24 Hours of Le Mans 2017


This year, as promised, I returned to the hallowed ground of the Circuit des 24 Heures for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This year’s race was one of the craziest in recent years with none of the LMP1 cars seeming to want to win it, a near LMP2 overall victory (with two on the overall podium!) and a fantastic battle between the Aston Martin and the Corvette in GTE Pro which was only settled on the last lap.

Having been once before, I had an idea of the kinds of photos I was after. 3 years of working on my photography meant I went with high hopes of getting some of the shots I missed the first time round; mainly the Dunlop Bridge at sunset.

I hired the absolutely fantastic Sigma 120-300 F2.8 from the wonderful folks over at Lenses for Hire and was blown away by its low light capabilities. This allowed me to carry on shooting well into the dusk and not have to ramp up the ISO as significantly as I usually would need to.

Looking back over at my photos from 2014 and comparing them to this year, I really do feel that my photography has come on rather a lot over the last three years.

The full gallery can be found be here.

I’ll leave this post with my favourite image – an iconic Le Mans shot that I hope I did justice.