Photographer's Note

600,000 spectators packed the banks of the Douro River in Porto and Gaia, Portugal for the eighth leg of the Red Bull Air Race World Series. Roads came to a standstill and trains were sold out as thousands flocked to watch the race, making it the biggest single-day sporting event in Portuguese history. Steve Jones (GBR/Team Matador) beat Mike Mangold (USA/Team Cobra) by 0.38 of a second in a thrilling battle and had his first victory of the season.

Nikon D40X
2007/09/01 15:14:31.5
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 D
Focal Length: 98mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/800 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: +0.7 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Direct sunlight +2
AF Mode: Manual
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Medium High
Hue Adjustment: +3°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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