Monday, 20 August 2012

British Drift Championship at Lydden Hill

A Weekend ago the British Drift Championship graced our fair county. The air was filled with Super Unleaded and Tyre Smoke all weekend long.

Using my friends 400mm lens, we had to camp out quite far away to get the cars in the shots, but the quality of this lens is like no other I have seen. Decent Glass means Decent Photos!

Let the slideways commence.

 Mmmm S13.

So many 13's

 Loki's brother.


 This thing made mean smoke signals.

 The local Drift King.

 This thing has been ripping up the BDC for years now.

 This guy came from the continent to create more smoke signals than the Indians.

 Rocket Bunny 14 :)

 G35 Falken made So much noise.

 Slight spin out I captured.

 Touring car looking drift car.

 We had a celebrity amongst us, Mr Shane Lynch from Boyzone fame, who is now a World Class Drifter, and came in second in the Super Pro Class.

 Arty S13 shot.

Evil looking R34 GT-R.

This concludes the BDC round 4 at Lydden Hill.

Thank you once again for coming and looking.

See you next time.

Craig Matthews

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

A Long overdue update.

Firstly, and Sincerely I am sorry.

It has been far too long since I posted here. I have had holidays, trips, and little to no time to sort any of the hundred things I have to do.

This post won't so much be a showcase of awesome new photos I have taken, but more of an insight into my antics from the last month or more.

Let's go chronologically.

 This was a recreation of a picture I saw in a Photography Magazine, with a Craig Twist.

 I set this shot up in the Dinosaur museum on the Isle of Wight, on my summer holiday.

A view of Whitecliff bay also on the Isle of Wight Holiday. A firm favourite of mine.

 A Crisp Aquatic bird on the same outing.

 I set my arty side free on this one. These are steps down to the beach just outside of Sandown on the Isle of Wight.

 This little fellow was bouncing around my feet hunting for his next meal.

 The lion you see before you was captured in the I.O.W zoo.

 Where else would you sleep if you were a lion, on the roof of a 110 Defender of course.

 Someone was a sleepy tiger; look at that tongue!

Located just near The Needles, a stones throw from Military Road.

 Moody seagull was moody.

These little posers made for a wonderful shot at the Wildlife centre.

Everyone loves Meerkats. 

 A Bearded dragon who was let out to play.

 Technically this isn't my shot as I didn't hit the shutter, but I chose the settings, and I am really pleased with the composition.

 Little hungry wallabies; getting to feed them was a highlight of the holiday.

 A rare Albino Peacock.

 A regular full plumed peacock; look at the colours.

 One of the lovely views of the rolling hills of the Isle of Wight.

 More beautiful landscape.

 A friend of mine's Great Aunt's Minor 1000. Immaculate condition inside and out.

 My friend Nick. This shot was taken in Liverpool during a friends housewarming.

 This little beauty was my 11 o'clock alarm during the War and Peace Show at the Hop Farm.

 This lovely lady is partly the reason I haven't been updating the blog. So please expect to see more photos of her.

Again, Sorry for taking far too long to upload more of my work.

I should be getting a lot of photos this weekend of loud fast vehicles. Come back soon to see those.

Thank you for looking.

Craig Matthews