Another nice series Art.
That last shot is what happens when the rider hits (bounces) off the photographer.
Art, you asked.
I think you need to open the lens more. So the second driver in two and three will be out of focus. Just my two cents.
Yea, that is close to what it looks like. I was very, very close to where a bike hit the wall, just behind me. Brutal. Made me think....
All media photographers are required to attend a morning daily briefing from Race and Track Officials in the Media Centre before we get our Media Vest.
1) they tell us where we can and can't go. And why.
2) they tell us not to do the stupid things that stupid people have done in the past.
3) they tell us not to be GOULS in a crash situation. Wait until driver is up and fine.
- a few weeks ago, someone died on the track. The morons in the crowd were there with their cell phones and some idiot photographers were there too shooting the body.
- want to NEVER go back to this track? ... do this again.... bye bye for ever. They are real serious now about none of this happening again. Cops took peoples cell phones!! and erased the images.
4) Personal Safety:
- no tripods
- no hanging over wall ----->DUUUUH! But, if they don't say it, guess what !!!
- no CROSSING TRACK ----> see above ... duh
- have an escape route
- no standing between race track retaining wall and ANYTHING behind you, like a billboard or a fence.
- no touching/leaning on/sitting on/resting against the race track wall
- DO NOT put anything ON the race track wall
- and my favorite.... you can only go down on one knee, not two and not on your stomach
I saw two crashes right in front of me. You have time to go .... WHOA .... and it is OVER. It is so fast, you can't move. Maybe, if it is coming towards you, you have time to have your life flash before your eyes, but that is it.
Cars will hit the wall and SPLIT THE CONCRETE!!! I saw it in a couple of places.
The bikes are dangerous because there is a slight chance they will flip over the wall. Bike crashes are brutal to see and hear.
Thought I would share that bit of experience.