I must say I felt pretty privileged to be the first photographer to shoot the new Ferrari Berlinetta F12 on a racing track. It’s the most powerful machine they’ve ever built and with 740 bhp, she really is a high performance beauty as well as being stunning to boot.
Together with the FF and California, we got to have a go at the Yas Grand Prix circuit in Abu Dhabi. As most of you know, I love getting up close to the action and my preferred way to shoot a car is from a car, that is lying in the trunk of a lead car with the subject nice and close behind. At modest speed, it’s all about hand signaling brand viagra canada their position back and forth… back, forward, right, left. Working with pro Ferrari drivers means that they drive to centimeter precision. Just watching them handle these machines alone is very cool!
To keep the aperture down, I used ND filters. The sun was setting but still, it felt a little too bright. Rather than shooting fully manual, I opted for shutter speed priority as the track has so many bends, which means there’s constantly light being thrown at you from every direction. Our time to play was short, a mere 10 minutes but this proved enough to amass over 1,000 frames! I then had to hand over the track to the media for some seriously fast driving…