Nikon D300, Nikon 300mm AF-S F/2.8 MKI, 1.7x TC, 500mm
The even thas long passed now but I thought I’d drag some from the archives and upload as these have never been uploaded before.
What better way to spend a cold wet afternoon on the sofa
All shot using a Nikon D300, Nikon 300mm F/2.8 + 1.7x TC, 500mm.
Audi Driver International is a favourite of mine to attend as I am a big Audi fan and also owner, so I cleaned up the S3 and headed down the M5 to Castle Combe Circuit in Chippenham for the day and got some shots using the 300mm 2.8 + 1.7x TC, giving me a very useable and pleasing 500mm f/4.8.
Here are some of my personal fav’s from the day
Normally around my birthday is the awesome Woodpecker Rally based nr Ludlow in Shropshire, and this year it fell on the weekend after my birthday so off we went down the A5 stopping for a ritual breakfast at the Craven Arms.
We always head into Radnor Forest for the stages but sadly this year they were out of bounds for specators due to severe fireroad damage from the years terrible rainfall.
Haye Park would be our destination for this year and it was one we’d never been to before so didn’t know what to expect really with regards to shooting locations etc.
We found a decent-ish spot but it wasn’t the best and thus made shooting difficult that day.
The photos I did take can all be seen below.
It was a grand day out however with fine weather, a trip to the pub on the way home for a dustbuster followed by a lovely birthday meal in the evening and finished off with drinks in the village – perfect!
Well, what a superb start to the 2012 BTRDA Rally Series.
Icy cold, snow still covering the ground and a rock hard frost all made for a very very wintery Wyedean Rally 2012. Temperatures never reached much above zero celcius all day, but clear skies and sunshine meant for conditions you could certainly cope with once dressed correctly.
Results all over on the BTRDA Rally HQ website, so all that leaves me to do is share with you some photos.
The main gallery is here and will be updated as more images are processed. If you do not see your car featured, drop me a line I may have it but I don’t always upload every single image as there are too many. I will be adding more photos over the next few days so please be sure to check back!
For now a few of my favourite shots of the day.
Next weekend will see the start of the 2012 BTRDA Rally season, and I shall be attending the Wyedean Rally down in the Forest of Dean.
Photos will appear here as soon as possible once home and a visit to the pub has been done and dusted; common post rally practice!
The start of the new year and the start of a new show season – and what better way than to begin with the Autosport International Show which was held at the N.E.C in Birminhgam.
There were plenty of awesome cars on display, showcasing some very handy engineering and raw power – a pleasure to be able to view really.
I am an avid Ford nut still even though I have an Audi so was very happy to see a large array of MKII’s, Cosworths and general Rally tackle! To sum the day up fully in a report would take all night and I would rather share with you a visual report whilst I go and sup my lager.
So please follow the link to the gallery and view my images from the day, I hope you enjoy.
Gallery Link – http://www.djaphoto.co.uk/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=5952
A couple of favourites from the day
This was one of many MKII Escorts present at the Woodpecker Rally 2011, but this one stood out for me. The number plate alone says it all!
I’d like to share with you all a desktop wallpaper to use if you like, simply click the image to open it large then ’right click’ on the image and ‘set as desktop/background’. Image resolution is 1600×987 @ 751kb.
Pictures from the 2011 BTRDA Woodpecker Rally are now all uploaded to the gallery and can be seen here: http://www.djaphoto.co.uk/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=5607
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A little slideshow from the images taken at Ford Fair 2011.
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I paid a visit to an old favourite of mine at Silverstone in the form of Ford Fair, which is europe’s biggest and best Ford display by far.
Many attend this yearly show to spend the day with fellow enthusiasts and display their pride and joy for all to see.
This had grown massively to the last time I went in 2004, so it was nice to see the positive progress.
All images can be seen here: http://www.djaphoto.co.uk/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=5473
Some favourite images…