Firstly a little background - I made a decision some time ago to generate a couple of photographic opportunities for myself, to that end I made contact with TRAC and with their help and assistance I was able to get behind the scenes on race day of the Japan Trophy.I will elaborate a little more on my experiences in Part 2, for now I just want to get some images posted before I change my mind about them.......
Having reviewed what I have from the day it seems logical to do four posts, these will be -
Part 1 - Early Starter (This Post)
Part 2 - A Jockeys Day
Part 3 - Racing People
Part 4 - The Big Race
Part 1 -Early Starter -
Getting there early I began by wandering the grandstands and grounds, this gave me time to think about something which of late I have perhaps overlooked in my photography, something which I always felt I did reasonably well. To notice the details, small things, ordinary things and make something beautiful from them. Additionally I figured for this first instalment it would be fun to process the images somewhat differently to my usual style. To that end I have attempted to replicate a processing style that has always appealed to me but one with I've previously refrained from using, if I've been successful you will recognise it as Bleached Bypass.
All of these images are from the Leica M9.
Grandstand - Leica M9 - 50mm Voigtlander Nokton f/1.1
Reflection - Leica M9 - 50mm Voigtlander Noktonf/1.1
Tower - Leica M9 - 50mm Voigtlander Nokton f/1.1
Registers - Leica M9 - 50mm Voigtlander Nokton f/1.1
Ventilation - Leica M9 - 50mm Voigtlander Nokton f/1.1
Seating - Leica M9 - 50mm Voigtlander Nokton f/1.1