The night before track day, a few of us had decided to stay at the track side cabins. I had contacted S.Le to see what time they were planning on departing for Wakefield, but due to the proposed time he said, I wasn't able to make it to the meeting point and thus, I began the lonely drive to Wakefield. Departing at 12:00PM & arriving shortly after 2:00PM.
S.Le - "We haven't left yet."
SVP - ...
And here is the main reason why I wanted to stay at the cabins the night before. While everyone was socialising, eating or watching the F1, I ventured out track side to soak up this breath-taking view. I had intentions of doing a star trailing photo, but due to unwelcoming lights & clouds, that wasn't possible. This was just one of the photos from the three sets I shot.
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So due to unforeseen circumstances, I decided to turn the photos from the third set into a time lapse instead. Thanks Ying for being a trooper & keeping me company in those freezing conditions for a little while. After F1 had come to a end, everyone was getting ready for bed, except for one person who had way too much energy for that time of the night, Hieuy. At about 1:00AM I was pretty knackered & decided to call it a night (or early morning).
5:00AM Monday morning, Wakefield's weather, comfy bed & thick blankets decided it was a good time to wake me up. I had no intentions of catching the sun rise, but thought what the hell, I might as well since I'm up. I had an hour & a half to find a decent location for sun rise as that's when you'll be able to see first light. With a temperature of -3.2 °C which felt like -7.6°C from what WeatherZone was stating, layers upon layers of clothes were worn (and that still wasn't enough). All that effort only to come to the disappointment of Wakefield's fog covering the actual sun rise...
Photo courtesy of Ying.
Just to show how cold it had actually gotten. Frosty hair SVP.
Top of the morning to you to Wakefield attendees. Not really, I was already tired by this point.
Despite the morning fog ruining my sun rise shots, they did make for some spectacular car photos.
It was also the debut day for Mowad's newly purchased Honda vehicle.
A handful of the Melbourne people had also made the trek for this day.
It wasn't long before everyone had made their way to the pit area. And it wasn't until this day where I really appreciated a hot croissant & a hot cup of instant noodles, thanks guys! Down to the pits I went shortly after eating.
Not long after arriving to the pits, people were already prepping to be track ready. Here's Tom on the nod.
SVP signing off, until next time guys!