Sprinting against the clock

by Helen Hooker August. 29, 2020 537 views

All the events we would usually attend at Goodwood have been cancelled this year, so I was thrilled to hear that a small number of spectators were going to be allowed to attend the Summer Sprint today. I logged on early on Thursday morning and managed to bag a pair of tickets for Kevin and myself.

The event’s Covid-19 restrictions meant we only had access to the outside perimeter of the circuit, but to be honest, I’d have been happy with anything Goodwood shaped by this stage in the year! This event is a race against the clock, so there was no wheel to wheel action. Instead I focused on interesting cars and using the circuit’s architecture as a backdrop.

In between runs I also aimed my camera at the aircraft coming and going from the airfield. I caught the Harvard coming in to land, while some of the smaller training aircraft were doing circuits and bumps, practising landing and take off, which offered a different perspective.

I also used today to do some more slow shutter speed panning practice, gradually working my way down to 1/60 of a second. I need to do this more often for reliable results, but practice makes perfect!

29 August 2020

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Jim Hooker 1 year ago

A nice mixture of perspectives.

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Thomas Thompson 1 year ago

How fun to be there and watch and capture

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