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  • Story Behind The Image: Champagne Showers

  • At each F1 race, photographer Mark Sutton of Sutton Images will be there to capture the highs and lows of the world’s fastest sport for Nikon.

    Champagne Showers by Mark Sutton

    “It was a “lights to flag” victory for Lewis Hamilton in the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.  I love this image as he sprayed the champagne; it shows emotion but I also love the blurred champagne.  It’s actually more of a photo of champagne spray than anything!

    The photographers have a photo tower just opposite the winner’s podium.  All of the photographers pack up and run from the gate to the podium after the win, and I managed to run past everyone and get to the tower first to grab the perfect position.

    The AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II is the perfect lens for this podium as you can zoom in and out depending on how it progresses with celebrations and the epic trophy lifting shots.”

    Montreal June Champagne Showers by Mark Sutton, Sutton Images

    Camera: Nikon D4s Digital SLR Body

    Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II

    Exif data:

    • Shutter Speed: 1/1000th of a second
    • Aperture: f/11
    • ISO: 200

    Check back in a few weeks when we will bring you Mark’s favourite image from the Austrian leg of the race, taking place on June 21st.