Mark Sutton – Life Through a Lens – Over and Out

Formula One World Championship, Rd10, German Grand Prix, Qualifying, Hockenheim, Germany, Saturday 19 July 2014.

Camera model: Nikon D4 | Exposure time: 1/250s | Aperture: F6.3 | ISO speed: 4000 | Lens: 70-200mm zoom.

Formula One World Championship, Rd10, German Grand Prix, Practice, Hockenheim, Germany, Friday 18 July 2014.

Camera model: Nikon D4 | Exposure time: 1/500s | Aperture: F6.3 | ISO speed: 12800 | Lens: 500mm Telephoto

Taking Stock
The first one of Lewis is from Saturday morning. Working on your own can be tough, trying to get through 11 teams, but sometimes it works really well. As I’ve said before it’s all about creating a set of pictures to tell a story and him sitting in the garage is great for this. In this particular moment I was lucky as he sat here for quite a while without any mechanics around him, so to get a picture that clean is very rare. It creates a good picture, to be honest. The picture of him and Toto is nice as well, though there is actually a mechanics arm in the corner but I was governed by the smaller lens from the earlier shot. Both of them are really nice for pre-session shots.

Formula One World Championship, Rd10, German Grand Prix, Race Day, Hockenheim, Germany, Sunday 20 July 2014.

Camera model: Nikon D4 | Exposure time: 1/800s | Aperture: F5.6 | ISO speed: 400 | Lens: 500mm Telephoto

Catch me if you can
This is a classic, isn’t it. This is obviously the initial dash onto the track and there was a few people racing to get this sign. I was just taking general shots of the run on to the track and then this happened, it adds something to a shot which would have already been quite nice. I don’t know what he did with this, he can’t exactly put it in his pocket, I’m sure he would have had it taken off him. It’s too obvious! This has Santander on the back of it so I don’t know whether they would just replace it or not. The running onto the track was reminiscent of the Schumacher days, albeit probably a bit less intense. There’s a really nice mix of people; Germans, Brits, Finns, Swedes, coming onto the track, so it makes for a really good shot.

Formula One World Championship, Rd10, German Grand Prix, Race Day, Hockenheim, Germany, Sunday 20 July 2014.

Camera model: Nikon D4 | Exposure time: 1/1000s | Aperture: F8 | ISO speed: 400 | Lens: 70-200mm Zoom

Barrel roll
There’s a funny story to this one – or rather a sad story, from my point of view. I missed most of it and even in this shot there is someone’s head in the corner. The facilities at Hockenheim are reasonably good and I can understand that they seal all the fences for safety reasons, but it is frustrating to get to the first corner with stickers for agencies to stake out their place before we arrive. Safety is important but we also have to work, at the end of the day, so it’s tough. You’re never going to get more than ten people through that gap and I thought if anything does happened at the start, I’m stuffed. And then that happened! I just heard the crash, bang, wallop, turned left and this is what I got. Some people on the front row did get it but people on the second row where I was, didn’t get it all. It’s down to the facility rather than my personal skill, there’s not enough room and you’re shooting above people’s heads which is annoying. In the end when you put all the ones together we got it made a nice sequence but from my point of view I felt we were let down a bit from a working point of view.

 

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