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Vroom Vroom!

By LynneJoyce  
15 photos of the Formula Junior cars actually racing on the track at Croft Nostalgia Festival last weekend, plus 1 image of me in costume taken by Garrath with my camera and brand new lens at the request of Jasmine (Xwang.)

Taking photos of racing cars on the track is a dark art and one that I have yet to perfect - a much faster long lens is needed methinks - but I am pleased with the results that I got.

The opener is one of the winners (YAY sharp details but fuzzy background and wheels.) Car 35 is Andy Ace Harrison who looks after our cars, who persuaded us to attend the event, made us very welcome when we got there and introduced us to some very nice Petrol Heads. Good move Andy!

I really cannot praise the event highly enough. The whole thing was wonderful, the stewarding staff were a delight, the exhibitors and attendees a real pleasure to spend time with. So if you are able to, go next year but be warned, take plenty of mega sized memory cards!

Thank you for viewing and I hope that you enjoy at least some of these shots.

Tags: Transport Motor sport Formula junior CROFT-TRACK-DURHAM Croft Nostalgia Festival

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11 Aug 2016 5:01PM
It's the Silver machine in V3 that does it for me Lynne.

ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
11 Aug 2016 5:12PM
All pictures good but I think you may start a new fashion with V15.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
11 Aug 2016 5:44PM
I love your outfit, Lynne, don't think it's going to stay pristine for long Wink
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2016 6:42PM
white as white that outfit of yours
and such a wide smile!!
great set
ade123 9 285 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2016 6:51PM
An outstanding set Lynne and you really do look the part in your outfit although a little splash of grease and oil wouldn't look out of place Wink

prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
11 Aug 2016 7:07PM
Didi Bhai You are great in the racing circuit too
11 Aug 2016 7:16PM
Great speed set, Lynne, and love your track suit. Needs the compulsory few oil stains to qualify as a full petrol head Wink Wink. Fine images on the track.

Dave Wink
11 Aug 2016 7:25PM
A pleasure to view this superb collection, Lynne - I bet you had a wonderful time!
Am I to assume that all photographers need to be clad in white overalls in future??SmileSmile
A wonderful portrait - and the A40 Farina looks in pretty good shape, too!!

dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 793 England
11 Aug 2016 8:16PM
An interesting set Lynne.

I don't think you need a faster lens. Your shutter speed is fine for panning - in fact after you've got a few 'in the bag' I'd try going slower. That would be more hit and miss but the results where you get the pan smooth are worth it.

I managed well enough with a 400 mm f/5.6 lens for many years, and with the quality available at ISO 400 and 800 these days you should have no worries.

White overalls must help Grin

netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
11 Aug 2016 9:15PM
A great selection of imagesSmile
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
11 Aug 2016 11:16PM
The first, V8 and the last one are my favourites, Lynne.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
11 Aug 2016 11:47PM
An excellent set Lynne. With those coveralls on you could change oil.
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2016 12:58AM
I can't keep up with you and your new found love for speedy cars - I'm still scared to go over 45mph whilst learning to drive - very well captured images and I think we can all appreciate the difficulties in photographing
speed with emphasis on the car and blurred backgrounds.
Superb presentation and too many good image to single them out.
Award for all and especially your fun outfit.
Kate Grin
12 Aug 2016 4:30AM
If I wanted to get a thrill out of motor racing I would pick this size. So this is a wonderful set. Nicely prescented with a hard job to select a favourite. Well done Lynne.
Bantu 8 7 1 India
12 Aug 2016 4:49AM
Very nice,too good my aunt.

12 Aug 2016 7:48AM
Hi Lynne - I have to correct my previous comment!Blush
Having viewed your previous wonderful upload, I now know that the car I said was an A40 Farina is, in fact a Morris Oxford estate!

Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2016 9:31AM
Beautiful images Lynne... Must have been amazing to see...
All good in my view...
Isabel GrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
12 Aug 2016 10:33AM
A fine series of images from this event, Lynne, especially where movement has been captured in the background Smile Like the outfit in V15! Wink
Trev Smile
xwang 12 56 8
12 Aug 2016 4:29PM
Superb set, Lynne. You master the technique very well...and you know how to have fun.
Love V15, you looked marvelous! GrinGrin I'm looking forward to seeing your next professional move..Wink
HenB 13 6
6 Sep 2016 7:40AM
Great set Lynne and you seem to have mastered panning well enough.
Regards Harry

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