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    Synchroballistic photographs of Formula One taken for the Red Bull magazine "The Red Bulletin" during the 2008 Grand Prix season. The images we… Read More
    Synchroballistic photographs of Formula One taken for the Red Bull magazine "The Red Bulletin" during the 2008 Grand Prix season. The images were made by adapting an analog camera into a "Slit Scan” camera, where the film moves continually through the camera past a narrow slit during the exposure at a speed calculated to synchronise with the speed of the moving subject. The technique has been around for over a century, typically used at race meetings to record the competitors at the finish line, a "photofinish”, or to record speeding objects in such applications as missile telemetry, known as “synchroballistic”. The success of the process is to synchronise the speed of the film moving through the camera to the speed of the subject. In effect the resulting image is of one linear strip of space, stretched over time, creating a temporal image which renders the stationary background into a blur of horizontal lines and pulls movement into sharp relief. Read Less
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Synchroballistic images from the 2008 Grand Prix Season, shot for the Red Bulletin, the (almost) impartial Formula One magazine. Shot on a specially adapted medium format analog panoramic camera, where the film moves past a narrow slit inside the camera during the exposure, matching the speed of the moving cars. As the camera is stationary, and the film moving, the background is "blurred" into horizontal lines while the moving cars are sharp. There are however subtle clues in the images that betray the temporal nature of the process, such as the Bridgestone logo on the tires being distorted around the tires circumference. These images are unretouched scans of the original negatives.

These were shot in Barcelona in February 2008 during the practice sessions and at the British Grand Prix in July. The last image is Lewis Hamilton passing the chequered flag as he wins the race at Silverstone.
Synchroballistic image of Sebastian Vettel testing his Toro Rosso Ferrari at the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain in 2008.
Synchroballistic image of Fernando Alonso testing his Renault at the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain in 2008.
Synchroballistic image of Rubens Barrichello testing his Honda at the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain in 2008.
Synchroballistic image of Felipe Massa testing his Ferrari at the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain in 2008.
Synchroballistic image of Heikki Kovalainen testing his McLaren-Mercedes at the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain in 2008.
Synchroballistic image of Lewis Hamilton testing his McLaren-Mercedes at the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain in 2008.
Synchroballistic image of Robert Kubica testing his BMW Sauber at the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain in 2008.
Synchroballistic image of Lewis Hamilton testing his McLaren-Mercedes at the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain in 2008.
Synchroballistic image of Mark Webber testing his Red Bull-Renault at the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain in 2008.
Synchroballistic image of Kimi Räikkönen testing his Ferrari at the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain in 2008.
Synchroballistic image of Kazuki Nakajima having a pit stop at Silverstone, prior to the British Grand Prix, 2008
Synchroballistic image of Fernando Alonso in the pit lane at Silverstone, 2008.
Synchroballistic image of Lewis Hamilton chasing Heikki Kovalainen in the second lap of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, 2008
Synchroballistic image of Sebastien Bourdais driving for Toro Rosso at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, 2008.
Synchroballistic image of Lewis Hamilton racing in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, 2008.
Synchroballistic image of Lewis Hamilton winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 2008.
As featured in issue 227 of the Red Bulletin, July 20th 2008
As featured in issue 227 of the Red Bulletin, July 20th 2008
As featured in issue 227 of the Red Bulletin, July 20th 2008