2016 Australian Grand Prix – My photos

The opening round of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship occurred on the weekend for the Australian Grand Prix held at Albert Park, Melbourne. I of course went for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday proceedings. I took the nice camera, but had never played around with the manual settings (shutter speed, aperture, ISO setting, etc.). I had a basic understanding of how changing each differed the type of image you got, but I was really interesting in seeing what the effect was and how I could use the settings to get some cool shots.

The results are below, and given my lack of photography skills (and therefore my naivety), I am pretty happy with the results!

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG Petronas W07, Turn 11

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Peter Strauss driving the Brabham BT31 in the historics demonstration, Turn 6.

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Esteban Guierrez, Haas F1 Team, Turn 11

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Valtteri Bottas, Williams Martini Racing, Turn 11

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Ash Samadi in the ASR Raxing Mercedes Benz AMG GTS GT3, Turn 11

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Rod Salmon in the Skwrik Racing Audi R8 LMS, Turn 4

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Jenson Button, McLaren Honda MP4-31, Turn 11

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Pascal Wehrlein in the Manor Racing MRT05, Turn 11

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Rullo brothers driving the Lamborghini Gallardo FLII, Turn 11

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Joylon Palmer, Renault RS.16, Turn 11

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Garth Walden driving in the Porsche Carrera Cup, Turn 4

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Albert Park is very hard for photos, as the entire circuit is covered in catch fencing, so getting photos without it are limited to the official photographers who are right next to the circuit peering out of little holes in the fence. I tried to get that awesome blurry effect but Formula 1 cars are just so dang fast to get absolutely right!

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