The GP of Alabama was held at the picturesque Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama (http://barbermotorsports.com/higpa-home.php). This was the first time I’d been to this track, and with the help of other photographers and staff, found some great vantage points to photograph the cars on this beautiful road course. What I really liked about this track were the elevation changes and differences in backgrounds for framing the cars in photographs.
For the Friday morning practice went to the inside of the track where the “giant spider” is since this is a great location to get a lot of variety in your shots because of the close vicinity of the hill along the Turn 4 to 5 straight, Turns 5 and 6, the Turn 11 to 12 straight, Turn 17, and the front straight. Hope you like the photos.
#14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Takuma Sato leading #18 Dale Coyne Racing Carlos Huertas down the hill into Turn 5 (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L IS II, f/7.1, 1/800, ISO 100)
#17 KV AFS Racing Sebastian Saavedra leading a pack of IndyCars through Turns 5 and 6 (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II, 85mm, f/5, 1/100, ISO 100)
#9 Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing Scott Dixon getting a “lift” back to the pits after going off the track (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L IS II, f/9, 1/640, ISO 100)
#17 KV AFS Racing Sebastian Saavedra exiting Turn 17 at speed (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f13, 1/160, ISO 100)