Mark Sutton – Life Through A Lens – Spanish selfie


Mark Sutton - Life Through A Lens - Spanish selfie

Camera: Nikon D4 | Exposure time: 1/500s | Aperture: F6.3 | ISO speed: 1000 | Lens: 70-200mm zoom. This was taken from the media centre while Fernando Alonso signed autographs for fans on Thursday. It’s nice to get a different angle rather than just being up close with every shot, and in this you get an idea of how many people deep the crowd is. Alonso had started signing at one end and Raikkonen had started at the other and when they got to the middle, Raikkonen just buggered off because all the fans were clamouring for Alonso! Fernando kept going to the end and always does this selfie thing now with all his fans. He doesn’t seemed concerned that they pull him and touch him, and I saw the picture that he took and it’s actually quite a good picture!

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Camera: Nikon D4 | Exposure time: 1/1600s | Aperture: F16 | ISO speed: 1000 | Lens: 500mm telephoto. This was after Sebastian Vettel’s break down in second practice. I was in the pits when it happened but saw it on the screen and realised that it wasn’t that far away. I literally ran down the slip road, turned right and he was just on the other side. I could see the helicopter hanging overhead so I knew it was the right spot, and by the time I got there he was already out the car and around the back with a fire extinguisher. He then helped level the car as it was put on the truck and when it got on the truck he had another look round the back with the fire extinguisher and also appeared to give it a squirt in the cockpit. It’s a good set of pictures and the problem turned out to be one of Friday’s biggest stories as it meant he couldn’t go back out in FP2.

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Camera: Nikon D4 | Exposure time: 1/40s | Aperture: F20 | Lens: 500mm telephoto. This is taken on the start-finish straight, so it’s the fastest part of the track and they are nearing 200mph there. What I tend to do is take a shot with the scoreboard tower in it as the cars come out the pits, but once you have one of every car there’s not a lot more you can do. So I tend to pan the cars down the track on a slow shutter speed, which can be a bit hit and miss, although experience helps to keep it sharp. It makes a really clean photo with the track, the car and the crowd. It’s a bit of blur and a bit of speed, so I like it.


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