We’re back to US Grand Prix weekend again today. I spent a fair bit of time during the Friday practice session at Turn 11, the hairpin at the very far end of the track. While the view was pretty good down there (you can shoot over the fence easily), there’s a major problem with the location from a photographic point of view. As they round this turn, the cars are at their absolute slowest. I don’t know what speed they are doing but it feels somewhere between 30 and 50mph. Compare that to the 150-180mph elsewhere and it looks like they are crawling.
You may think that this makes life easier and, to a certain extent, it does – you get loads of sharp photos. The problem is, however, that the tyres are sharp too and this ends up making the cars look as if they were parked.
In an attempt to salvage some of these sharp-but-horribly-boring images, I spent some time in Photoshop speeding world champion Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull RB-8 up. 🙂
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