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Yesterday was race one of the 2010 Townsville 400 and Jamie Whincup once again finished first. I took the opportunity to set the 5D MkII (with 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM) down to shoot a quick demo 1080 24p HD video of the first lap from turn one while I was shooting with the long lens. Here’s a quick look – feel free to click here to watch in 720p or in the full 1080p res!
Although I’ve never owned anything snazzier than a Holden WH Statesman (with a great 5.7L LS1 engine!) I do love great cars. The car I am really keen on getting (but probably never will) is a Mercedes C63 AMG but like many others my absolute dream car is a Bugatti Veyron. Watching Top Gear’s James “Captain Slow” May take one to 407 km/h (in front of more than a billion TV viewers) was really special and was really a defining moment for what many people call the greatest car ever made.
Enjoy the Top Gear video below AND a GREAT 4 part series of a National Geographic documentary on building the Bugatti Veyron
Top Gear’s James May at 407km/h
National Geographic documentary (Part 1 of 4)
National Geographic documentary (Part 2 of 4)
National Geographic documentary (Part 3 of 4)
National Geographic documentary (Part 4 of 4)
Well, racing has just finished as I type this – what a great event. My personal congratulations to those involved in bringing the race to my home town. Around 170,000 people attended the event over the three days and I haven’t heard a single complaint (apart from us photographers in the media centre ). Hopefully next year the organisers will take advice from the official V8 Supercar snappers and organise better photo positions and position the media centre in the infield and not the outfield. However, we were supplied with plenty of refreshments and no shortage of help so for that I am really grateful!
Here’s a small selection of my snaps from today [click pics to enlarge]
Was a GREAT day today in Townsville as the first day of racing kicked off at the Townsville 400. I was commissioned to shoot some general views, crowds and excitement as well as Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch. No problem I said! Managed to squeeze in a bit of action as well. All in all, a top day. Give the pics a click to see a larger version.