A Thousand Words: Lancia 037 at Goodwood

Lancia 037 kicks up the dust.

A rallying classic provides an amazing photo opportunity at the rally stage during the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

This photograph was something of a gamble. I'd spotted this lovely Lancia 037 in the queue for the rally stage, and since the surface at the start was very loose, fine dirt, I knew I'd get some great dust plumes as the car accelerated away. After a very long wait in the hot sun, it came down to a fraction of a second to nail the image I had in my mind - a twitch reflex on the shutter.

Camera: Canon EOS1D Mark 3; Lens: 200mm; Exposure: 1/2500th sec @ f2.8