Shooting at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix in Monte Carlo is not only about the action imagery of course.You have to include the atmosphere and the incredible landscape to get the full story.
The pit lane is superb place to shoot the cars waiting to head out onto the track with the old town up on the hill in the background.17-40mm f11 1/125th second
No Monte Carlo visit is complete without shooting in Casino Square, There are about three different position to shoot from but I like this view best. 50mm f11 1/250th second.
Peeping through the armco crops this Alfa Romeo nicely with the high end stores in the background to give context.17-40mm f8 1/500th second
The Rascasse turn is the second last before the finishing straight with cars often tustling for position around the restaurant stuck in the centre of the corner, nicely framed by the Alps Maritime in the background.17-40mm f11 1/250th second
If you are lucky enough to know someone or get a pass onto the roof of the Fairmont hotel this is the view you can capture.17-40mm f11 1/125th second.
These images were all taken the fantastic Historic Grand Prix de Monaco which happens every two years. The races are short , just ten laps, so to shoot at different locations you have to be quick and plan ahead thinking about where the light will be at different times of day. If you are fortunate enough to shoot the Grand Prix itself it is much busier and harder to move around but at least you have the luxury of a two hour races to get yourself into the best position to capture all the glory of the what surely is the most exciting Formula One race of the season.