Forget about the gears

A lot of photographers obsess about their gears. What features their cameras have or not have? How does it compares to another model/make? Which lens is sharper/better than another? A healthy understanding of the capability of the gear you own is crucial to capturing the image you want. But if the pursuit of understanding the gear gets beyond that and it becomes feature-matrix obsession, it is very easy to forget about the point of photography which is to make great photos.

I’ve just hanged up a 16″ x 20″ print of a photo of Lewis Hamilton in the McLaren F1 car. It looks great, doesn’t it? The photo captures the dynamic motion of the car as well as Hamilton working with the steering wheel. Do I buy this from the merchandise stand at the track?

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At the race track

Missus H. waiting for the qualifying session to start. She was wearing a homemade head scarf using her jacket to make sure she didn't get sun stroke!

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Kangaroo TV

All I can say about KTV is that it rocks! I can get semi-real time data, TV commentary, my choice of in car camera, and pit radio that most TV channels won't broadcast!

It costs $80 a day or $120 for the whole weekend. I went for the whole weekend deal because how often do I go to a Grand Prix?

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More from Max, hypocrite, Mosley

From Autosport:

Mosley has continued to deny that he dislikes Dennis, but does admit to having issues with the McLaren boss' approach to F1.

"I quite like him," he said. "But I do despise – I think that's
probably the right word – his attitude to Formula One, when he says,
for example, that he's passionate about Formula One. That's not true.

"He's passionate about McLaren finishing first and second in every
race, which is his job, but it's not the same thing as being passionate
about formula one and it's foolish to pretend that it is."

So Max's version of "passionate about F1" is to "give Ferrari every possible advantage so every other F1 teams have to work extra to win"?

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How can Formula One justify blatant double standards?

Excellent article from Martin Brundle on Sunday Times. I just cannot believe how arrogant Max Mosely is behaving all these years and no one would stand up to him? I dearly love F1 and have been following it for over 20 years and despite being the most exciting racing last season, I feared the muddling and politicking of Max Mosely had damaged F1's image in the general public beyond repair. 

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