Magnus Audi on Pit Lane in the Darkness

076a4585The best racing of the day could be found in the GTD class.  The late race joust between Andy Lally in the Magnus Audi and Jeroen Bleekemolen in the Viper was epic stuff.  A rule violation for the Audi on minimum driver times meant that the Audi crossed the line first, but was moved to the back of the class in the official results.  The team made a mistake interpreting the rules and that story has been written.

The photo is interesting for another reason – the distinctive lighting scheme which makes the car easy to spot in the darkness.  The two rails of green light running from front to back along the sides of the roof are bright.   The yellow outline of the front grille and the green accent, however, with the angular headlights gives the car an aggressive posture.  This pit stop came with just less than 2 hours remaining in the race.

Camera Settings – 1/250 shutter speed, f/2.8, ISO 640, 175mm.  Panning shots with low light can be a challenge.  The wide aperture and the higher ISO help to offset the diminished light.

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