Historic Car Races 2014 Crash

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Historic Car Races 2014 Crash

Unread postby sury » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:45 am

Here is my flicker link to the sequence of shots capturing a crash.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bigsur/sets/72157646818376592/

Check Car#57

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In the middle of the crash

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Crash landing but happy ending. The driver is in front of the car in dark jacket. He walked to the emergency vehicle on his own, albeit a bit wobbly.

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Re: Historic Car Races 2014 Crash

Unread postby Birma » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:44 pm

Ouch! That shot with the lose wheels in flight is amazing! Well taken Sury :) (Hope the driver was ok?)
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Re: Historic Car Races 2014 Crash

Unread postby Juanito200 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:00 pm

Agreed with the timing of the shot Sury! It looks as if the tire on the left of the photo has become separated from the wheel/hub assembly.
That McLaren looks luck to have passed through unscathed.. I'd be willing to bet that it was a very expensive wreck none the less.
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Re: Historic Car Races 2014 Crash

Unread postby sury » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:53 pm

Thank you gents. Andy, the driver was wearing a dark jacket in the third shot. We saw him being walked
to emergency vehicle. What I do not know is if there are any internal injuries. I have a 30 image series
on my flickr page that shows few more frames. I did provide the link in my post.

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Re: Historic Car Races 2014 Crash

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:20 am

Most of the time, if a driver can walk to an ambulance on his own, he isn't seriously injured.

As I commented earlier I like the second shot. Just a shame the fence was in the way. Besides that, it's a great action shot.

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Re: Historic Car Races 2014 Crash

Unread postby sury » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:58 pm

Thank you Mark. It happened so fast that
I just started shooting. It was scarier as I was
watching it much closer due to zoom.
Good thing the car only spun and did not
flip. I agree about the fence. There is no need
for it to be that tall in THAT location. It
does spoil the view.
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Re: Historic Car Races 2014 Crash

Unread postby Kalainen » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:06 pm

Like others have already commented, the second pic is great because it shows the dance of the parts and tyres, which usually happens too fast for the nakes eye to really concentrate on it. I can only imagine if one of those tyres would hit into cockit of coming car or similar. Your picture makes it look more dangerous (and what it actually is) than similar stuff on TV. Well done, Sury.

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Re: Historic Car Races 2014 Crash

Unread postby sury » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:29 am

Thank you Toni. Serendipity is a good thing to have on your side. :lol:
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