Doesn't it look as if this guy is pointing his camera right between the two cars? And he probably is. The red car on the right is Michael Schumacher accelerating away from the hairpin curve at the Hockenheim Ring at approximately 200 kmh, and the car on the left is Kimi Raikkonen breaking down from 320 kmh before taking the hairpin at 60 kmh. So amateur photographers have to work fast.
The time is the German Grand Prix 2004 somewhere around the tenth lap. A few laps later The MacLaren-Mercedes crashed out of the race which Schumacher then won. But at this point it was a real chase.
I have cropped and resized - but the most difficult part was finding one of the 250 photos taken that day with a story to tell. Hope this one has that.
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Burnham (2428) 2004-08-04 16:24
you once told me that humorous pictures rank high with you, and this one certainly fits that category - nothing like laughing at a fellow photographer ;o) This was really well spotted.
jhm (141921) 2004-08-05 7:47
Three in one, Per, the photographer and the two bolides, good colour and excellent note. Good idea for makes of this. Well seen!
nwoehnl (122) 2004-08-05 13:34
Hi Per, nice to see a new one from you. Yes this photo does tell a story and indeed makes you wonder what it was that ended up being stored on this guy's camera's memory card. Nice catch of the race atmosphere, too, in which it's also intereresting to see the groups of spectators on the opposite side, behind Schumi's car. Well captured.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-08-06 12:32
Great composition Per - and a fine action shot as well - Yes I know the feeling of taking 250 shots and having a hard time to decide - I like the caps in the foreground and growd in the background - thanks for sharing.
CVTJan (1244) 2004-08-09 4:10
Dear Per, indeed the pic has a story to tell, I visited 6 F1 races so far and I have to say you bring the atmosphere to us by also including the fans :) Also not easy to capture the cars. Well done, not only a boring car picture :) BTW I think I saw you on TV *ggg*
sn00zie (2384) 2004-08-10 11:59
nice!!! i wish i can see the GP someday.. anyways, i like this picture-not because of the mclaren or the ferrari, but the over all look. nice picture Per!
- Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) (2832)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-07-25
- Categories: Humorous, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus C-740 UZ
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Photographers at work, Formula 1 moments, Photographing the Photographer [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-04 16:22