Mark Sutton: Story behind the shot - Monaco
30 May 2014 – Especially 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 Grand Prix weekend with a description as to how he captured it.
Monaco Grand Prix: Reflections of a genius
Mark Sutton: "The title for this picture means a lot in many ways, as the Mercedes drivers appeared to be falling out with each other after Nico's mistake in qualifying. The image is taken in the pits during final practice with the help of a friendly fire marshal who pulled down his visor when asked. It's taken on a very long lens and also shot at a high shutter speed to freeze the action. It's very difficult to take as there is plenty of curve on the visor."
500mm Nikkor lens
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Exposure: F7.1 (200 ISO)