After 3 days of clouds and rain, the weather for race day at the Circuit of the Americas was glorious and this shot captures the now iconic COTA observation tower. This structure is great for photographers, whether they climb the 250ft and 491 stairs to the top, or as in this case, use it as a focal point against the vast Texan sky. It needs to be shot at a fast shutter speed to freeze the car with a narrow aperture to bring out the stunning clouds and sun.
Canon 1DX 16-35mm lens, 1/1000th sec @ f16
Sunday 21st October 2018, 2.15pm
Photographer: James Bearne