Desktop Calendar: November 2016 - Marc Marquez at Assen

November 02, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

November-2016-Marc-Marquez-MotoGP-Assen-2016-Tony-Goldsmith-PhotographyNovember-2016-Marc-Marquez-MotoGP-Assen-2016-Tony-Goldsmith-PhotographyFree hi-res desktop background of Marc Marquez returning to Parc Ferme at the end of the 2016 Dutch TT at Assen. Photo by Tony Goldsmith

The choice of who to feature in the November desktop background was pretty easy.  Which picture to pick was a little tougher.

I didn't travel to any of the fly-away races so wasn't in Japan to witness Marc Marquez clinch his 3rd MotoGP title.

When I sat down to decide which picture to choose I remembered this image from Assen, which I think perfectly depicts the secret to his 2016 success.  Marquez had seen Valentino Rossi crash out, and knowing that Jorge Lorenzo was struggling outside the top ten, settled for 2nd place behind Jack Miller.  As he rode past the massed ranks of photographers at the entrance to pit lane, he made it clear that lessons had been learned from the 2015 season.

The old win at all costs mentality was gone. Replaced with a new, more considered approach.

Photo details:

  • Camera: Nikon D500
  • Lens: Nikon 200-500 f/5.6
  • ISO: 360
  • Exposure: 1/800sec at f6.3

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