Photo of the week
In this second instalment from Sydney Motorsport Park are photographs from the actual V8 Supercar race on Sunday afternoon. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the conditions were just about perfect for not only photography but also just to enjoy the day in general. During the race my fellow photographer Keith McInnes and I moved around the track during the various stages of the race to get some different perspectives. I think with an event like this it is very easy to get stuck in one place and have a whole bunch of photographs from the same perspective. By moving around I got a variety of shots on the two different cameras and lens combinations (5Dmkiii and 40D with 1.4x extender, 70-200, 16-35 and 100mm lenses). I tried several techniques and and viewpoints to further increase the variety of photographs, but even so when I got home I had quite a few images that looked similar and had to be deleted.
I am still finding it very difficult to cull images and permenantly delete them, but coming home with over 900 images meant there was no way I would be using all of them. Selecting and deleting became imperative, and suspending any emotional attachement to the images was essential. I ended up doing three rounds of selection with a little bit of time away from the photographs to reset my perception of them. I found that the time allowed me to distance myself from any sentimentality of shooting the images and helped me focus on selecting images that appealed to me on their own merit. I think that was the key to selecting photographs once the initial blurry and unusable photographs were deleted.
More to come with the final installement showing some of the off track action from the V8 Supercar race.