a few weeks back I accompanied a friend of mine was going to the nürburgring to take part in an after work racing with the pistenclub. so I tagged along and was kindly allowed by the oranizers to take some shots, I couldn’t go everywhere I wanted, but …
… I think I made the best of it.
as it was an after work event it was a bit later than I normally would get to the ring, so the light situation was a bit different and very interesting. starting with some shots from the middle of the pitlane as I did the last time and worked my way down to the hairpin at the end of the straight.
noticing one thing I hadn’t before, or not to that extend, the cars entering the hairpin had very different entrance and exit speeds coming even very close to stopping which forced me to adjust my shutterspeed on the fly. on the straight or even on the visits before at the nordschleife which you might remember the cars mostly had the same speed around the parts I was standing.
it was a great play and I can see how very cool the operation will get with a bit more experience handling the shutter speed on the fly while panning with the cars passing by and all.
the later it got and the further down the sun was the nicer the scenery became. I moved down the track as the sun went down and got to the point where I shot basically directly into the sun. well leaving the sun out of the frame, but it gives the cars the wonderful rimlighting and those little flares.
very moody, still powerful and showing the motion and speed of the cars.
also a 400mm lens or even longer would be quite useful, as the 200mm really gets to its limit 🙂
I hope you enjoy the shots and please let me know what you think.
have a great weekend,