A year at Prescott

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Richard Sloman, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Richard Sloman

    Richard Sloman New Member

    A (small) selection of my favourite shots from 2011 at the Prescott hill climb below, feels like it's been a long year compared with previous seasons and I'm not as happy with the shots I've taken this year as I have been in the past. Possible stagnating, I don't know....

    Anyway, photos... apologies for the watermarks, I'm sure you'll appreciate the need.

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    Last edited: Oct 5, 2011
  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    A superb series Richard and I like the consistency of the PP / B&W. I think what strikes me most about your images is that you have a very distinctive style that comes across and I suspect that is rare in motorsport. And, it's a style I like very much. I especially like your panning shots where there is much more 'environmental' detail present than is often the case. A great combination of high technical skill and artistry. A good example is in that second-to-last shot I think.
     
  3. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    I dont even know where to start!
    The consistency of style is what i like as i said (and pete said) before... They are really quite superb! I personally cant see how you would not be over the moon with them, but i guess if you feel you have been doing the same thing for a while then you might feel like that... But really i should be very confident!
    You dont see much motorsport photography of this quality imo...
    My favorites are basically all the ones that contain a lot of motion!
    Ironicallly, going back to when i have had a go at mortorsport stuff i would have binned my blurry ones not seeing the potential in them ... if only i had realised that this sort of thing could be done with them ...
    That said, i would have never got any quite as good!
    The one through the trees displays a level of understanding of what you were trying to achieve that could not be fluked I think!
    The only ones that do less for me are the ones with the people in, that perhaps look a little flat ... but i think it is possibly more due to them being next to a lot of shots that i really like, that makes them look less good ...
    Very impressive overall! Please dont stop doing this ... If anything, maybe look to concentrate on honing the people shots if you are feel stagnant as the motion ones of the cars in my opinion are spot on!
     
  4. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    Their All brilliant Richard I really enjoyed them!!! My favourites are the last 2 little frog eye throug the trees in particular .I Love the sense of speed! :) is the 1 part of the 2 tone on the bugat all chrome???? .....
     
  5. Richard Sloman

    Richard Sloman New Member

    Don't get me wrong, I know they're not bad pictures, it's just I've had specific shots in mind that I know I've wanted to get and I've played it safe standing in the same spots over and over again with a higher shutter speed.

    I've just not been as creative as I was last year, but thinking about it I might not have had the same opportunities.

    Anyway, much obliged for the feedback guys, nice to know I still have an (ever growing) appreciative audience!

    @Thomas, it's one of 5 special edition "Pur Sang" veyrons, carbon fibre and highly polished aluminium. There's so many special edition veyrons now that I seriously believe a bog standard one is rarer!

    Out of all the supercars I've seen, I have by far seen more Veyrons than any other single model. I have yet to see a Koeneggsegg or Zonda.
     
  6. Davie Hudson

    Davie Hudson Well-Known Member

    number 12 stands out for me as something akin to genius ... it's the one with (what looks like) the red ferrari. It reminds me a lot of the vintage tour de france posters
     
  7. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    Really nice stuff, they're motor sport shots but have loads of fantastic artistic elements in there as well that makes them very interesting.
     
  8. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    I cant really say any more than everyone else has, that is some some stunning work and definitely something for me to aspire to!

    Did the Champ Car actually run up the hill? Thats one of my favourite single seaters of all time!
     
  9. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  10. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Dig out that shout with the swirly dust going over the bonnet of the red evo(?) thats right up there with these in my books ... i love the photo! I'd bet Richard would appreciate it being in the trade and what not!
     
  11. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    must agree with all the comments above but mine has to be the midget locking up.........now that for me shows the levels of control of both driver and photographer,,great stuff..gets a hhf from me
     
  12. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Superb series - the artistry in the interpretation of speed is what really makes them IMHO
     
  13. Richard Sloman

    Richard Sloman New Member

    Thanks guys.

    The champ car is Emerson Fittipaldi's old Indy car, it did run up the hill but the runs weren't timed. Probably a good job too given it'll do 98mph in first gear and is set up for oval tracks.
     
  14. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    Yes I can imagine having that much power, on a narrow track with a car set up to go left would be "focusing" to say that least!

    You mean this one?

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    Yea was pretty chuffed with this one! The loon behind the wheel has to take alot of credit for it though, the corner was about 20 yards to the right lol.
     
  15. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    That's the one ...
    What was the original thread called I couldn't find it...

    I'm not sure you can credit a car driver with you photography skills ;)
     
  16. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

  17. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Nice one! That's going in the header! ;)
     
  18. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    Woohoo, excellent :D

    Sorry for the thread hi-jack Kev!

    edit: or Richard even!
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011
  19. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    It was Richards thread origianlly
    I think we have a rule against thread drift ... I don't really care for it as a rule though :)
     
  20. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    Its been a long day lol!
     

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