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Festival of Speed – The People

This is the second post relating to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s been a busy summer so it has taken me a while to complete this entry and there may still be one more to come!

This event is wonderful for its cars but also for the people who drive them or indeed simply spectate. Hopefully these images give a flavour of ‘the people’ at Goodwood.

Its twenty years since the Festival of Speed came to Goodwood, courtesy of the Earl of March. It’s grown and grown, year on year, but one person who has regularly been invited but never come, made his debut appearance on this occasion – Alain Prost or ‘The ‘Professor’, the great Formula One champion of days gone by.

Alain Prost and the Earl of March
Olympus E PL3 45mm f2.5 1/400 ISO 200


Rally Driver
Olympus E PL3 45mm f4.5 1/100 ISO 200


My turn soon……
Olympus E PL3 45mm f 2.0 1/320 ISO 20


No power steering……or silencers!
Olympus E PL3 45mm f2.0 1/320 ISO 200


It’s behind you!
Nikon D90 35mm f8.0 1/250 ISO 200


Father and son
Nikon D90 35mm f6.3 1/250 ISO 200


Having a break
Nikon D90 35mm f4.5 1/250 ISO 200


Penelope Pitsop
Nikon D90 35mm f8.0 1/320 ISO 200

Penelope Pitstop

Top Gear – not so popular these days?
Nikon D90 125mm f5.0 1/500 ISO 200

Top Gear stand

Festival of Speed 2012 – Art of Design

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.

John Player Special Lotus 72
Olympus E PL3 Panasonic 20mm f1.7 at f7.1 1/1600 ISO200

The unmistakeable grill of the Bugatti Veyron
Olympus E PL3 Olympus 45mm f1.8 at f1.8 1/3200 ISO200


Cutting edge design of the Lamborghini Aventador
Olympus E PL3 Olympus 45mm f1.8 at f3.2 1/320 ISO200

McLaren TAG Turbo MP4/2C from 1986
Olympus E PL3 Olympus 45mm f1.8 at f3.2 1/250 ISO200
Ferrari 312/68 V12 Engine detail
Olympus E PL3 Panasonic 20mm f1.7 at f4.5 1/80 ISO200

Bentley Blower
Nikon D90 Nikkor 35mm f1.8 at f5 1/400 ISO200

BRM P261 (1965)
Nikon D90 Nikkor 35mm f1.8 at f7.1 1/1000 ISO200
Ferrari 250mm
Nikon D90 Nikkor 35mm f1.8 at f4.0 1/1000 ISO200
Ferrari 312T3
Nikon D90 Nikkor 35mm f1.8 at f6.3 1/320 ISO200
Lotus Evora
Nikon D90 Nikkor 35mm f1.8 at f6.3 1/25 ISO200
BRM P261 (1965)
Nikon D90 Nikkor 35mm f1.8 at f7.1 1/1000 ISO200