Somerset Stages 2011

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Alastair Cummins, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    My last rally for a while now with car tax and MOT coming up amongst other things :(

    Rally winner Hugh Hunter was driving like he stole it all day!

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    Hugh Hunter Croydon 1 Somerset Stages 2011 1 by Allyc85, on Flickr

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    Hugh Hunter Croydon 2 Somerset Stages 2011 2 by Allyc85, on Flickr

    As was David Wright!

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    David Wright Croydon 2 Somerset Stages 2011 by Allyc85, on Flickr

    Paul Bird did well on his first attempt at the rally getting P4.

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    Paul Bird Croydon 2 Somerset Stages 2011 2 by Allyc85, on Flickr

    While Tom Naughton was all over the road at times!

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    Tom Naughton Croydon 1 Somerset Stages 2011 1 by Allyc85, on Flickr

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    Tom Naughton Croydon 1 Somerset Stages 2011 3 by Allyc85, on Flickr

    It was an awesome days rallying with the top 3 on the same time after 9 of 11 stages, and finishing 11 seconds apart :D
     
  2. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    number 2,3&4 ... really good, love the action, the churned up dust ... especially the red evo, the movement of the dust over the bonnet and it creating a backdrop to the whole image ... v good stuff!
     
  3. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    Shots 2 & 3 are my fave's, great shots.
     
  4. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    I do like that red evo shot ... I'd be very pleased with that indeed!
    Do you ever get to show the drivers/teams?
     
  5. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    Cheers, that Evo shot is one of my favourite ones ive ever taken and il be getting it framed at some point. I also like the second Hugh Hunter pic with the dust all over the bonnet, but that tw*t stood next to it really pees me off as its well beyond my photoshop skills to remove him!

    I did post some of my pics on the British Rally forum, but didnt get much feedback apart from one co-driver asking for a copy of this pic.

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    Julian Wilks Porlock 2 Somerset Stages 2011 2 by Allyc85, on Flickr
     
  6. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

  7. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

  8. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Action shots are well beyond my comfort zone at the moment, but no# 2 is out of this world!! What a cracker!!
     
  9. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    Well done on the publication Alastair...
     
  10. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Love the red dust in the shots and how it gives a feeling of speed and action - nice job picking the location, and capturing great light as well.

    And top marks for getting published :)
     
  11. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    Just had one of the drivers contact me about using a couple pictures from this rally for their website and wondering if I charge for pictures! I was thinking of maybe asking for £5 a picture but I really dont know if thats too much or too little, especially as I dont have my own site or company at the moment.
     
  12. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Too little I think. That's the sort of price you would pay for generic micro-stock. How many does the driver want to use?
     
  13. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Alistair, here's my generic pricing from motorsports events where I've taken shots and then sold them files & prints - it's been well received and I've felt that the return was worth my time on the computer etc:

    Hi xxx,

    I got some good shots of you and your xxx during the weekend.

    I've attached your x contact sheets for review - each image has a unique number, so they are easy to identify when selecting prints and enlargements.

    I've also attached a larger sample image so that you can get an idea of final image quality.

    Prices are:

    $20 - 8x12 - Fuji Crystal Glossy Print - Plus mail/packing (Rigid Photo Mailer)
    $40 - 12x18 - Fuji Crystal Glossy Print - Plus mail/packing (Photo Tube)
    $60 - CD of all digital Image Files (TIFF or JPEG) - Plus mail/packing (Rigid CD Mailer)

    Let me if anything is of interest, and I'll let you know the postage/packing and the total for any order.

    Many thanks,

    Chris.
     
  14. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    Cheers for the info mate, ive also had a look around a few other sites and decided to double what I was going to charge and asked for £10 an image. I think I under estimate myself sometimes, but then on the other hand I dont want them to go looking elsewhere for images that are getting easier to get hold of.

    Ive 3 of the driver from the rally, this being one of them.

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    Sara Williams Croydon 2 Somerset Stages 2011 1 by Allyc85, on Flickr
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011
  15. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Good job - if you can build a rapport with one or more, you can offer them coverage for the next event you attend - and set it up ahead of time - i.e. I'll be attending xyz rally on the abc date, and can provide images of your car.

    You then then get into better pricing, maybe access to the car in staging/maintenance, maybe even get them to provide you a letter saying you're providing images for the team/sponsors and you could hit up the rally organizers for a press pass based on that.

    Which reminds me - worth asking them for contact details for the sponsors of each car - so you can reach out direct and do a deal for images that show their logo(s).

    Sponsors love such shots for the office, the website, the newsletter etc, and are always after publicizing the money they've put into a team.
     
  16. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    Hmmm havnt heard anything back yet, though it could just be me being impatient!
     

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