A few of my friends are thinking about dumping their Facebook accounts, but personally I’m fully addicted to the site… I love dialing in to see what people are up to around the world…. For example this weekend on Facebook, I noticed that Australian photographer Matthew Mead was out shooting at the Bathurst 12 hours. I sent him a note to see if we could have a look at his photos and he’s kindly shared some snaps with us. Thanks Matt!
Along with the Nurburgring Nordschleife, I’d say that Mount Panorama Circuit at Bathurst, Australia is one of the wildest race tracks on the planet. Are you guys familiar with how mad it is? The 6.213 km/3.861 mile track literally goes over a mountain with a total elevation change of 174 meters. That’s hard to visualize isn’t it?
We’ll have to do a pilgrimage to this temple of speed one day, but in the mean time, we can enjoy Matthew Mead’s art.
BTW From what I can see in this photo (and I have only driven the track in video games), Matt is NOT adding a camera angle to his shot, the track is really that steep.
Here two Mitsubishis plunge down the mountain. The second car in the photo ended up taking the overall victory.
The track is a public road most of the time BTW….
Evos-a-plenty at the race start? On the results tables they are listed as Mitsubishi Lancer RS’ and not Evos…. Odd….
Mitsubishis ended up taking the top four spots in the race…..
A bit of a different car to run the (nearly) famous Hankook livery….
Bathurst is truly epic. I bet Matt worked up a bit of a sweat trekking up and down the mountainside in the hot Australian summer!
This particular BMW ended up taking eighth overall.
Some fantastic slow shutter action….
This is the exact type of framing that I like to do with my videos… I usually like to look right down the exit of a corner and shoot the cars are they run over the curbs… it’s a guaranteed great shot every time.
Head over to Matthew Mead’s Flickr page to see more photos.