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V8 Supercars Rewind – Top 10 pics of 2015, Part 2

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Friday 25th December, 2015 - 2:00pm

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Speedcafe.com takes a look back at the best images from the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship.

Today our countdown concludes, with photographer Daniel Kalisz taking you through the top five.

CLICK HERE to view 10th through 6th.

5) Mark Winterbottom – Ipswich, Saturday 1st August

2015 V8 Supercars Round 7. Ipswich SuperSprint, Queensland Raceway, Queensland, Australia. Friday 31st July - Sunday 2nd August 2015. Mark Winterbottom drives the #5 Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon. World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/LAT Photographic Ref: Digital Image V8SC15_IPSWICHR7_DKIMG1598.JPG
Backlight setting sun + race winner = bliss. Surprising to most but I like photographing at this circuit. It challenges you the photographer and artist to create a beautiful image rather than waiting for it to come to you.
Nikon D810
Lens: 70-200mm f2.8
ISO: 31
Aperture: f 9
Shutter: 1/50
4) Mark Winterbottom – Sydney 500, Saturday 5th December
2015 V8 Supercars Round 14. Sydney 500, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia. Friday 4th December - Sunday 6th December 2015. Mark Winterbottom driver of the #5 Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon. World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/LAT Photographic Ref: Digital Image V8SCR14_SYDNEY500_DKIMG2787.JPG

This image captures the moment when Mark Winterbottom won the V8 Supercars drivers championship and just stepped out and onto his car.
It’s always nice to find a clean background for an image, particularly at this street circuit which is quite messy compared to others. By simply crouching down using the sky as ones backdrop it gives you an almost studio like image.
Nikon D4S
Lens: 70-200mm f2.8
ISO: 800
Aperture: f 5.6
Shutter: 1/1000
3) Michael Caruso – Clipsal 500 , Saturday 28th February
2015 V8 Supercar Championship Round 1. Clipsal 500, Adelaide, Australia. Saturday 28th February 2015. Michael Caruso drives the #23 Nissan Motorsport Nissan World Copyright: Nissan Ref: Digital Image V8SC15R1_CLIPSAL500_DKIMG04910.CR2
This particular image was a composite, comprising of several photographs to create this special image. It certainly does pop and looks spectacular.
Nikon D4S
Lens: 24-70mm f2.8
2) Pye, Winterbottom and Caruso – Hidden Valley, Saturday 20th June
2015 V8 Supercar Championship Round 5. Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Friday 19th June - Sunday 21st June 2015. Michael Caruso drives the #23 Nissan Motorsport Nissan, Mark Winterbottom drives the #5 Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon, Scott Pye drives the #17 DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/LAT Photographic Ref: Digital Image V8SC15_DARWINR5_DKIMG2941.JPG
This particular image won the V8 Media Association Best On track Photo of the year. It was taken amongst the trees using a slow shutter speed to create an unusual effect. I was lucky enough to capture these three cars all rubbing panels in the one frame.
Nikon D4S
Lens: 500mm f4
ISO: 31
Aperture: f 22
Shutter: 1/20
1) Scott McLaughlin – Bathurst 1000, Saturday 10th October
2015 V8 Supercars Round 10. Bathurst 1000, Mount Panorama, NSW, Australia. Thursday 8th October - Sunday 11th October 2015. Scott McLaughlin driver of the #33 Wilson Security Racing GRM Volvo. World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/LAT Photographic Ref: Digital Image V8SCR10_BATHURST1000_DKIMG04293.JPG
This is by far my favourite image of 2015. Firstly I must say a big thanks to Scott and the team for allowing me to capture this as it was taken about 18:30 on Saturday night.
I used a simple lighting setup with two Nikon SB-910 speedlight flashes and an Icelight to illuminate Scott. The stunning ‘space like’ background was achieved just by the evening sky and loads of dust being illuminated by the back light flashes.
Nikon D810
Lens: 85mm f1.4
ISO: 2000
Aperture: f 5.6
Shutter: 1/125

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