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  1. MattyW

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    I decided to venture over to the Lakes for the first time in my life to catch the rally on Saturday. A really beautiful part of the world, yet I didn't take a single Landscape photo while I was there.
    A great rally, with a lot of top entries, but a bit lacking in the Historics. Unfortunately I didn't get to see either Hugh Hunter in his Focus, or Malcolm Wilson in the Fiesta S2400 he was driving, as both retired before getting to Grizedale.
    Still a great day, and tried to go easy on the tilting of my shots for once!

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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. Neil.

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    A great set of shots. Good to see the cars set in spectacular scenery. Also like the backlighting on the dust in #2. The last two look a little dark to me but that may be my monitor.
     
  3. Phil Rainford

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    Excellent set .....looks like a lot of thought has gone into each of the images :clap:


    Phil
     
  4. chrispons

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    Just my type of stuff ,great ,imaginative compositions ,Matty,nicely shot.

    Thank goodness you used the stunning backdrops .

    And my neck doesn't ache either:)

    Great set !
     
  5. James Thomas 75

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    Excellent set I really like them all,but No 3 is my favourite.
    I'm probably in a minority thinking this,but I much prefer rally shots taken with a scenic perspective - rather than tightly cropped like many are.
     
  6. Fly_Half

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    Very nice indeed Matt, some lovely angles and composition really showing off the scenery.

    My only small gripe is that 1, 4 & 5 look a little under-exposed on my monitor.

    Rhod
     
  7. pingramtedd

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    These photos really are EPIC!
     
  8. Dexter247

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    Love those especially 3 and 4 very different from most rally photos you see.
     
  9. MattyW

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    Cheers all, glad these are meeting with some approval. I specifically tried to avoid the tilt, following comments on my last set from the Riponian Stages. Also, I think that taking a more landscape approach was a good move, I still came away with the usual closer shots of cars, but went out with my mind set on getting some more scenic shots. Going on the feedback, this was a good idea.
    The only trouble I think is the lack of action they convey, as I couldn't pan, as I would lose the clarity of the backgrounds. A dusty day would help this though. I think a lot of it is about selecting the right spot to shoot from. If anyone has any ideas on how to find out more stage information I would be more than grateful, as I just end up walking as much of the stage as I can to try and find a good shot. I want water splashes, jumps and dust. How do I find these?????? There seems so little info on the net about this.

    Many thanks for the comments so far guys! Appreciated
     
  10. mike hayes

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    I wouldn't go as far as preferring them, but like you I do like the scenic perspective. They often tell a story, putting the action into perspective. 5 & 6 do it quite well, although for me the scenery takes the eye away from the car in No 3. Or you could say it really puts rallying into perspective against the majesty of nature :)
     
  11. Corsa

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    Love No3 very much.......well I would say that wouldnt I as I sponsor Sion Matthews in his Mk2 .....

    Seriously though cracking shot totally different to what is usually on here

    Dave
     
  12. Haris

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    Nice set, like the last one the most
     
  13. Graphix501

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    Top Rate work, really excellent all round...#3 for me as it looks like a composite :D
     
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    stunning shots, put my efforts to shame, well done,
    Dave
     
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    Im reluctant to put any of mine up now, cos these are superb, I'm sure after your first visit to the Lakes you'll be back...........
     
  16. MattyW

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    Thanks all for your feedback. It was a great rally to spectate, even though there were a number of retirements before the stages I made it to.
    I will go back and check the ones flagged as underexposed. I upped the contrast in a couple of those so have probably been a bit heavy handed.
    Will definitely be making a trip back to the lakes. MUST take some landscape shots over there next time too.

    I'm sure if you offered me a grand or two, I could email you the file haha :D
     
  17. jontydixon

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    loving these! excellent
     
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    Cracking set, number three is my fav
     
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    Really nice set.
     
  20. Andrew_S

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    Gorgeous stuff. Love these sort of rally photos!
     
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    Hi, I like all your images, but number 3 caught my eye straight away.
    To me it shows that it's almost in a little world of it's own, shielded by the trees, like a picture post card. Well done.
     
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    Really like these.
    Not your typical rally shots, but some interestingly composed shots showing the cars and backdrops together.
    First rate stuff and makes me want to stand by a muddy track on a freezing cold day haha!
     
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    2nd one is amazing :)
     
  24. MattyW

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    Jeez, thanks for all the kind words. Got to say, it's much easier to take a good photo in the lakes it seems. Definitely going to try and persevere with this style of rally shot, as I am going to hopefully attend a lot more in the coming year. Definitely worth standing out in the cold on a winters day for!!
     
  25. GAZA62

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    As said above great compositions in this set and the colours and light are lovely gonna have to be 4 with that stunning backdrop great work (y)
     
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    Excellent stuff Matty, #3 has to be my favourite..
     
  27. blatman

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    As I built and prepare the Escort in picture No. 6, I can tell you that your picture has gone down a bomb with Simon and the team!
    Brilliant shot!

    Salut!

    Blatman.
     
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    Great set of pics, 2 & 4 are my favourites
     
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    #3 is beautiful. Also love #4. All nice thoughand its great to see some scenery and atmosphere
     
  30. MattyW

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    Thanks all for your kind words. It really is appreciated, and I'm glad that people are feeling some of these shots. Can't wait for the next rally now..... I have half a mind to hammer down to Epynt this weekend! But I think the Borders rally will be more realistic.

    Blatman - Thats awesome to hear. I have a couple more of your escort which I haven't had a look at yet. Let me know if you want a copy! (y)

    Matty
     
  31. deno

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    Very nice set, its nice to see something a bit different, No3 & 4 stand out for me.
     
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    Great use of the scenery. As others have said #3 jumped out to me. Great shot. Works especially well as no spectators or red tape to "spoil" the scenery, lovely stuff.
     
  33. blatman

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    Blatman - Thats awesome to hear. I have a couple more of your escort which I haven't had a look at yet. Let me know if you want a copy! (y)

    Matty[/QUOTE]

    Yes please, would be really grateful for a copy.

    Salut!

    Blatman
     
  34. blatman

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    Yes please, would be really grateful for a copy.

    Salut!

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  35. One_s_que

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    One rally I wanted to get to this year, sadly ended up at home building a greenhouse.

    A great set of photos far better than the normal close in cropped action shots which can become a little repetitive. What you lose in movement you gain in overall view, so from my point of view I really liked the composition.

    Regarding information / maps, have a look on some of the rally forums maps are sometimes available to help plan your day out.
     
  36. hoochy1

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    some nice shots there matty cant beat the sound of a escort on full chat esp if its a rs owned a few mk1 escorts over the years , theres 1 in this list of meet/shows/rallys that may intrest you matty as the scenery will be a plus point

    sun 24 mar hot hatch car track day knockhill
    sun 7 apr scottish championship car racing (smrc) knockhill
    sun 14 apr hot hatch car trackday knockhill
    27th/28th apr scottish championship bike racing (kmsc)
    sun 5 may scottish championship car racing (smrc) knockhill
    sun 12 may british rallycross knockhill
    sun 19 may scottish ford live & hot hatch car trackday
    sun 19 may classic car show bridge of allan park
    wed 22 may stock car summer series (6pm) knockhill
    25/26th may knockhill motor sports club car racing knockhill
    1/2 june tagra bealach-na-ba auto distance event (apple cross) starting points inverness, aberdeen,perth,glasgow
    8/9th june scottish championship bike racing (kmsc) knockhill

    the apple cross 1 its a awsome place if you have never been there
     
  37. Aspock

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    3 & 6 are great, good work

    Aidan
     
  38. MattyW

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    Thanks very much guys
    @hoochy1 - thanks for the info - that Targa Bealach Na ba looks really interesting, and definitely looks a good place for epic views. I'm ashamed to say I've not been to Scotland the once when I was a kid, but now I've moved up to North Yorkshire, there's not a lot of excuse left. cheers again
     

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