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No 15 RLR Msport Ligier JS P3 Nissan, Silverstone ELMS, 2016



No 15 RLR Msport Ligier JS P3 Nissan, LMP3, Ossy Yusuf, Morten Dons, Ross Warburton, Silverstone ELMS, 15th - 16th April 2016...
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No 15 RLR Msport Ligier JS P3 Nissan, LMP3, Ossy Yusuf, Morten Dons, Ross Warburton, Silverstone ELMS, 15th - 16th April 2016
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Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken at 'The Loop' at the Silverstone GP circuit during the European Le Mans series race in 2016
Time
This was taken towards the end of the 4 hour race, at about 5:30pm.
Lighting
After a lovely sunny day the sun was starting to set behind the grandstands and was glinting off the cars making for some very interesting shapes and shadows.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D800 with a Sigma APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
Inspiration
It is one of the locations at Silverstone that offers a close view of the cars at a relatively slow speed. Additionally the grandstands and track furniture create interesting shapes and backgrounds for slow shutter speed panning.
Editing
Very little. There is some removal of dust spots and some sharpening as well as a small tinker with the levels.
In my camera bag
I mainly shoot at race tracks so it depends on the track and also where I will be working. For most out and about shots, it's either the 120 - 300 f2.8 or 70 - 200 f2.8. When working in the pits I still use the 70 - 200 but also my 24 - 70 f2.8. My main body is a Nikon D800 but still carry my D300 as a backup.
Feedback
Practice. It really is as simple as that. You need to choose a location where the car is more or less a constant distance form you in its travel and the aim is to match the car speed with the speed of your arc. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but just occasionally you get something that really pops. A monopod can help, but don't rely on them. This image was hand held and it really does come down to getting into a good stable position and practicing the speed and smoothness of the arc.

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