It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining on her blonde hair, the tan was natural as was her smile.
I took this photograph in Rome, near to the Trevi Fountain.
By using a 300mm Focal Length on an APS sensor I was able to obtain sharp focus on the subject whilst isolating her from the background.
EXIF: ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/125
I saw these two pull up on their scooter whilst I was walking through Rome, I had my camera ready and took this shot as soon as I saw this intimate moment. It’s the crash helmets that make it for me, one with the English emblem and the other with the Italian emblem.
The shot was on ISO 100 with a shutter speed of 1/320 and aperture f5.6. The 300mm lens on a Canon APS camera allowed me to get a bit paparazzi in capturing the moment without being noticed. The long focal length also helped with the subject isolation by dropping the background well out of focus so that attention is firmly on the two subjects.
How lucky was I to be invited to both qualifying and race day for the British Grand Prix in July? On Saturday Michael Schumacher came to speak to us and to top that Lewis Hamilton came and spent time with us on Sunday, before the race.
It was a fantastic day and I took some pictures that I really enjoy. Here are a few I want to share.
Lewis and the Doughnut. At the end of the race and on the wind down lap, Lewis pulled off the circuit at Stowe corner and executed a doughnut for the fans. Smoke from the tyres was much appreciated by the fans who recognised this as Lewis thanking them for their support. I was on continuous shooting both leading up to and through this move so I picked this one out as representing the height of the action.
Michael Schumacher – seven times world champion. I was always a Damon Hill fan so my feelings towards Michael have had to mellow with time. Really appreciated the time he spent talking with us and he really is a very nice guy.
This one is Lewis Hamilton speaking to us before the race. He was so relaxed, cracking jokes and making us all feel like this was not “just another contractual Personal Appearance”. Really topped the day off nicely for me.
Yes, my 15 seconds of fame. As promised and delivered courtesy of American Eagle Outfitters.
When the guy told us we could have our photo taken and displayed on the large advertising board outside the shop he said that it was $20,000 worth of promotion. Well, I’m not sure I would have stumped up that amount, or even to this day believe him, but a fair return on a $30 belt.
Sadly, the only people who noticed were the people in the foreground who were actually waiting for their picture to appear – next.
Oh, and you of course. Thanks for looking