Mark Sutton: Story behind the shot - Bahrain (1)
26 February 2014 – Epecially for lovers of motorsport photography, GPUpdate.net is this season running a feature series entitled Story behind the shot. Mark Sutton of Sutton Images, who provides our website with pictures, 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
Shutter speed: 1/640