For those of us in the northern hemisphere, winter is truly and well upon us. We can only look with envy to our friends south of the equator who’re now getting into their summer. The shorter days however have only seem to have inspired you to get out and shoot more or to raid your archives, searching out those hidden gems that you may have first overlooked. Our opening image this week comes from Kenneth Midgett, who captured this awesome shot of Alonso at the recent US GP. Shot from the public area using modest equipment but with a keen eye – proof that it’s what’s behind the camera that counts.
Sondre Mydland submitted this atmospheric shot of the Black Smoke Racing Mercedes drift wagon which Dino featured quite recently, the black and white tones here are superb.
Ross Jukes has perfectly captured that sometimes, you don’t even need the car to tell the story.
There were actually quite a few new contributors through our new Flickr group, including Rod Pilbeam’s FD at dusk.
Amongst a number of submissions from the elusively named R.Egea – this post could be filled with just their images. Plenty of gold if you browse the Flickr pool.
Plenty of submissions too from the recent Formula D Indonesia event. This shot from Raihan Skalski was a personal favourite.
Another one sourced from Flickr by user Nico86* who shot some beautiful black & white 35mm stills of this Cortina GT.
It’s not often that the old bank at Monza is used anymore, but Francesco Segato managed to capture Moto GP star Valentino Rossi competing in a local event in an M-Sport prepared Fiesta WRC.
Filip Grzeszyk has been killing it the last few weeks, and he continues his streak this week with this fire breathing FD shot.
Honestly, you can nearly hear the sound bouncing off the trees.
Last week I spoke about how sometimes a photograph doesn’t need to be technically perfect and this is a great example. It’s not super sharp, it’s grainy but hell, it captures the mood like nothing else. Incredible photograph.
The slower the shutter speed, the braver you need to be but once you keep winding down, it becomes more and more addictive.
Where’s Mads Østberg?
Sometimes, a photo doesn’t need a caption or a description. It says everything it needs to say on its own.
I shall be back tomorrow with the first theme of #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER so dust off your cameras and get ready. The winter just got exciting again!
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Thanks Paddy for choosing the alfa romeo i shot last year in La Serena, Chile. there are amazing pics in the flickr group, i will be adding my shoots in the future, cheers from chile !
AWESOME! Thanks Paddy! Made my day... can't believe you actually chose mine as the opening image, and thanks for the compliments as I find great inspiration from your and other speedhunters' work. Awesome shots from everyone else, too.
YEAH MY PHOTO GOT IN! haha thanks for being the personal favourite! Speedhunters was, is, and will always be my inspiration of cars and photography in general!
Ha, that caught me off guard, I thought my photo would be deleted from the Flickr group because of the lack of car! Thanks for posting...Ross
@rkalski It's a great shot Raihan, kudos. Maybe some might be interested in your setup & approach for the shot?
@Curlytop I have to agree with you, the quality coming through our inboxes and through Flickr, IG etc. is really impressive.
@PaddyMcGrathSH thanks paddy! hmm for this event i forgot to bring my zoom and got stuck with a 50mm haha i positioned myself standing on a table (to avoid the fence) 10-15m from the initiation point. used 1/25 as i forgot to bring my ND filter, and as you can see it still kinda overexposed