#iamthespeedhunter: Static & Speed

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!

Paddy McGrath
paddy@dev.speedhunters.com

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We created #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER to allow you the opportunity to share your skills and car culture experiences from around the globe with the rest of the Speedhunters audience.

How do you get involved? It’s simple…

Flickr - Join our #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER Flickr Group and share your favourite photos with us and others.
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E-Mail – If you’ve been to a cool event and captured some amazing images, be sure to e-mail them to us oniamthespeedhunter@dev.speedhunters.com and tell us a little bit about the event. The images need to be a minimum of 800×533 pixels.

日本のSpeedhunters読者にお知らせです。
Speedhuntersでは、週一回#IAMTHESPEEDHUNTERにて、読者の皆さんから寄せられたカーシーンの投稿写真を紹介しています。
投稿写真は、カーレース、カーショー、イベント等、車に関するものならなんでもOKです。
Speedhuntersで皆さんの撮ったカーシーンショットを世界中のファンに紹介して、あなたもSpeedhunters記者の仲間入りしましょう!

#IAMTHESPEEDHUNTERには、ツイッターかインスタグラムにて簡単に写真を投稿していただけます。

上記方法で写真を投稿する際は、写真に#IAMTHESPEEDHUNTERのハッシュタグを付けてください。
また、メールアドレスiamthespeedhunter@dev.speedhunters.comでも投稿受付しています。

写真は、800×533 ピクセル以上のJPGのフォーマットでお願いします。
上記サイズより小さい写真ですと、すばらしい写真でもサイトの写真サイズの関係上掲載できないことがありますのでお気をつけください。
投稿された写真は世界中のSpeedhunters読者とシェアされますので、あなたのベストショット写真を投稿してくださいね!
また、写真に併せてどういった写真なのか、どこで撮られた写真なのかの説明と投稿者様のお名前を明記の上投稿お願いします。

皆さんからの投稿お待ちしています!


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15 comments
Bruno vega
Bruno vega

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 !

Kalim Iqbal
Kalim Iqbal

That last photo is of Eau Rouge isn't it? Is that girl leaning over the support race pitlane wall?

OneGiant_Leap
OneGiant_Leap

Awesome Pictures of the world that is cars. This should be a monthly thing

SMRacing
SMRacing

Thanks speedhunters for posting my photo !

midgeman
midgeman

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.

 

Kenneth Midgett

rkalski
rkalski

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!

 

Raihan Skalski

Fg2_FrAn
Fg2_FrAn

Beautiful pics indeed! Awesome how you can see different styles in all of them

RossJukes
RossJukes

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

EddyPole
EddyPole

That 2nd to last photo is insane! The lighting in the dust is beautiful!

Curlytop
Curlytop

There's some real quality coming through these types of posts! Awesome.

Paddy McGrath
Paddy McGrath

 @rkalski It's a great shot Raihan, kudos. Maybe some might be interested in your setup & approach for the shot?

rkalski
rkalski

and i would like to give props to other photos that got in! they're all super-awesome!

Paddy McGrath
Paddy McGrath

 @Curlytop I have to agree with you, the quality coming through our inboxes and through Flickr, IG etc. is really impressive.

rkalski
rkalski

 @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


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