In an earlier post I referred to this annual event which I attended on two of the four days. The weather on the Friday was mixed with rain showers in the morning but Saturday was much better with blue skies and warm sunshine. Something of a rarity this summer even though it did not help my hayfever.
On the first of my two days I used the Olympus E PL3 as I thought this camera combined with the three fast prime lenses would encourage a more artistic approach, experimenting with depth of field etc. On the Saturday I reverted to the DSLR a Nikon D90.
I have been to this event on a number of occasions and its all too easy to take photographs of ‘whole’ cars followed by more of the same, either moving or still. So this year I tried to concentrate on taking some other images which would still say ‘Festival of Speed’ to the viewer but had a more specific theme. This is likely to be the first post of a short series on the Festival of Speed. This one reflects on the ‘Art of Design’. Yes, images of cars but perhaps simplified in composition and rarely showing the car in its entirety, although the first of these images breaks this rule straight away! It’s the JPS Lotus 72 which graced the huge sculpture which stood at the front of Goodwood House. After a morning rain shower the sun broke through the clouds momentarily and lit up the sculpture and beautiful lines of this famous Formula One car of the 1970’s.
Cutting edge design of the Lamborghini Aventador