In case you don’t speak german you probably won’t get the really bad joke hidden in the title.. it means “german grassroots”, as I recently went to a free drift practice day organized by the guys from driftschule.de at Neuhausen ob Eck in southern germany.
At first, I was dissappointed when I realized that the whole event would be held on a wet track, so no chance of smoky pictures whatsoever..
..however, I soon realized that shooting this kind of event presents its own advantages: you can practice long exposure shots all day from the perfect positions at various corners (because there are no overzealous trackmarshalls screaming at you whenever you dare to get to anywhere near the good photo spots….)
..and even though there’s no smoke, the water that was frequently sprayed onto the track by a huge tractor made for different interesting dynamic effects in the photos.
Furthermore, it was a lot of fun to watch the drivers. Because the cars don’t go quite as fast as on the big racetracks and because I was standing much closer to them, I was really able to observe them while they were trying to hold awesome drifts with varying success (driftschule events are ment for drifters of all levels!).
Having a circular polarizer on my lens means that the same thing can now also be seen in the pictures, as this particular gadget, if set correctly, allows you to see through the windshields of cars, avoiding unwanted reflections.
It’s amazing what a wide range of expressions different people show while driving a car at and over its limits!
Of course, having some experience lets you relax a litte
Having a friggin awesome car seems to help too..
that’s it from me for tonight.. I also visited the Motorshows in Essen and Luxemburg recently, from which I’ll probably report in my next photo friday. Hope you like my posts and with the fitting pic of Leif in his E36, peace out!