Best of 2017: Jurek Biegus

It’s been a busy year for me covering several UK championships plus picking up any international series that pay a visit to our shores. It wasn’t easy to choose my favourite 25 pictures from the year, but I’ve finally settled on these. I’ll probably change my mind shortly, but in the meantime I hope everyone enjoys the ones I’ve settled on for the moment.

Featured photo: 

Dunlop Britcar Endurance Championship at Silverstone

Canon EOS 1D Mk. IV + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 1/25 sec. | f/5.6 | ISO 100 | 124mm


British GT at Rockingham

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  | 1/1000 sec. | f/5 | ISO 100 | 220mm

This is the first corner at Rockingham but to get this shot you have to be there at the end of the race. Two hours of GT cars shredding their tyres through the fast, banked curve creates a striking image which works well as either a head on or rear shot.


British GT at Donington Park

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 400mm f/2.8  | 1/30 sec. | f/18 | ISO 100 | 400mm


British GT at Brands Hatch

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  | 1/500 sec. | f/8 | ISO 400 | 220mm


LMP3 Cup at Donington Park

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 400mm f/2.8  | 1/2500 sec. | f/2.8 | ISO 100 | 400mm

I’ve always loved this view down the Craner Curves and by opening the aperture as wide as possible you can really separate the subject from the background.


Blancpain GT at Silverstone

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  | 1/1250 sec. | f/8 | ISO 100 | 400mm


Creventic 24 Hours of Silverstone

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  | 1/640 sec. | f/8 | ISO 400 | 400mm


Creventic 24 Hours of Silverstone

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  | 1/15 sec. | f/6.3 | ISO 400 | 100mm


Blancpain GT at Silverstone

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 24-105mm f/4  | 1/3 sec. | f/22 | ISO 100 | 24mm

Pit stops are always frantic and it can be hard to capture the activity in a still photo. A low shutter speed helps to convey some of that action whilst shooting from inside the garage gives a different perspective. Shooting low down also helps the perspective plus makes it easier to steady the camera so the only blur is the movement of the mechanics.


Blancpain GT at Silverstone

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  | 1/500 sec. | f/8 | ISO 100 | 400mm


Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship at Donington Park

Canon EOS 1D Mk. IV + 50mm f/1.8  | 1/8000 sec. | f/1.8 | ISO 100 | 50mm


Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship at Silverstone

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 24-105mm f/4  | 1/10 sec. | f/22 | ISO 100 | 24mm


Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship at Oulton Park

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  | 1/320 sec. | f/5.6 | ISO 800 | 400mm


Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship at Silverstone

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  | 1/640 sec. | f/8 | ISO 100 | 400mm

It’s about the light, stupid. It really is and a photographer should always be looking for any chink of light that’ll illuminate their subject, even the smallest shaft of sunlight can take a picture from mundane to extraordinary. I wouldn’t claim this to be extraordinary, but it’s a great example of exposing for the light plus it was shot from a public grandstand which often offer wonderful but overlooked views.


Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship at Donington Park

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  | 1/400 sec. | f/8 | ISO 100 | 400mm


Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship at Silverstone

Canon EOS 1D Mk. IV + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  | 1/50 sec. | f/18 | ISO 200 | 100mm


Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship at Silverstone

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 400mm f/2.8  | 1/30 sec. | f/2.8 | ISO 100 | 400mm


British GT at Silverstone

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  | 1/2000 sec. | f/5.6 | ISO 640 | 400mm


Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship at Silverstone

Canon EOS 1D Mk. IV + 24-105mm f/4  | 1/800 sec. | f/5.6 | ISO 100 | 105mm


British GT at Snetterton

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 24-105mm f/4   | 1/2500 sec. | f/4.5 | ISO 640 | 24mm


British GT at Snetterton

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 24-105mm f/4  | 1/500 sec. | f/4 | ISO 200 | 24mm


British GT at Snetterton

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  | 1/1000 sec. | f/8 | ISO 100 | 400mm


British GT at Spa-Francorchamps

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L  | 1/60 sec. | f/15 | ISO 100 | 100mm


FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone

Canon EOS 1D Mk. IV + 50mm f/1.8  | 1/320 sec. | f/1.8 | ISO 100 | 50mm

This is a strange picture because there really isn’t much going on apart from a mechanic preparing himself for the arrival of his car, but something about it conveys that anticipation of getting the job done. With the aperture wide open the focus is purely on the mechanic who in turn is focussed on ensuring his equipment is fully working.


FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone

Canon EOS 1D Mk. IV + 50mm f/1.8  | 1/6 sec. | f/22 | ISO 100 | 50mm

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A team photographer in the Britcar Endurance Championship who has also shot for many big names including Autosport and Ginetta. Jurek covers British GT, Britcar, and other big races in the UK.

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