It was all relatively low speed stuff on a tight tarmac circuit full of 90 degree turns but Race Retro is a great opportunity to get close to the action.
This selection was shot in a mix of manual and shutter priority mode
The weather was appalling, but it didn’t dampen anyone spirits and everyone knows rally cars look better in the rain!
If you have even a passing interest in cars or motorsport you can’t help but love the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Every July, Lord March opens his grounds to tens of thousands of petrolheads. All the major car manufacturers build what can only be described as huge showrooms and the top F1 teams roll up in their trailers.
An event not to be missed by any respecting car nut!
This year I decided to try something a little different. Instead of using just the available light and adding a wink of fill with an on-camera ETTL flash, I got the light a bit higher. A lot higher in fact – about 10 feet up at the end of a monopod positioned by Helen, my able assistant for the day.
Half power on one of my old Nikon SB-28’s was the sweet spot with the camera set at its max sync speed of 1/200th and the aperture ranging between f5.6 and f9 depending on whether the subject was in or out of the shade. The flash was also physically moved closer or further out to match the aperture (closer as the aperture was stopped down) to save adjusting it between shots.
Here are the results: