Wow thanks a lot for the mostly kind words.
Seems i'm in a minority
We'll there's always one isn't there
No hard feelings.
need more escorts going sideways
I agree! I have learned that the Hamsterley stages are characterised by their extremely high speed straights and long swoopy corners. I hiked around a 7 mile stage and the only good corner I found are the ones above with the rain in them.
The last shot - of the Focus is also great in terms of mood and composition but it lacks any action which kills the shot.
Also agree. As above, real lack of 'features' on the course. This was the only part I found that was out of the woods but it was a pretty tame kink in a long, fast straight.
I think you've got some professional quality pictures that you could sell for good money if you wanted to
I need to learn where I can sell stuff like this!
Have you been on photography-on-the-net at all?
I haven't but I just checked it out. Looks excellent, thanks for that.
All in all I would have liked to get a better variety of shots. There really isn't much in the way of scenery at Hamsterley as you're usually deep in the woods and there was only a few spots where you could stand back from the track and get a nice fast looking panning shot instead of turning on the spot as the car flies past and have only part of it in focus. Before I went I imagined some nice landscape shots with a car streaking through the scenery and I just didn't find anything like that.
I also need a medium lens. I have a 17-55 and a 70-200 and I always find myself wanting something in between.
A pretty fun and educational day out with a nice photo album to show for it. I plan to do a lot more stuff like this. The photography bug is back and I'm really enjoying it.
Thanks for looking.