More Vintage Sports Cars at Lime Rock

OK, I’ll admit I’ve been slacking around here lately – hey, it’s summer, and it’s not like you’re paying for this. Anyway, as the result of some misguided sense of obligation, I’m providing a rare two-post day. Following on the runaway success of the first post in this series, I give you the monochrome shots from the same day shooting the VSCCA races up at Lime Rock Park.

In addition to the Leica, I had my Canon L1, on which I had mounted either the Voigtländer Color Skopar 21/4 or the Nikkor 135/3.5, representing the most extreme ends of my available LTM focal length spectrum. I’d shot races with the Nikkor before, and it works well in that role, but the 21 was an experiment. I wanted to play with distorted perspectives a bit to see what I could get; the answer was a lot of mediocrity, with one or two moderately interesting shots thrown in. I’m still trying to figure out how to get the most out of wide lenses.

Canon L1, Voigtländer Color Skopar 21/4, Ilford FP4+ in Caffenol C-H(RS)
Canon L1, Voigtländer Color Skopar 21/4, Ilford FP4+ in Caffenol C-H(RS)
Canon L1, Nikkor 135/3.5, Ilford FP4+ in Caffenol C-H(RS)
Canon L1, Nikkor 135/3.5, Ilford FP4+ in Caffenol C-H(RS)
Canon L1, Voigtländer Color Skopar 21/4, Ilford FP4+ in Caffenol C-H(RS)
Canon L1, Voigtländer Color Skopar 21/4, Ilford FP4+ in Caffenol C-H(RS)

I also shot some black-and-white in the Leica, naturally. It was a bright day with some clouds, as you can see, and I continue to be impressed with how FP4+ performs. It’s quickly becoming my standard film for a lot of applications.

Leica IIIc, Leitz Summitar 50/2, Ilford FP4+ in Caffenol C-H(RS)
Leica IIIc, Leitz Summitar 50/2, Ilford FP4+ in Caffenol C-H(RS)

And finally, probably my favorite shot of the day. It’s blurry, and the exposure’s probably a little off, but I love the lines and it captures more of the atmosphere of the event than any other shot I took.

Leica IIIc, Leitz Summitar 50/2, Ilford FP4+ in Caffenol C-H(RS)
Leica IIIc, Leitz Summitar 50/2, Ilford FP4+ in Caffenol C-H(RS)

3 thoughts on “More Vintage Sports Cars at Lime Rock

    1. Glad you liked it! I’ve actually got a whole bunch more vintage sports cars photos waiting to be edited and prepared for posting – stay tuned!

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