2014 Le Mans – Part Two of Wednesday Free Practice (June 11)

After photographing some of the free practice session at the “S” Ford Curves from Stand 23, took a ride on the Ferris Wheel to get some elevated shots of the track, then took the long walk over to the Porsche Curves. Hope you like the photos.

Ferris Wheel

2014 Le Mans (222A3228)The front straight and pit lane (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 98mm, f/8, 1/1000, ISO 1000)

2014 Le Mans (222A3230)Through Virage du Raccordement with two GT cars (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 98mm, f/4, 1/1250, ISO 1000)

Porsche Curves

2014 Le Mans (222A3253)To get to the Porsche Curves, exited the track at Maison Blanche, then walked along the road next to the track for about 30 to 45 minutes. Its a long walk, but worth the effort. The hardest part about photographing at the Porsche Curves is the high catch fencing and distance the spectator mound is from the track. To get a good vantage point, you need to walk towards the right-hand side of the viewing mound to get a clear shot over the fence, and use at least a 300mm lens or longer if you want close-up shots of the cars (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 98mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (222A3274)A view of the inside of the Porsche Curves, with the high catch fencing in the foreground to give you an idea of what you need to shoot over. Also saw a photographer with a small step ladder for photographing over the fence (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 98mm, f/8, 1/200, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (HC7A8515)#81 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia heading into the Porsche Curves (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L IS II, f/4, 1/1000, ISO 400)

2014 Le Mans (HC7A8532)#46 Thiriet By TDS Racing Ligier JS P2 – Nissan exiting the Porsche Curves (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L IS II, f/4.5, 1/2000, ISO 640)

2014 Le Mans (HC7A8554)#90 8Star Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia exiting the Porsche Curves (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L IS II, f/4, 1/2000, ISO 640)

2014 Le Mans (HC7A8534)#2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R-18 E-Tron Quattro as it exits the Porsche Curves (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L IS II, f/6.3, 1/250, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (222A3252)Wanted to get some shots of the cars with the Porsche sign in the background, and was lucky that another photographer let me borrow his step ladder for a couple of shots. #77 Dempsey Racing – Proton Porsche 911 RSR (991) (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II with 1.4x extender III, 192mm, f/4, 1/320, ISO 125)

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