This was my first ever trip to Brands Hatch, which is located in the foothills just a couple hours outside of London. Because its close to where I live, I decided to ride my motorcycle to the track. I thought I’d just throw my gear in my backpack and enjoy a nice ride down! Afterall it’s an ultralight mirrorless setup right? Well let me just say this straight up, riding to and from the track and carrying all this crap around for hours in the heat kicked my ass. By the time I got to the track, and started walking around I was already ass whipped. But what can you do, just get over it and start shooting the best you can.
My biggest challenge on this day, was just doing it. I was hot, super tired and exhausted. I tried to walk as much of the track as I could, and I did find some really great angles, but it was tough! I was so tired I didn’t put a memory card in the RX100 and I was actually too tired to swap on the 55mm so I don’t have any “wide angle” shots. Yeah I know, 55mm isn’t exactly wide angle but it’s the widest I got without the RX100 recording anything.
Brands Hatch is a beautiful track to shoot motorsports, but don’t ride a vintage motorcycle down there. I can’t wait to come back for a motorcycle race, I think this track will produce some great 2 wheel photos. Oh yeah, and I REALLY gotta’ get a ND filter.