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In mid november of 2012 me and Linus Pröjtz went to Björkvik, an old airfield strip that we use a lot when we Test cars for Teknikens Värld, to test drive this old but very well restored Porsche 911 that is actually a mix of two different models.
It´s a long story, but I will keep it quite short, if you want to read more about it you can find it in this magazine right here: http://www.teknikensvarld.se/82013/42610/klassiska-bilar-nummer-8–2013/
Anyway, this is a mix of two cars as I said earlier. It consists of an 1965 Porsche 911S and an 1970 Porsche 911T. It started it´s racehistory in the late sixties when Bengt Ekberg drove it successfully, then Dick Biström continued racing with it for some year before it fell into a long sleep until now when the current owner Andris Nolendorf has brought it back to life. Today it is perfectly restored by MTech to it´s original shape that it had in the early seventies when it raced around swedish racetracks. The whole purpose was to make it look exactly like back in the days, and that is something they have done perfectly. Andris has woken up this old racecar and taken it to the tracks once again this season.
The circle is complete.
Here are some of the pictures that I took that day, it was a good day.
So the last race of 2012 is over. Fredrik Ekblom was the one standing on top of the podium when the last race was finished.
A worthy winner. He’s been doing this for a while now and now he can bring home yet another championship trophy.
Here are a few of the frames i took this saturday.
Dont forget to check out my Facebook-page where i will upload more pictures soon.
And actually nothing more than that. This was a real treat, visually that is. New track, new possibilities, new everything. I really like it. Where you there and what did you think?
In two weeks time the final round of this years new racing series TTA will take place in Gothenburg. I will be there, how about you?
Until next time!
And by that i mean the way you shoot your pictures, do you get stuck sometimes? Frankly, we all do sometimes. Do read on if you want some kind of push in, at least, some kind of direction. If it´s right or not for you is up to you to decide.
Anyway, I went down to Anderstorp for the sixth race of the season, actually my fourth this year since i´ve missed two of them. If you´ve been to Anderstorp you know it´s a big track, they actually had F1 races there in the seventies, which is pretty cool.
It´s a fast track with long straights and long sweeping bends. It stretches over a huge area, and it would take ages to walk from one end to the other. Which means that if you have to cover all classes during the day you dont really have time for any longer excursions out in the wild. I guess that is why a lot of photographers go to the places where everyone else stands, but that just results in a sort of a ”copy & paste” situation. All of them is getting roughly the same results.
But, if you take it a step further and step out of the famous box, or if you rather call it your comfort zone, things will start to happen. And what do you know, you might have a bit of fun as well while your doing it.
I´ve seen people standing in the exact same position during entire races and i dont get it. Imagine going through a thousand files showing the exact same thing, how fun is that? It beats me. I tend to get bored seeing the exact same thing over and over again and on top of that i dont want to give my clients pictures that look like everyone else pictures. I got several reasons to why i never stand in the same position during the entire event. The funny thing is that this is not something that is just applicable on photography, i think it is applicable on life in general. Lists are always popular, so i made one.
If you try to step out of your comfortzone, you might experience one or more of these things below:
- You will not get bored that easily.
- You will get several different angles.
- You will discover new areas.
- You will have more fun. Fun = better results.
- You will keep your clients happy.
- You will broaden your vision.
- You will hopefully get great satisfaction when the above is fulfilled.
I guess i could go on and on but i think you get the point.
The only sort of mistake you can do is if you dont try hard enough.
Never stand still, keep moving and stay hungry. Or to qoute the late Steve Jobs: ”Stay hungry, stay foolish.”
So go out there and reinvent the way you use your camera, that´s what i try to do as often as possible.
Here are a few snaps from the day, and as usual they are clickable so that you can see them big and beautiful.