Tim Sanders  

Wiscombe Park Hillclimb by Tim Sanders

June 2022 - Wiscombe Park Hillclimb

About the Image(s)

We are enjoying some wonderful weather here in Devon at the moment.

I am doing a project on the Wiscombe Park Hillclimb and this is a picture of one of the marshalls taken at the end of April. Given I will photograph probably 16 days of motorsport, there will be hundreds of pics, so I was looking for something a little different. "There will be hundreds of shots" - no lets be honest thousands.

This is a straight shot and processed in Luminar 4.
Nikon D5200 f13 1/1000sec at ISO 400. lens was a Sigma 10-20mm Zoom set at 15mm

8 comments posted

Karen Harris   Karen Harris
I've just been reading about the Wiscombe Park Hillclimb on Google. There are so many things in this world I don't know about. This is a neat photo. I think I like it better with not quite as much sky at the top. I cropped it, increased the contrast a little, and then increased the saturation of the yellows. Just had to play with it. :-)   Posted: 06/08/2022 12:31:58
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Tim Sanders   Tim Sanders
Hi Karen,
That is a nice version you have produced.
It has been a real experience - this is the oldest form of motor sport in the world. The big thing for me was the number of mature people taking part in their 50s, 60s and 70s.   Posted: 06/08/2022 12:38:54

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Tim, I too did the search for Wiscombe Park Hillclimb and watch a short video. So yes older folks can "drive" the hill. I know you seem to gravitate to the photo journalism type of images and for that reason I would like to have seen a race car somehow in the frame or his credentials or hat. Just thinking out loud. :-) I like your original image as well as Karen's edits. I do not favor the halo behind the Marshalls upper body. I do wonder if you used LrC or Ps "Select subject" features to select the sky or subject to edit and inverted to select the other? Not much that needs to be done in the sky or to the Marshall other than the halo. Very good thinking for getting an out of the usual image.   Posted: 06/08/2022 21:04:15
Tim Sanders   Tim Sanders
Thanks Bob, I hadn't spotted the halo effect. I was going to use it as a chapter page in a book - "Marshalls" but in the end did not use it and grouped the marshalls with other people shots. So really take your point about the image needing context if it is to stand alone.   Posted: 06/09/2022 02:40:03
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Super! I look forward to seeing other images.   Posted: 06/09/2022 07:59:38

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
I like this picture quite a bit - super colours, interesting composition, interesting background. I like the look of concentration on the person as well. Although in doubt as to who he is or what he's doing - so it gives me the freedom to imagine. I imagine he is a hiker, looking at a map. 2 suggestions - eliminate the halo around the head and eliminate (crop) about 1/3 the sky on top - as it is, it appears the sky is in competition for 'star of the show'.   Posted: 06/10/2022 08:10:38

Ron Spencer
I really like the intensity of this fellow's expression. Agree with all the edit suggestions. Would like to see more of the event, and it's inspired me to look at photographing a similar event   Posted: 06/13/2022 20:31:15

Judy Burr   Judy Burr
The first thing I noticed was the expanse of sky. I agree that it is too much and like Karen's version. I like the expression on the man's face. I don't think this stands alone, but encourage you to do a PJ essay using a group of images from the event. You can see details on the PSA website under the PJ Division.   Posted: 06/17/2022 09:19:09


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