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December 12, 2018

Five Fotos: Best of British GT 2016

Five Fotos: Best of British GT 2016
Photo Credit To Gary Parravani/www.Xynamic.com

2016 was another enjoyable year of shooting British GT. I’m pretty sure it was my tenth year, but I only have ten fingers, so I may have lost count! Here’s a selection of my favourite shots from this year, in no particular order.

1) Ian Stinton - Tolman Ginetta at Rockingham Sigma 120-300mm f2.8, Nikon D800. f2.8 1/500
1) Ian Stinton – Tolman Ginetta at Rockingham
Sigma 120-300mm f2.8, Nikon D800. f2.8 1/500

When shooting the drivers, I always try to capture whats going on in their heads. Often it isn’t very much (drivers being drivers), but if there is something going on, the best way to capture it is through the eyes.

2) Barwell Team - Barwell at Silverstone Sigma 15mm f2.8, Nikon D750. f2.8 1/160
2) Barwell Team – Barwell at Silverstone
Sigma 15mm f2.8, Nikon D750. f2.8 1/160

If these shots were in order, then I’d probably put this one at number one. I love the way it shows everybody hard at work. Well, almost everyone!

3) Parfitt Jr / Morris - Parker Bentley at Oulton Park Sigma 24-105mm f4, Nikon D750. f7.1 1/13
3) Parfitt Jr / Morris – Parker Bentley at Oulton Park
Sigma 24-105mm f4, Nikon D750. f7.1 1/13

It’s always important for me to try to get a new angle whenever I visit a circuit and there are quite a few waiting for you at Oulton Park. Next year I plan to get a shot of the cars with the Lodge in the background. Shhh, don’t tell anyone!

4) Howard / Gunn - Beechdean Aston Martin at Oulton Park Sigma 15mm f2.8, Nikon D750. f4.0 1/3200
4) Howard / Gunn – Beechdean Aston Martin at Oulton Park
Sigma 15mm f2.8, Nikon D750. f4.0 1/3200

I could say that I was trying to be original by getting this first lap shot from a corner other than Old Hall, but to be honest, that corner scares the daylights out of me. So I walked a mile or so from turn one where I can feel safe and caught the field as they came through the Shell Oils Hairpin.

5) Pattison / Davenport - Tolman Ginetta at Donington Park Sigma 24-105mm f4, Nikon D750. f22 1/8
5) Pattison / Davenport – Tolman Ginetta at Donington Park
Sigma 24-105mm f4, Nikon D750. f22 1/8

ZZZZZooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmm!

About The Author

Gary Parravani

Gary Parravani is Racing.GT's chief photographer and website manager. The big boss of Xynamic Automotive Photography. Gary originally founded Racing.GT with Chris Partridge in 2013.