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From The Odds Folder 5/9


Sidecar Chase

 

During the period from the mid 60's right through to about 1982 I was quite heavily involved with motorcycle sport, particularly road racing where I done a lot of circuit commentating, especially at Snetterton, Norfolk, and thus was able to get trackside passes for my photography.

 

This was taken on the inside of Coram Curve at Snetterton on Kodak High Speed Ektachrome 160ASA colour slide film using my trusty Praktica Super TL with a 200mm.pre-set Hannimex lens.

 

As a scan I feel it has come out quite well and perhaps one day I might get round to scanning the other 1,500 or so slides and a similar number of negatives I have, or perhaps not.

From The Odds Folder 5/9


Sidecar Chase

 

During the period from the mid 60's right through to about 1982 I was quite heavily involved with motorcycle sport, particularly road racing where I done a lot of circuit commentating, especially at Snetterton, Norfolk, and thus was able to get trackside passes for my photography.

 

This was taken on the inside of Coram Curve at Snetterton on Kodak High Speed Ektachrome 160ASA colour slide film using my trusty Praktica Super TL with a 200mm.pre-set Hannimex lens.

 

As a scan I feel it has come out quite well and perhaps one day I might get round to scanning the other 1,500 or so slides and a similar number of negatives I have, or perhaps not.

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Apr 2011, 01:29
Well, Brian...I love it!

Looks like an old Ektachrome slide...recently scanned...

[grin]
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. High Speed Ektachrome, 160ASA would you believe, about the fastetst slide film there was at the time.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Apr 2011, 06:40
It would take an awful lot of work to scan that amount Brian
Brian Walbey: It would Chris, I might do a few of the better ones to post on here from time to time.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 8 Apr 2011, 08:42
nice crop for the low angle
Brian Walbey: Yes I was down on my knees for this shot.
I hope you weren't putting yourself in danger getting this close to the action Brian
Brian Walbey: Well I was on the inside of the bend Stanley so if they slid off it should have been in the other direction hopefully.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 Apr 2011, 11:42
Great action
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
Great bit of nostalgia, you should scan some more of these Brian as a lot of people would enjoy them.

I bought a little slide scanner from Maplin and it isn't bad, and it is quite quick
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Bill. I will scan a few of the better ones as I have just invested in a Plustek scanner which really gives some good scans so you will be seeing a lot of my 70's and 80's stuff on here very shortly.
Great action shot that came out really well Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet.
Nice shot Brian,i used to take a lot of motor racing pic's,to get anything decent isn't easy,but,having a trackside pass would have helped!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank. yes I made the most of having the pass, it makes all the difference. These days the circuits are surrounded by by high wire catch fencing and decent pictures are almost impossible from the public areas. We are about 15 minutes from Donnington Park but I never go for that reason.
A great action shot and angle Brian. Well captured.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Laurette.
Not like the ones I used to see on the roads!
Brian Walbey: Definitely not Tom.
I think it might be worth a go Brian, this is great, I really like the crop smile
Brian Walbey: Yes I will probably pick out a few of my better ones, but they are all older than 1982 at the latest.
Do the sidecar passengers have suicide tendencies?
Brian Walbey: I suspect they might Richard, but without them the outfit would lose grip and slide off.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 8 Apr 2011, 22:22
Looks great to me Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony.
Good action shot Brian, comes out well as a scan.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin.
Great shot, Brian. Can you remember if Number 5 came in first?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly. This was during the qualifying in the morning, by the time they actually raced I was in the commentary box.
Well captured, I agree that scanning old slides is a labour of love, as it takes a lot of time to do it well and remove dust, if one wants top results.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. I am posting further scans, from this scanner and my new one during the next few weeks on a variety of subjects.

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