Views 47 Unique 34
Vote 5
Award Shortlist   

Kimi Raikonen

By Paulocks
Kimi Raikonen in F1 Alfa Romeo at 2019 German Grand Prix Hockenheim.
Panasonic FZ330 f3.2 100iso 1/2000.

Tags: Formula 1 Sports and action

Voters: Tish1, pablophotographer, DaveRyder and 2 more

Get 50% Off Affinity Photo Today!


paulbroad 13 131 1289 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2019 10:23AM
It could be very good, but you are under exposed. Spot metering and manual? The correct way but what did you meter off? When you are going to be moving the viewpoint a lot I would be on matrix metering with compensation if needed.

pablophotographer 9 1.7k 387
30 Oct 2019 11:41AM
Hi Paulocks.
I think your picture is good in its own parameters. I voted for it before paulbroad made his comment and I came back to view it again because I wanted to compare the amount of noise here at ISO 100 with the amount of noise my Panasonic FZ45 had produced on a P1 race at ISO800.
I know you have zoomed quite a bit where it is easy to suffer from camera shake, which I think you have avoided with the maximum shutter speed the camera offers. I like the way you have composed this and from what I can gather, very cleverly you shot Kimi near a corner trying to catch up with him when he would slow down a bit as his fast car challenges your camera's speed. The notion of speed is well balanced (for me) between very slight unsharpness and tyre roll (where I thought I was seeing most of the noise before the other darker areas of the picture).

But talking about "dark" I think it is unfair to say that your picture is underexposed, neither the tarmac nor the wheels have white colour. Most of the picture contains darker rather than bright surfaces. I have not watched the histogram but I am considering the subjects themselves. And I bet the moment you have histogram and everything else on your EVF you can hardly see your subject clearly. But it would be great to tell us where did you take the spot metering from.

So I reckon this frame as an achievement. I take you had bought a seat ticket that gives you limited maneuvering so bravo once more. Could you please confirm me that the camera has 1:1 and 3:2 aspect ratios available too? I saw from the camera details in ephotozine that it comes only with 4:3 and 16:9 and I am surprised.

5 Nov 2019 8:22AM
Many thanks for the comments, I must say I was surprised that someone said the photograph was under exposed, I disagree with that comment and so does the histogram. The position of my seat at the circuit unfortunately had a wire fence I had to shoot through, by zooming in far enough I was able to totally eliminate the close up fence, I metered at a particular point of the track and after a while realised all the car past this point at the same position, I then used 4k to take multiple shots as the car reached this point. I'm no professional but I love the shot, isn't that what amateur photography is supposed to be about rather than perfection every time. Glad you also like the shot.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.