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    • Peter Connan
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      While I have been interested and peripharally involved in motorsport for many years, I have never actually spectated at a rally before.

      I am thinking of trying my hand at photographing the Electrohead rally this Saturday (which is to be heald around Bronkhorstspruit).

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • SimonDP
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      Safety comes first…rally cars will 90% of the time spin off or run wide to the outside so don’t position yourself in harms way. Use common sense!! Plan your position with a safe and easy escape route should you require it. Secondly its a dusty affair with flying pebbles and sand everywhere, protect yourself and your equipment. Now is a good time to fit a protective filter, using a PL filter does double duty. Faster ss is required than for track racing, because the cars vibrate and hop and down as well, no smooth tar running here….you cannot pan for a car bouncing up and down. Have fun.

    • Fanie
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      I can confirm the safety aspect. I stood in a track about 30m down the road after the cars were supposed to make a 90 degree turn, one driver did not see the arrow and proceeded down the track at full speed and missed me by a meter or two. And through a lens you do not see it coming so easy.

      http://www.outdoorphoto.community/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=61150&title=out-of-the-woods&cat=500

    • Peter Connan
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      Thanks Simon and Fanie.

      If the program says the first car is expected at a certain time, is that the start time or the finish time for that stage?

    • SimonDP
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      It implies the start of the stage. I will be there on Friday afternoon stages, if anyone cares to join…

    • Keith Baxter
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      @SimonDP 297547 wrote:

      It implies the start of the stage. I will be there on Friday afternoon stages, if anyone cares to join…

      Simon, are you going to the air show at Rand airport this weekend? http://www.randairshow.co.za/

    • SimonDP
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      Nope, rally on Friday, Blue Bulls on Saturday, taking some time of on Sunday for family.

    • Peter Connan
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      Simon, I wish I could join you on friday, but I need to go support my brother at the Knifemaker’s guild show…

      So rally on Saturday and airshow on Sunday

    • Keith Baxter
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      Be early for the air show and check out parking etc in the link… It is going to be awesome… See you’s there.

      http://www.randairshow.co.za/competitions/

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