on location and cornering speeds. When shooting racing cars/bikes I normally favour a clean background, but I'm less bothered about that with panning shots because hopefully the bits around the car will just be a colourful mush. Hopefully...

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