NICE BLACKMACHINE YO
Cameras charged, thermos flask primed, boots softened for quick escapes - can't wait. Even if I'm up at 4am
I feel obliged to update this. :lol: I have copied and pasted the text I wrote on facebook. None of these photos are edited.Taken out? WTF?! :lol:
The perils of rally photography; the best shots are taken from the most brain dead locations. I am standing about ~30-40 metres down from this corner on the outside, behind a gully and stone wall, which I chose because there was no way a car could hit me if it simply ran wide through the corner. However, that is not the only thing rally cars can do...
Mr. Greer cuts too deep, as you can see the lateral momentum from the inordinate amount of spray of rocks and gravel.
Smacks a tree stump just as this shot is being taken, which...
...barrels the car round the other way. At this point all I could think was "Thank god for rapid shutter, these shots will be amazing!". You can't tell from the picture, but the car is about ~20m away from me at this point.
Last photo; out of focus because I finally twigged and started running. The car landed where I was standing less than a second later. Missed by a foot or two; the rear wing clipped my elbow as I ran! Cost; dignity, a very muddy Canon, a very shaky Simon!
Got a standing ovation from the photographers at the bottom of the hill, though!