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Title: Gran Prix Retro, Le Puy Notre Dame
Post by: marc pk on August 08, 2017, 05:20:14 AM
Every year at the end of July, pre WWII oldies are invited to race in the Loire Valley, near Saumur. This year I attempted to capture face expressions in a tight curve...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4431/35991358440_2a10b98513_o_d.jpg
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4431/35991358440_f95e93a6bf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WQr7WL)Le Puy Notre Dame 2017 4 (https://flic.kr/p/WQr7WL) by Marc Pecquet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcpecquet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Gran Prix Retro, Le Puy Notre Dame
Post by: marc pk on August 08, 2017, 06:53:34 AM
Now that I have gotten used to posting pictures again, here are a few more:
#1
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4395/35991358150_1830c434bb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WQr7RL)Le Puy Notre Dame 2017 7 (https://flic.kr/p/WQr7RL) by Marc Pecquet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcpecquet/), on Flickr

#2
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4391/35991356920_b1bbdc3f90_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WQr7uy)Le Puy Notre Dame 2017 9 (https://flic.kr/p/WQr7uy) by Marc Pecquet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcpecquet/), on Flickr

#3
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4390/35991357870_6345cd5b39_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WQr7LW)Le Puy Notre Dame 2017 6 (https://flic.kr/p/WQr7LW) by Marc Pecquet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcpecquet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Gran Prix Retro, Le Puy Notre Dame
Post by: marc pk on August 08, 2017, 07:00:40 AM
And two more; the first, "man with a long neck" and second "women love racing too !"

#1
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4410/35991358960_dc94747c49_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WQr86J)Le Puy Notre Dame 2017 3 (https://flic.kr/p/WQr86J) by Marc Pecquet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcpecquet/), on Flickr

#2
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4411/35991359450_dbc278d9ec_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WQr8fb)Le Puy Notre Dame 2017 1 (https://flic.kr/p/WQr8fb) by Marc Pecquet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcpecquet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Gran Prix Retro, Le Puy Notre Dame
Post by: CHOLLY on August 08, 2017, 07:17:34 AM
35mm shot at f/8 and 1/125?!?!

You panning skills are VERY impressive!
Title: Re: Gran Prix Retro, Le Puy Notre Dame
Post by: marc pk on August 08, 2017, 07:22:30 AM
Thanks, Cholly; It took close to 500 shots to get three or five that I really liked ! I was lucky, I was in a unique location thanks to an organizer !
Title: Re: Gran Prix Retro, Le Puy Notre Dame
Post by: Faldrax on August 08, 2017, 09:55:08 AM
Great shots - as Cholly said, very impressive panning to get the faces as sharp as you have.

I think I prefer the first two sets over the last couple of shots, as you get much more of a sense of motion to them.

Love the expression, etc on the first.
Title: Re: Gran Prix Retro, Le Puy Notre Dame
Post by: Douglas on August 08, 2017, 12:50:06 PM
These are great and I love classic vehicles. My favorite is the first. It makes me feel I'm on a thrill ride. Wonderful action and focusing.
Title: Re: Gran Prix Retro, Le Puy Notre Dame
Post by: chappo1 on August 09, 2017, 04:04:19 AM
As the others have said, terrific panning skills on show as all the faces are spot on.
It must be a street circuit as there are a couple of bystanders on a porch in the background....john
Title: Re: Gran Prix Retro, Le Puy Notre Dame
Post by: marc pk on August 09, 2017, 09:43:45 AM
Yes, it is a street city race. Every year, between 130-150 old pre WWII oldies and bikes congregate  in Le Puy-Notre-Dame (some 30 kms south of Saumur - France)  for a long WE. This was the 21st edition. Most of the owner/pilots come from the UK and France and actually focus more on talking about their cars and drinking wine than racing ! I was very lucky because one of the organizers let me stay behind a bale of wheat (protecting cars from a wall) in a sharp corner. I took over 500 shots and these are the best - but the others are good !
Title: Re: Gran Prix Retro, Le Puy Notre Dame
Post by: Douglas on August 09, 2017, 02:04:18 PM
I imagine they races are even more exciting if held after the tippling!