‘I’m sure if you are reading this you are already partly aware of what a fantastic experience attending the Goodwood Revival is. The 2015 meeting was my 1st time back since 2012 and I aimed to get some great shots across the full 3 days, all with standard spectator tickets.
‘The most memorable shots I took were both captured on Sunday. Getting some unique and interesting images in the Goodwood paddocks is usually about being in the right place at the right time (which at Goodwood occurs frequently) however some standing around waiting for the moment is also required.
‘At around 10am it was announced on the loud speaker that Sir Stirling was due at the Credit Suisse building for a presentation, as I was just at the Aero Club building I hot-footed it over in no time and found Sir Stirling chatting to Lord March and Henry Hope-Frost. After grabbing a few shots of Lord March and Sir Stirling I negotiated my way around the crowd to find a new angle. After snapping a few frames, Lady Moss could be seen just over the hedge behind his shoulder, making all sorts of expressions, which made for a great candid photo!
‘Towards the end of the day on Sunday it was time for the Glover Trophy, a race for 1960’s Grand Prix cars. There was a spot I wanted to shoot from, just by the track crossing barrier opposite the pit. After taking a few panning shots, I noticed the Classic Team Lotus pit crew were lined up directly opposite. I wanted the crew clear and their car, which was leading the race shown whizzing past in a blur. This was a little challenging as you could only hear each car approaching behind the spectator banking, after a long silence I heard the leader exit the chicane, fired the shutter and a burst of 3 frames, the middle of which was the #25 Lotus-Climax of Andy Middlehurst centre frame with his pit crew hanging out his pit board, exactly how I wanted the shot!
‘Roll on 2016!
‘Hope you enjoyed my images, you can find me @pistonphoto on twitter and instagram.’
Photography by James Lynch – www.pistonphoto.co.uk