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Black Bull

By vaughar
Another car which had eluded me for some time, a year or so ago it was due to it's unreliability or driver error..
At Le Mans the driver almost completely destroyed it at the practice weekend, the ACO went to the unprecedented step of allowing them a new chassis (something which isn't allowed under race repairs in the championship), basically because of it's rarity.
Then in the race it didn't last much longer until another major failure.

At Silverstone this year though, it ran for most if not all of the race and I got a few good shots. Bit tricky to process due to the colour of the car, the details get lost quite easily.

Tags: Cars Racing Motorsport Silverstone Lamborghini Downhill racers Murcielago Sports and action

Voters: riprap007, NorthernEdge, firzhugh and 14 more

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riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
10 Aug 2007 9:51AM
really like the dyanamics of the angle, great capture

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10 Aug 2007 9:51AM
excellent shot...

race cars are always difficult to picture, but this really looks great.. and by the strips on the road you know how fast it went...

love it!
NorthernEdge 12 535 England
10 Aug 2007 9:55AM
no wonder it's a fast sport....they're always going downhill!

Glad you got your shot, looks very fine to me fella

vaughar 13 242 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2007 9:56AM
aye, move a bit faster than those sea snails...

less crunchy under foot too Wink
Matt_Lea 10 1 England
10 Aug 2007 9:58AM
Great action shot really sharp. MotorSPaort never seems to get much attention on here so you have got my vote.

Marc_Andrews 10 100 Wales
10 Aug 2007 10:04AM
How fast was it going?

Super shot. One of those types of photography I've always fancied trying my hand at but never gotten around too.
NorthernEdge 12 535 England
10 Aug 2007 10:04AM

vaughar 13 242 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2007 10:15AM
Hi Marc, this is after Stowe on the way down through Vale (I think)
So probably just over 100mph I guess.

Digital is ideal for learning motorsports photography, you don't have to worry about the 50% you throw away at the track or the 45% you throw away when you get home... Smile
Marc_Andrews 10 100 Wales
10 Aug 2007 11:29AM
vaughar, thanks for that.

If you only walked away with 5 shots like this out of a 100, you'd have to be a happy man Smile
vaughar 13 242 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2007 12:40PM
Usually about 30 or 40 out of 300, so that must mean I'm ecstatic!

Usually am, just that I can't get the other half to allow me to decorate the house with car shots Wink
martin.w 15 496 22 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2007 10:11PM
I threw all but one away last time I went to a meet.....and that one wasn't half as good as this!!
dutch01 13 58 England
19 Aug 2007 4:11PM

Thanx for your comments, I guess by the back ground you pan as oposed to picking a spot.
I can appreciate the difference, the motion blur on the background gives a feel of the speed these guys do. Excellent image, deserves more praise.

ripleysalien 10 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2007 10:05AM
29 Nov 2008 12:54PM
brilliant shot, very good sense of speed, and panning...

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