Nannup has a festival at this time of the year. Lots of tulips in the main street, craft shops, and the historical society have a great collection of old photos. The place I like best is an antique shop that is an old shed packed to the rafters with everything (and I mean everything). Bargain Hunt would do well to base an episode on this shop.
This road follows the Blackwood River through some very hilly country. It twists and turns all the way, and is one of the prettiest drives in the South West. This was shot from the roadside.
The rally had a short stage around the Nannup oval on Saturday. The best shots I took were of cars that were having troubles. The best drivers seemed to take a neat line through the corners, and avoid any drama. Fortunately for photographers not everyone managed as well.
This car had troubles on the RH bend with the tail hanging out wide. Although the photographer looks worried, he is just bending over his tripod! The driver managed to straighten up, but the tail kept going, and was hanging out wide on the other side as he entered the following LH bend.
I have a few (hundred) photos from the Nannup stage of the Quit Forest Rally. At one stage I found this great position – no shooting into the sun, the cars were mostly coming towards me, so it was easy to track them, and they had just finished a RH turn,and had to negotiate a LH turn to pass in front of me- at least most of them did. This one didn’t quite do that.
At this point the car was out of control, and coming my way, so I felt it was prudent to step down behind the earth bank I was standing on, So there is a slight gap in this sequence. This is the next shot. They were able to drive out of this and complete their run, but obviously lost time. At no stage was I in any danger.