2013 Sebring 12 Hrs (Mar 15, part 3)

For the ALMS qualifying sessions I walked from the Audi Turn One Club to the inside of Turn 3 to 4 areas since the afternoon sun would be at my back and would be illuminating the side and front of the cars facing me. I used the 300mm with 2x extender to get tight shots of the cars exiting Turn 3 and going into Turn 4. Tried to shoot as low as possible 3/4 front shots of the cars to give them depth and to capture some of the spectators in the background.

2013_Sebring (HC7A8527)HPD ARX-03b number 551 would win the P2 class tomorrow after 12 hours of racing – P2 class, Level 5 Motorsports/Siemens/Alpha Watches/Ohiya Casino Resort (Canon 5D Mark III, 300mm f/2.8L IS II with 2x extender III, f/20, 1/200, ISO 100; Turn 3 to 4)

Turns 4 to 5 (inside turns, mid-afternoon)

After the ALMS qualifying sessions walked down to Turns 4 and 5 for shooting Race #2 of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Once again tried to shoot as low as possible to get front shots of the cars exiting Turn 4. This is also a great place to be during sunset, since the warm setting sun illuminates this area with a great yellow/red glow.

2013_Sebring (HC7A8595)Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars (Canon 5D Mark III, 300mm f/2.8L IS II, f/8, 1/800, ISO 100; Turn 4)

While photographing Turn 4, heard a noise behind me, and saw the last part of a Porsche rolling over. Luckily no one was injured, but goes to show how fast things can go wrong, and how you always need to be on the look out for danger.

Series of images of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car 59 rolling after an incident with another car

2013_Sebring (HC7A8602)(Canon 5D Mark III, 300mm f/2.8L IS II, f/8, 1/800, ISO 100; Turn 5)

2013_Sebring (HC7A8603)(Canon 5D Mark III, 300mm f/2.8L IS II, f/8, 1/800, ISO 100; Turn 5)

2013_Sebring (HC7A8606)(Canon 5D Mark III, 300mm f/2.8L IS II, f/8, 1/800, ISO 100; Turn 5)

2013_Sebring (HC7A8613)(Canon 5D Mark III, 300mm f/2.8L IS II, f/8, 1/800, ISO 100; Turn 5)

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