Cotswold Clouds Classic Car Trial

Sunday 4 February 2018

Somehow I've not seen the Cotswold Clouds car trial since 2014, even though a famous section "Crooked Mustard" takes place in Twinberrow woods near my house. I do enjoy watching the the cars attempting to climb the twisty track, sometimes flinging mud in your direction as you attempt to stand on the steep cold hillside. Today I moved around a fair bit to get more variety in the photos - and keep warm! Playing with shutter speed gives variation too - slow with camera panning to give background blur and a sense of speed, fast to freeze the action.

Getting some speed up before the first turn on Crooked Mustard

Getting some speed up before the first turn on Crooked Mustard

On the first turn of Crooked Mustard, with a low shutter speed and panning the camera

On the first turn of Crooked Mustard, with a low shutter speed and panning the camera

The steep middle s-bend section of Crooked Mustard

The steep middle s-bend section of Crooked Mustard

Lost traction, not getting up!

Lost traction, not getting up!

Entering the s-bend of Crooked Mustard

Entering the s-bend of Crooked Mustard

Big crowds watching the Cotswold Clouds

Big crowds watching the Cotswold Clouds

On the the most tricky section of Crooked Mustard

On the the most tricky section of Crooked Mustard

A little wheelspin

A little wheelspin

Wheelspin and determination

Wheelspin and determination

The s-bend of Crooked Mustard just doesn't look steep from the angle, but it is hard to walk down in the mud

The s-bend of Crooked Mustard just doesn't look steep from the angle, but it is hard to walk down in the mud

Crazy wheelie! - nerves of steel and amazing control

Crazy wheelie! - nerves of steel and amazing control

Entering the difficult s-bend section of Crooked Mustard

Entering the difficult s-bend section of Crooked Mustard

Attempting the steep middle section

Attempting the steep middle section

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