On Fire

Event: Red Bull Air Race 2016

Photographer: Jeffrey Johnston

Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR

Lens: Nikon 28-70mm & 80-200mm f/2.8

Flash: Nikon SB-800 Speedlite

Editing: Lightroom 5 & Photoshop CS6

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship returns for its second year to the Makuhari Beach across from Tokyo Bay in Japan, in the sprawling metropolis of Chiba City. Chiba is renowned as the birthplace of civil aviation in Japan and is famed for its samurai and warrior heritage. Known as the City of Flowers, Chiba is blessed with an abundance of nature, with traditional Japanese gardens and parks peppering the landscape and creating wonderful contrast between old and new.

Fans witnessed home favorite Yoshi Muroya battle for a podium place in 2015, and the local hero achieved victory in 2016 making his career first 1st place finish in the Red Bull Air Race series. The race took place at Makuhari, Japan’s longest artificial beach on 04-05 June.