During qualification for the Grand Prix last week, I managed to sneak away from my driving duties (we had a few more drivers than vans so we didn’t all have to work all 36 hours we spent at the track) and talk my way into the main grandstand from which I could get a decent elevated view of turn 20. Even with a 600mm lens, the shots from there need to be significantly cropped but it’s one of the only places I’ve found at Circuit of the Americas where you can get a head-on shot of the cars in decent light during the afternoon. Next time, I’ll bring the D90 along and take advantage of that camera’s smaller sensor to multiply up the focal length of my long lens and hopefully get some car shots where the car fills the frame.
Technical stuff aside, though, here’s a photo of Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes exiting the corner and about to enter the canyon formed by the grandstand and pit area.
For the technically inclined...
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