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Sebastian Vettle at the start

Sebastian Vettle at the start
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Copyright: Tom Winder (bluepianowaits) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 401 W: 16 N: 343] (2596)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-06
Categories: Transportation, Decisive Moment
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-29 6:52
Viewed: 3597
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Buddys,

Just a quick (pardon the pun) F1 picture today, this was at the Bahrain GP this year. It is Sebastian Vettle momments before the start of the 2008 race.

As you are not really allowed cameras in the paddock unless you have a press pass, I had to use my point and shoot, there is no zoom used on this that is how close I was stood! It is amazing to be that close when the cars take off. The ground shakes and the your eyeballs wobble in your head! This picture definatly fails to capture the excitement, but I like it all the same.

Unfortunatly he went out on the first lap with an oil leak, despite the fact that I had to scruttineer the rebuiling and repiaring of half of his engine that same morning. Obviously they failed to fix the problem.


N.B not the start actually as everone must be off the track at the start. But it was just seconds before the warm up lap.

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Still a great POV with wonderful lines Tom.
Excellent color and composition.
Well done.
- Vincent

Good shot in the circumstances Tom, shame he went out! As you say, there is a real buzz about being on the grid up to the last minute.

Hi Tom,
WOW you certainly got a good POV and nicely composed, I wish it was me standing there!!
Well done
Regards Andy

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2008-05-30 2:35]

Hi Tom,
Nice one, after reading your note, I realised that couldn't be the start.
Those pit crews would be in danger of being wiped out.
Coincidentally, I posted the start of a Grand Prix myself tonight.
The technology has changed a tad.

Good shot, brings back some memories for me. As I recall, the car I was in charge of finished the race ;-)
Nice and sharp and a great PoV.
Cheers, John.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-05-31 17:19]
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Hello Tom! Great shot my friend, those are intense moments! I've never done a starting grid shot so you're very lucky! You've done great with your small camera! congrats my friend. For the first time in my life, I'll have a press pass this year at the Canadian GP!! I'm pretty excited! Thanks!


Hiya Tom

Get in there my friend what a superb capture, nice sharp detail and the paint job on that car is awesome

I hope you are well

TFS regards Helen

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