Silverstone 2011 Revisited – 2

Since I have a few more shots from the 2011 FIA GT1 Championships event which I attended at Silverstone, I thought that I would continue the Silverstone 2011 Revisited series with some more posts. This shot is of a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, in one of the the GT3 races.

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Mercedes-Benz SLS No 12 in GT3 race at Silverstone

I found it pretty time consuming and difficult to find good spots for photography.  This shot was taken just after the car emerged from behind the pits, and this was probably the best position that I managed to find on that day.  Panning was a bit ‘hit and miss’ as although you could hear the cars coming, you couldn’t see them until the last moment.

Silverstone 2011 Revisited – 1

I know that I should be out taking new photographs, but during a few free moments I’ve just been looking back through some photos from over a year ago, when I was lucky enough to attend the GT1 Championships at Silverstone.  I did post a few images then, which can be found here, but there were quite a few that were not posted, and my ideas for post processing and presentation have changed a bit since that time.

Since my interest in motorsport will always be with me, I may pop in a few new images from that meet.

First, here is a shot of the Super Trofeo lead car for the supporting Lamborghini races, which I took in the paddock.  I have cropped it more tightly than in my original, unposted shot and boosted the contrast and saturation a bit.  If only I could have avoided the ‘self portrait’!  Photoshop I hear you say?  Maybe.

I like it better but suspect that there is still scope for cropping it even tighter.


I think there may be some more to come.

Silverstone GT1 Championship 5 June 2011

I am going to digress from my Cuba story briefly, to cover another of this year’s highlights.  Just a few days before the event, my brother-in-law asked whether I would like to go with him to the FIA GT1 Championship at Silverstone.  I’ve been very interested in motor sport since I was a youngster, and that’s a long time!  The background was that he had acquired via his neighbour, invitations from the Nissan teams of SumoPower and JRM for two people to attend on 5th June .  These invitations included a Grid Walk and the temptation was too much to resist.

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