Winter driving in a flash !
A few weeks ago I photographed a feature on winter driving for Auto Express magazine. The session took place at the Prodrive test track hidden away in rural Warwickshire.
The reporter, Jamie, went out with the Prodrive instructor in a variety of vehicles, (including his own Suzuki Swift), getting to grips with wet, icy and slippery conditions on the skid pans.
After taking loads of action shots of the cars skidding and spinning on the wet track I decided I wanted to get something a bit different, which would involve testing the limits of my Pocket Wizard radio controlled flash.
I fixed my flash inside the car and sent them back out onto the track, now Jamie not only had to deal with slippery winter road conditions but also a flashgun firing off in his face every time he got slightly sideways on a corner. After five minutes being repeatedly flashed, I received the universal sign expressing his wish that the flash be switched off. As the car stopped I set off toward them across the skid pan only to find that my feet hadn’t been trained in winter driving, I went flying on my rear across the track coming to a halt with a bump at the side of the car, where I was greeted with much amusement by Jamie as he handed me my flashgun.