Abingdon CARnival Rally 2016
The Abingdon CARnival Rally is held every year on Dalton Barracks Military base in Oxfordshire. The Abingdon CARnival is a very popular event in the calendar bringing together a wide range of motorsport machinery over the 2 day weekend. Not only is the event about motorsport & competitors take it very seriously, but also about raising much needed funds for local causes.
The Saturday’s events are sprints & auto-tests. Followed by the rally on Sunday. These images were taken on the Sunday’s special stage rally. Tight twisty section before opening up into the high speed straights of the runways. Always guaranteed to produce some real exciting action & the odd spill or 2 on the demanding roads around the base.
Sports Photography is all about capturing the mixture of action & emotions for me.
I read somewhere that there are 3 main images to get when shooting Golf, The Backswing, The Follow Through & The Player’s Reaction…. Action & Emotion!
Coming from a Rallying background, I have an insight in what is going through the Driver’s head. The concentration in his eyes searching out the line through the bend. The Service crew desperately trying to rebuild the car when the driver didn’t quite pick the right one!! ….and the ‘Trying Hard’ marks where he couldn’t go any faster! …. Action & Emotion!