Mark Sutton: Story behind the shot - Bahrain (1)
26 February 2014 – Especially for lovers of motorsport photography, GPUpdate.net has put together a new feature series entitled Story behind the shot. Mark Sutton of Sutton Images, who has long provided our website with images, will choose his favourite photo from each test session and race with a description as to how he captured it.
Bahrain pre-season test (1): Lewis Hamilton at the end of the third day of testing...
Mark Sutton: "As I was driving around the track late on Friday evening and the sun was setting, I was looking for a newer angle and then saw the light facing me and thought this could be good as the sun sets. The car is actually back-lit so it's quite difficult to see which car it is. You can also see the Sakhir Tower and the Bahrain flag. As it came towards 5pm when testing finishes I also changed the white balance setting to shadow, which offers more of a golden light to the images and enhances the colour of the sunset."
24-70mm Nikkor Lens set @ 70mm
Shutter speed: 1/640