After Croft we made our way up to Oban where we would catch the ferry to the Isle of Mull, it was about a 5 hour drive so not something we wanted to do following an all day shoot and our ferry was not until the following day. We decided to head to the Lake District for the night and then we would drive up in the morning. As with all plans, they look good on paper. What we had to contend with was torrential rain and high gusts of wind.
It was raining at the campsite when we arrived so we went to the on-site restaurant in the hope that the rain would stop/lessen by the time we finished…we weren’t so lucky. We put up the two small tents and it took a while as we had to hide from showers and stop the tents from blowing away while putting them up. We got there in the end! I wasn’t convinced that I was going to have a good sleep as I saw lighting strikes in the distance and quite possibly heard some thunder! Fortunately, we survived and packed up the tents after a cooked breakfast 🙂
Yes, I’ve been on holiday again! This time I started by going to Croft Circuit to cover the British Touring Car Championship. There was also the Ginetta SuperCup, Ginetta Juniors, Renault UK Clio Cup, and the F4 British Championship being raced.
I was there for the Saturday qualifying and races, but managed to miss the 12 car pile up in the BTCC by a few seconds. I was at that corner, but as nothing was happening there I moved around and typically I missed all the action. Luckily all of the injured are alive and relatively well. I quite enjoyed trying to pan race cars and at one point on the Sunday I got to the point were I was panning at 1/50th of a second and actually getting some shots in focus and sharp.
Below is a selection of images from the day. I took well over a thousand and I imagine that’s the normal for the pros who are track side.
Deciding to take advantage of the decent weather today I went to the local reservoir to photograph some of the local wildlife.
I’ve decided that sunrises are a bit too early for my liking so made the change to doing sunsets. Continue reading