Top 10 photos of the week: 2017-02-16

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Top 10 photos of the week: 2017-02-16

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10. Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team
10. Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team
1/10

Photo by: Ducati Corse

Ah, Phillip Island. So many angles, so much beauty.
9. Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet
9. Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet
2/10

Photo by: Michael L. Levitt / Motorsport Images

Helio is excited for the 2017 IndyCar season, can you tell?
8. Juho Hänninen, Kaj Lindström, Toyota Yaris WRC, Toyota Racing
8. Juho Hänninen, Kaj Lindström, Toyota Yaris WRC, Toyota Racing
3/10

Photo by: Toyota Racing

Nice use of framing (trees) and off-camera strobes to light the car as it passes. Just a nice landscape painting of Rally Sweden.
7. Josef Newgarden, Team Penske Chevrolet
7. Josef Newgarden, Team Penske Chevrolet
4/10

Photo by: Michael L. Levitt / Motorsport Images

Fun with slow shutter speeds. IndyCar young gun Josef Newgarden leaving the pits during testing.
6. Thierry Neuville, Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
6. Thierry Neuville, Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
5/10

Photo by: RaceEmotion / Hyundai Motorsport

Lots of air for the Belgian rally star.
5. Teemu Suninen, Mikko Markkula, Ford Fiesta R5, M-Sport
5. Teemu Suninen, Mikko Markkula, Ford Fiesta R5, M-Sport
6/10

Photo by: M-Sport

Early morning atmospheric silhouette shots go straight to our hearts.
4. Stéphane Lefebvre, Gabin Moreau, Citroën C3 WRC, Citroën World Rally Team
4. Stéphane Lefebvre, Gabin Moreau, Citroën C3 WRC, Citroën World Rally Team
7/10

Photo by: McKlein / Motorsport Images

The visual impact of all that snow...
3. Hayden Paddon, John Kennard, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
3. Hayden Paddon, John Kennard, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
8/10

Photo by: RaceEmotion / Hyundai Motorsport

More air time on display. This time from the side.
2. Henning Solberg, Cato Menkerud, Skoda Fabia R5
2. Henning Solberg, Cato Menkerud, Skoda Fabia R5
9/10

Photo by: Jarno Kraayvanger

A pop of strobe, the sun, nice framing. This all combines to make a great rally photo.
1. Brendon Leitch crash
1. Brendon Leitch crash
10/10

Photo by: Bruce Jenkins

Capturing the moment a car goes airborne is oddly easy and difficult at the same time. It all happens so fast, so you pray you're in focus and just mash the button. It also feels very slow, especially if you were watching the incident start (initial contact, etc.) In some ways the photographer experiences the weird tunnel-vision/time bending moment as the drivers crashing. Without the physical danger (most of the time).
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