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#1551 elansprint72

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 14:35

Eric, we sold the T5 and went for something slightly bigger we now have a Mercedes Sprinter. If we ever get a cat, we will now have room to swing it!

 

The T25 "brickie" seems to be developing quite a following here in the UK.

 

All the best.



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#1552 dwh43scale

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 16:39

My first attempt to post from Dropbox so treat me kindly please if it doesn't work right.

 

Pin sharp, high speed, racing car photos are both impressive and intimidating !

 

So, on the cycling and action theme how about this from Revolution 6 at Manchester Velodrome in March ?

 

David

 

 

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#1553 dwh43scale

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 07:27

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#1554 Stephen W

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 07:29

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Calm before the storm



#1555 kayemod

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 07:58

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Calm before the storm

 

 

You have to feel a bit sorry for the guy in the Morgan.



#1556 Stephen W

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 08:15

You have to feel a bit sorry for the guy in the Morgan.

 

 

It's OK there are so many holes in the wooden floor that it doesn't fill up with rain water.



#1557 elansprint72

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 10:00

It's OK there are so many holes in the wooden floor that it doesn't fill up with rain water.

Also, Morgan is the only car I know of which has a damp-proof course- really!



#1558 E1pix

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 18:17

Eric, we sold the T5 and went for something slightly bigger we now have a Mercedes Sprinter. If we ever get a cat, we will now have room to swing it!
 
The T25 "brickie" seems to be developing quite a following here in the UK.
 
All the best.

Don't wanna derail but Thanks for the update. If you were to get a cat, you'd have to change out its VW tie dye for a Merc cardigan! Our "brickie" has done us well and that's a fitting moniker, even in color for ours.

My first "driving" was in my dad's Plus-4, which I steered a hundred miles at a time from the passenger seat at 13. Still remember just what it felt like.

Carry on...

#1559 Simon Arron

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 20:09

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Different lines, Brands Hatch.

 

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The joys of a British summer: Cadwell Park, June 2014



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#1560 Odseybod

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 21:24

The joy of a British summer #2: Donington Park, July 2014

 

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#1561 E1pix

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 21:53

Simon and Odsey, lovely!

#1562 elansprint72

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:29

The joy of a British summer #2: Donington Park, July 2014

 

 

I was standing in a pit garage during that storm; the rain was coming in horizontally through the back door and going out via the front. Never seen a cloud-burst like it. Within minutes the water level in an area of the paddock was up to the wheel-nut of a vintage car, due to a blocked drain! The lightning was like something made in Hollywood. This week-end I'll pack the full water-proof suit and the factor 50, plus shorts and a sun-hat!

 

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#1563 Odseybod

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:14

As you say, Pete, a tad damp.

 

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I spoke to one of the drivers in the 500 race (which happened after the one we've posted pics of), who told me he stayed out for an extra lap after the race was abandoned, simply because he couldn't see the pitlane entrance.

 

Dragging this back to matters photographic, despite my best efforts to protect it, the D300 got pretty thoroughly soaked, yet never missed a beat. Strangely, the last time it had been so wet was a couple of three years earlier, also as Donny. Hope the new toy doesn't have to cope with such extremes this weekend!

 

 



#1564 Simon Arron

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 21:01

The joys of Belgium, Jan 1-Dec 31 since the dawn of time...

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#1565 Odseybod

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 22:37

All part of a Cunning Plan to make it less tank-friendly?



#1566 elansprint72

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 22:39

Of course it rained a bit at Donington in 2010 too...

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Commentator: "And the green car is taking the dry line..."  actually it was!

At this point in Donington's history Kevin Wheatcroft was trying to make good the groundworks inflicted by the temporary lease-holders. Thanks to natural springs a huge lake had appeared behind the bund; mid-race JCBs appeared and tried to increase it's height. We were close to a serious inundation.

 

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#1567 E1pix

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 23:29

Awesome powerboat photos.

#1568 elansprint72

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 23:40

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#1569 Odseybod

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:44

Ah, the See Red meeting, when the D300 had its first drenching, even though I was at the 'shallow end'.

 

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And yes, I remember them working to stop the new lake bursting its banks. Hadn't the clever contractors blocked some ditches during their 'improvements'?

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#1570 elansprint72

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 20:28

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Great Donington Historic, so far: I have to be elsewhere (an Elizabethan manor house) tomorrow with one of the Elans. Enjoy the rest of it you lucky people...

 

Nice to meet up with old (and new) friends.


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#1571 elansprint72

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 20:53

At Donington today we had a DC3 pretending to be a C47 and this:

 

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Edited by elansprint72, Yesterday, 21:15.


#1572 JacnGille

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 00:34

:up:



#1573 elansprint72

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 06:35

One that got away... in my anticipation of the cars darting to the left of frame, I lost the back end of the Ford- damn!

 

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That B8 certainly had a full mirror!


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#1574 E1pix

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 07:52

Still lovely, but the McLaren is spectacular!!!

#1575 kayemod

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 08:53

One that got away... in my anticipation of the cars darting to the left of frame, I lost the back end of the Ford- damn!

 

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That B8 certainly had a full mirror!

 

 

That pic has stirred a a distant memory of a long ago TV Raymond Baxter race commentary from Thruxton. What I think we were told was the prototype Chevron B16 in its first outing, holding off a monstering Porsche 917 for the entire race, just like Pete's photo, exciting viewing back then, and pretty unusual for the BBC to show a fairly minor meeting like this, but maybe crown green bowls was rained off or something. It was one of those races where everyone but the two in front were irrelevant. I think the drivers involved were Brian Redman and Jo Siffert, can someone tell me that I'm not imagining this?

 

I saw my GP a couple of days ago, and among other things, he asked me if I'd had problems with my memory. If anyone can confirm what I thought I saw from 1970something, I'll be able to reassure him on my next visit.



#1576 MCS

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 11:14

Rob - your memory is good I would say.  Your comments rang a vague bell  - no idea why - and a quick search says 1970 (logical from a B16 debut perspective). Must have been a terrific race.



#1577 Alan Cox

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 18:38

30th March 1970 - RAC Sports car Championship

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Here is the extract from the Radio Times of the BBC1 schedule for that day

 

13.30 : Holiday Grandstand Introduced by Frank Bough
1.40; 2.5; 2.45; 3.20* Racing from
Kempton Park
1.45 The Rendelsham Stakes (5 furlongs)
2.15 The Coventry Stakes (1 mile)
2.55 The Queen's Prize Handicap (2 miles)
3.30 The 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes (7 furlongs)
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and CLIVE GRAHAM
TV presentation by FRED VINER
At 4.25 a recording of the Irish Grand National run at Fairyhouse this afternoon
1.50; 2.20; 3.0; 4.30* Motor-Racing from Thruxton
The W. D. and H. 0. Wills Trophy International Motor-Race Meeting: featuring the International race for Formula II cars.
Commentator MURRAY WALKER
(Organised by the British Automobile Racing Club)
TV presentation by BRIAN JOHNSON

3.45*
Rugby League
Castleford v Featherstone Rovers Commentator at Castleford
EDDIE WARING
TV presentation by RAY LAKELAND
4.55*
Results Service
Latest football scores, racing results, and news throughout the afternoon.
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events
Grandstand presented for television by BRIAN VENNER
Edited by ALAN HART



#1578 kayemod

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 18:59

30th March 1970 - RAC Sports car Championship

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Thanks Alan, but I didn't do too badly for a half-remembered TV programme seen only once 45 years ago. I'd forgotten that 4.5 litres of Porsche power prevailed in the end, though Brian Redman holding Jo off for most of the race in the barely sorted 1760cc (?) Chevron B16 prototype was a brilliant performance.

 

I was sure it had been Raymond Baxter though. If my GP read this and wonders how anyone could have forgotten a Murray Walker shouty commentary, he'll probably have me down for dementia next time I see him.



#1579 elansprint72

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 22:11

Digital photography:

 

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Here we have something which looks like it was shot as day turns into night at LM. Actually it was mid afternoon at Donington: this shot is straight from the camera; no manipulation of light vs.dark just a straight conversion from colour to B&W via Nik Silver Efex.

 

 

I have a lot to learn about "digital imaging".



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#1580 PCC

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 22:32

Digital photography:

 

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Here we have something which looks like it was shot as day turns into night at LM. Actually it was mid afternoon at Donington: this shot is straight from the camera; no manipulation of light vs.dark just a straight conversion from colour to B&W via Nik Silver Efex.

 

 

I have a lot to learn about "digital imaging".

Could it have more to do with metering mode than digital vs. analogue? Maybe the headlights of the lead car hit your meter's sweet spot and fooled it into thinking there was plenty of bright light.

 

If so, you wouldn't be the first photographer to bungle an exposure only to find that the 'mistake' is more compelling than the 'correct' exposure would have been...



#1581 TimRTC

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:39

Pretty common for headlights to do that, I have to be very careful angling shots with my D600 because it will often see headlights and produce an evening photo.

 

Pity I missed that rain soaking Donington, photographing racing in the race is so much fun - although a Texan rain storm at COTA was something else!

 

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#1582 E1pix

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 17:52

Digital photography:
 
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Here we have something which looks like it was shot as day turns into night at LM. Actually it was mid afternoon at Donington: this shot is straight from the camera; no manipulation of light vs.dark just a straight conversion from colour to B&W via Nik Silver Efex.
 
 
I have a lot to learn about "digital imaging".


Personally I think it's spot on as is.

Question: autoexposure, or predetermined on manual?

#1583 elansprint72

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 18:38

Thanks folks- I agree about the meter picking up on the headlight; I set the metering to just the single central rectangle in the array and also use that for auto-focus on the "continuous" setting; this keeps track of a moving object and effectively "locks-on" as the object moves closer, or further away. I set the shutter speed and allow auto to set the aperture and the ISO up to a limit of 6400 ISO.

 

For years I did it all manually and pre-focused on a spot on the road; the Nikon D700 has been a revelation to me, completely changing my views on auto this and auto that and I would never even think using other than a zoom now! For non sports shots I use it as a point and shoot, the zoom-ring is the only manual input.

 

Of course, when I use the Nikon F... it's back to the good old days and good old ways. :)



#1584 PCC

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 20:42

Personally I think it's spot on as is.

Agreed - however you got there, the final image is very strong!



#1585 E1pix

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 21:39

Pete, a question... and apologies if I'm missing something!

Why do you feel like you have to re-invent your methods? I can see using autoexposure under passing clouds and other changing light, or with flash in the pits, etc. But I am confused why you don't trust your tried-and-true metering techniques using manual metering. I am certainly no digital expert, but am using my D800E meter exactly how I did with my previous cameras (F3, F4, F100, and prior) -- and all is well.

As PCC said, the results are great! To be honest, your mentioning it as if you did something wrong sounds like the technology has you questioning what you already know -- and know well enough to grace us with lovely images time and again! Boy, I sure can appreciate how "the digital change" makes long timers feel, technology is freaking brilliant at making us feel dumb -- which is why I think there's three 6s in there somewhere... ;-)

#1586 elansprint72

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 08:02

Eric- I have to re-invent myself every 40, or so, years- that was part of my contract with the devil!

 

Off on the road for 8 weeks, with a couple of days at home in between; I don't think the interweb has been invented in Scotland or France yet so it will be silent routine from me- hooray, muttered the crowd!   ;) 



#1587 E1pix

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 08:08

Hence the three sixes!!!  :cat:

 

Man, enjoy your trip, we'll miss Ya! :up:

 

 

(unlike myself, to be sureā€¦ I'll soon disappear back to the void as well, to rampant roars from the crowd))



#1588 Odseybod

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 08:21

Bon voyage, both.  We'll keep the kettle simmering on the hob, ready for your return.



#1589 DogEarred

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 08:25

Greetings to both from Mr. Envious.



#1590 E1pix

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 08:34

Thanks, Guys. :-)

#1591 elansprint72

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Posted Yesterday, 21:24

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Maximum attack.



#1592 elansprint72

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Posted Yesterday, 21:37

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40 years ago, when I started doing this stuff, it was possible to get closer to the cars and thereby avoid all these awful backgrounds...


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#1593 TimRTC

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Posted Yesterday, 21:59

Its all fences these days, even at a proper circuit like Spa and even in sections not open to spectators.

 

From my latest upload - Saturday 1st September 2012:

 

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De la Rosa beats the Marussia of Pic by Timothy Young, on Flickr



#1594 elansprint72

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Posted Yesterday, 22:20

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