I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

I almost didn't go, so much went wrong that morning, and to list;

I barely slept the night before, and consequently woke up late, and my mother took the van I was going to use to get there (which I found, and I had to retrieve and refuel). Once getting to the roads near the event, I got lost halfway down the road from the spectating area, the reason is still unknown to me.

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

As I got there, I met up with fellow Opponaut WhiskeyGolf, since Bigbossyboss had to leave early, and the lack of cell coverage didn't help much with communication, I also didn't see his silver Cavalier anywhere.

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

Just as I parked the van up, I heard the unmistakable rumble of of a flat-4, followed by orgasmic backfiring. I knew I was in the right place. I quickly got the nickname of "The kid with the Sigma" among the older folks, one of which asked about my camera, which is based on decade-old technology, and had a camcorder attached to the colossal telephoto lens.

Despite taking many well-composed shots, plenty of which were ruined by the sheer amount of bare shrubbery in the way, I had a good time, but 70mm on the focal length is too much for my situation. I stayed for about 4 hours, from about 12:00 to 4:00, due to my delays.

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

Mother nature, Y U ruin photos? I was bummed after reviewing the one below. It was perfect otherwise.

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

I was experimenting with darker exposures like the shots below, and they came out better than expected.

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

Safety vehicles flew by after every pass, be it an accident, or just sweeping the track for debris.

I watched my first rally yesterday - Lanark Highlands Rally

If I were to rate this event on a scale of 1 to 10, I rate this a 7/10. The spectator area could have been a lot better, and I liked the experience. I was told that it was tame for bugs this year due to the long winter, as they usually swarm you badly.