Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Race 2 I hear you cry?…. what happened to race 1!!!?… well… I didn’t go… simple as that :)… it was wet, there were some crashes and Tony Hutchings had a wardrobe malfunction which resulted in an excursion into… you guessed it… Tower corner…

So race 2… lovely sunny day, Bill was still not racing but was good to see everyone again… armed with sun screen and copious amounts of water I set off to Old Paddock to settle in for a little while…

I didn’t take pics of qualifying but sadly Keepo managed to stick a rod through his block and has essentially ended his racing year… disappointing… go Chivvy!!!.. 😀

Anyhoo… as is normal I won’t bang on about the racing as that info is out there already… this was the first outing for my Canon 7D2 body… it has a more complex AF system than I am used to and a 10fps burst rate…

I have to say I did struggle with it a little on the day… partially down to me being a bit rusty and I simply didn’t have the camera (or me) dialled in… the bright sunshine was playing havoc with my metering in Tv mode and was getting a fair few underexposed shots so switched to manual in the end which helped and had a huge amount of out of focus pics as I think I was running far to slow a shutter speed for the angles I was at and I chose the wrong focus mode… bugger…

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

First up are the GT’s…
Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

I also took the AE-1 with me and took a few shots… they aren’t processed yet but did get a little inspiration to process this one in the style of a grainy B&W film…
Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Then the mighty Mini’s…
Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Did find myself having a bit of a soft spot for the old Jags… particularly the v12 XJS’s…
Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Last but not least the Combe Saloons… Started off to be a very interesting race… James Winter got a cracking start then must have gone fishing or something (which he does do from time to time) and started dropping places…
Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Not my best shots ever… was really surprised I had so many rubbish ones… as always though you learn from your mistakes so onwards and upwards… 🙂

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