Formula One cars are fast. My favourite game to play at the Bahrain Grand Prix is to see how many photos I can take of the cars that aren’t blurry!
Over the past few years, I have got pretty good at taking panning shots of the cars as they drive past. I wasn’t planning on keeping this photo. All of the cars are blurred from the speed they were going at. And I clearly didn’t have the correct shutter speed.
But looking back at the shot on my laptop, I actually loved how it portrayed the speed and motion of the cars. The frenetic energy during a Formula One race, especially during the opening lap, is amazing. Looking at this photo takes me back to the moment—I can almost hear the cars screaming around the track.