Donnington Grand Prix Collection (Museum)

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    Went to the Donnington Grand Prix museum on Wednesday, was a great afternoon. First time I've been in about 25 years. Gutted the 6 wheeler Tyrell wasn't still there but it's not been there since they borrowed it to make the film Rush apparently

    Anyway, here's some pics. The lighting wasn't exactly conducive to great photos but I think they've come out OK. I had to ramp the ISO up quite high as wanted to use the flash as little as possible.

    Edit: They don't look as good posted on this forum as they do on my computer for some reason. I think they look better on this thread too, not just in size but it IQ too (strange). http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?p=1155698#post1155698

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    Fantastic place, haven't been myself in a number of years!

    Just love the older Coopers and Vanwalls, so much respect for the guys who drove them :cool:
     
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    Not been there myself for about 30 years either. Was great to see all the old cars, the Maserati in picture 5 was stunning.

    I've always had a soft spot for the Williams FW14 that Mansell won the 1992 championship with, but having now seen the McLaren MP4/8 I think this is now my favourite, followed closely by the MP4/6. I grew up watching F1 in the early/mid 80's and love the cars from the late 80's/early 90's.

    That being said, the cars from the 60's and 70's are just stunning.
     
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    Great DOF on those, I always struggle indoors with no flash!
     
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    Thanks. I have to say the peaking level really helped with DOF to see what was in focus and what wasn't. There's a great setting on my camera called DMF that as soon as it's autofocussed it swaps to MF and then the peaking becomes active. As I'm a newbie photographer I don't know if this is the same with all DSLR's, but if it is what a great feature :smashin:
     

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