Mark Sutton: Story behind the shot - Hungary
30 July 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.
Hungarian Grand Prix: Birdseye view as Ricciardo celebrates
Mark Sutton: "I was lucky enough to get a great position next to the podium and to be honest it didn't really matter who won the race. I knew there was a good battle between Ricciardo, Alonso and Hamilton towards the end and I hoped that my colleague was still at the first corner waiting for any overtakes or crashes. It was then a case of 15-20 minutes of shooting every moment once the top three cars drew up below the rostrum.
"Fernando arrived first and he waved, jumped into his mechanics and high-fived Daniel, who celebrated like he knows how to. Lewis had disappeared already. Then I brought the fish-eye lens, it is not something you use all the time, but it worked perfectly for Daniel's arrival on the podium with the teams and fans all cheering, creating a magical image. Then the celebrations started and I took some of my favourite podium shots so far this year..."
15mm Nikkor lens
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Exposure: F5.6 (200 ISO)