Shot at Le Mans this year, about an hour before sunrise at the bottom of the Dunlop Curves. The thing to note about this image is that it was shot at iso 3200 which is pretty high. But even in this small size I’m sure you can see that this is a very clean image from the 5D MarkIII. This was shot in AI Servo focus mode, though with Canon’s latest cameras that is only half the story given the infinitely customizable options of the new AF system!
In terms of creating the shot I wanted to maintain the sweep of the inside of the corner right into the corner of the image. I think it helps to imagine the cars zooming out of the picture and on down the track. Given the human propensity to read images left to right it also gives a pleasant starting point and leads the eye right to the car. I also wanted another car in the background, this is a race after all, and other cars show that. I shot at this spot for a while trying to get this shout though as the car at the back needed to be in just the right spot, not partially covered by the car in the foreground.
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