Up close and personal at Rally Spain
Last weekend we sent our new intern to learn how to take rally pictures. He did well…
Posted: 27 Oct 2011
Well-known or particularly dangerous sections of the stages have marshals who will shoo you behind a piece of red tape, but compared to photographing circuit racing, you can literally get so close you can touch the cars. I very nearly learned the hard way, leaning out of a ditch as a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X intercooler tried to brand my forehead with ‘Ralli Art'.
I moved back, and encountered my next problem. The first day of the Spanish rally is run on gravel, which creates dust. Lots and lots of dust. More dust than Marjorie Dawes could ever eat. And it gets everywhere.