And Now For Something Completely Different. Again. November 25th, 2010
Here are a few shots from that eventful day.
Above, a plane from Abu Dhabi Formula 1 sponsor Etihad Airways flies overhead before the start of the race.
Below is a shot of the aftermath of Schumacher’s terrible accident with Force India’s Vitantonio Liuzzi, mere moments after the race began. I was lucky enough to be seated in the North Grandstand with a spectacular view directly onto the spot where the accident occurred. You can find a short article in which Schumacher describes the experience here.
Crew worked quite quickly to clear away the wreckage and debris, as the safety car led the remaining contenders on slow (for F1) laps around the circuit. The cars followed an alternate route avoiding the crash site until it was cleared.
Soon the race was under way again. Below is a shot from another location on the North Grandstand after the sun had set.
I didn’t take many pictures of the cars as they zipped by this race. I guess I must have gotten it out of my system during the first one.
I was more interested in taking different types of shots this time. Like the above view onto the race track with a man silhouetted and this silhouette of a woman sat alone while her companions went for drinks and food. It kinda looks like the entire race is stretched out only for her.
As you no doubt know, the race went to Red Bull Racing’s Vettel, who thereby secured the championship this year. Abu Dhabi seems to bring good luck to Red Bull Racing and to Sebastian Vettel in particular as this is the second time he’s won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. I could I rephrase that in quite a few ways, and in doing so raise quite different connotations: Vettel has won every single Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to date. Vettel has won two Abu Dhabi Grand Prix races in a row. And so on…
On another note, check out the following:
- click here to see a cool post from PetaPixel on how to use coffee cup lids to aid in correcting white balance in a pinch;
- click here for a behind-the-scenes look at the White House and a 45 minute interview with official White House photographer Pete Souza – the man behind the cool candid shots of Obama;
- click here for a fascinating glimpse at the work of Julio Mitchel, brought to you by the New York Times’ Lens photo blog;
- click here for a shot by Momentary Awe of a lazy sunset walk with a view on the Burj El Arab; and
- for a fantastic and enchanting look at the Loy Krathong festival of lights in Mae Jo, Thailand, brought to you by my good friend Dan of Canvas of Light, click here;
Also, a quick note: If you’re in Kuwait, or planning to travel there, be aware that it seems Kuwaiti authorities have banned the use of DSLR cameras in public places. Check out the Kuwaiti Times article here. You might want to break out your EVIL cameras instead.
More coming soon!
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