An epic weekend, full of traveling, dust, gravel and great weather. As I said in the last year: “That was awesome – a great rally!”
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And those are my favorites:
Before the start
Improvise for a good spot
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrespildistab/sets/72157653822973834 (my flicker album)
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First off – there’s a rally coming up (http://rallyestonia.com/) – so as always we drove through all of the stages, looking for perfect spots for taking pictures. Unfortunately due to the recent sad events in the Estonian Rally World most of the “good” spots are marked as “prohibited area”, as the organizers can’t guarantee the safety of the spectators outside of the marked areas. Of course there are other reasons as well (crops, private land etc.).
I wish I could sit on that spot all the weekend, but it’s located in the deepest, darkest zone of the “prohibited area”. I hope that all the co-drivers will mark these turns as “slow” or “dangerous”.
With this picture I wish you all a nice weekend, enjoy spectating the rally, driving and get back home safe!
After some dusty gravel roads we parked our car and went orienteering. As a fluffy person I decided to pick a shorter track (4km) – I managed to run/walk 4.88km in 1h 1min 40sec. After finishing I realized that my sporty wife took a longer track and wouldn’t be back soon – so I took the camera out yet again. These were the results:
Anyways as I have a lot of followers and I can’t check all of your blogs and homepages – why don’t you leave me a comment on how are you and what are your plans for the weekend?
This years Rally Estonia took place on the 18th and 19th of June and for the first time it was a part of the European Rally Championship’s rally calendar, which meant even more big names, fast cars and people lining the roads in anticipation of a great race, which it truly was. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to reach all of the stages I wanted to see, but it was still a very enjoyable event (and the weather was great as well, although cleaning the camera might still take some time).
So here’s a quick glimpse of what you can expect once I find some time to sort out all of the pictures I took and put together an album – stay tuned!
As some of you might know – I have decided to develop or extend my photography skills. First test: Moving motorcycles.
It is really hard to get a sharp picture using AF so I tried to find a good spot, manually focus a spot where the driver with his bike should be and when it was time – take the shot. Here are the results:
As there were many distractions, I managed to take some other photographs as well.
Lesson learned: Choose the background wisely. (Blending colors).
Oops: AF decided that the driver and his bike are not important. (Shot with AI SERVO).
Benefits of the 300mm lens.
If your camera’s burst rate isn’t so good, you have to put your reflexes to the test.
Check every edge of your viewfinder!
2) Rally Estonia 2014
Test number two – moving cars, flying rocks and dust. By the way – A historic Porsche that passed me during the 2nd stage threw a rock at me … and broke my glasses. Fortunately they are still usable. Maybe I’ll add a picture of my glasses too.
The car didn’t survive the stage in case you’re wondering, we found it a couple of km’s from the spot where this was taken after the stage had finished. To crash out on the first kilometres of the first stage on the first day, that must hurt, a lot. And they weren’t the only ones, the same turn claimed at least 2 more cars.