Motorsports Photography can be dangerous!

Motorsports Photography can be dangerous!

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Col 666

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1,046 posts

178 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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For a change it wasnt me that was in the firing line although where he was standing is my favourite spot......but not any more!
Initially they thought his leg was broken but I think he's fine just a bit sore, his camera looked a bit worse for wear though!














Iains pics from another angle -






Colin.

Edited by Col 666 on Sunday 14th June 22:20

john185k

2,249 posts

178 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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owch, that nearly happened with me today.. only with a classic mini at alot less speed... no barriers between me and the car though

baz7175

3,551 posts

176 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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Lucky guy - twice in the 2006 season I had a Formula BMW/Renault try to vault the tires in my general direction...here's one of them from my point of view just before I ducked and got showered with tyres and stones...



Edited by baz7175 on Sunday 14th June 22:33

VX Foxy

3,962 posts

208 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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Holy fk!

agent006

11,732 posts

229 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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Never EVER have your back to the cars when you're on the bank. Ever. Always have an escape route planned wherever you are. I don't mean to sound smug but it's basic stuff for both media and marshals that this guy nearly learnt the hard way.

baz7175

3,551 posts

176 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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agent006 said:
Never EVER have your back to the cars when you're on the bank. Ever. Always have an escape route planned wherever you are. I don't mean to sound smug but it's basic stuff for both media and marshals that this guy nearly learnt the hard way.
Exactly, so many newbies would appear throughout the seasons I covered of the BTCC and support races and they really didn't understand how dangerous a place the tirewalls were until their first brown-trouser moment happened biggrin

agent006

11,732 posts

229 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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You wonder why there isn't a box on the media pass application to tick for "Has passed trackside safety assesment".

kevin63

4,661 posts

218 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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Here is one I filmed, just watch the camera man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4ZyRNYPpig

Simpo Two

75,032 posts

230 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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baz7175 said:
here's one of them from my point of view just before I ducked and got showered with tyres and stones...
That reminds me of trying to photograph the Dukeries Rally back in the 1980's - you watch the car coming towards you in the viewfinder and think 'this is a good shot... this is a GOOD shot... this is a REALLY good shot... st, RUN!'

LukeBird

17,167 posts

174 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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Bloody hell!! eek

JohnS

921 posts

249 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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Ouch - scary stuff! Glad to hear he is generally OK.

jon-

16,166 posts

181 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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So glad he's ok. Lucky escape!

mybrainhurts.

90,443 posts

220 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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mybrainhurts.

90,443 posts

220 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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Closest ever, probably -----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFdGKeQph-Q

4hero

4,505 posts

176 months

Sunday 14th June 2009
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How many times has this guy crashed now Colin? smile

Glad the tog is ok though, definitely a pretty dangerous hobby.

In the news today: Five injured in rally car crash

And a shot captured by power images, that's me in the background, the mini hadn't finished rolling yet.



Edited by 4hero on Monday 15th June 00:11

mybrainhurts.

90,443 posts

220 months

Monday 15th June 2009
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Pardon my posts, chaps, I've only just noticed this is the photography forum...

I'll leave them there for their interesting content...

jon-

16,166 posts

181 months

Monday 15th June 2009
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4hero said:
that's me in the background
A real photographer would still be snapping. It's at least 10 foot away from you wink

baz7175

3,551 posts

176 months

Monday 15th June 2009
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jon- said:
4hero said:
that's me in the background
A real photographer would still be snapping. It's at least 10 foot away from you wink
lol - the good old "it's not close until you can feel it" style of motorsport photography biggrin

_dobbo_

12,598 posts

213 months

Monday 15th June 2009
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kevin63 said:
Here is one I filmed, just watch the camera man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4ZyRNYPpig
Jeeeeee-zuz.

eek

havoc

25,733 posts

200 months

Tuesday 16th June 2009
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Hell of a shot baz...some balls to take that first, THEN duck!