May 8, 2016

May 08, 2016  •  1 Comment

Yesterday was a big day as I took a break from wildlife photography and went with my buddy, Bob, to Limerock to see the Limerock Driver's Club and VSCCA alternate time on the race track. The weather was very interesting as it continuously changed from raining, not raining, hot and humid, chilly and back and forth and back again.

Regardless of the odd weather, it was a really fun day as there are so many things I love about going to the track. I really enjoy seeing the variety of cars and how they are each painted and decorated..... taking notice to which cars are faster... and of course, I LOVE the sounds of the engines rouring. Listening to them excel when they are in a straight away and the winding down of them as they are approaching a bend is so much fun to hear. 

In addition to enjoying see the cars and watching them race, I really enjoy photographing them. The technique we use is called panning and is probably one of the most difficult techniques I've tried. It involves using a really slow shutter speed while tracking the vehicle to get the vehicle in focus and blur the background to show the speed. Whenever I go I take hundreds of pics and only keep a handful.

There were two cars yesterday that really grabbed my attention. A yellow Lotus (because the Lotus is by far my favorite vehicle) and this really awesome Austin-Healey Sprite. Every time I saw this car, it grabbed my attention and I didn't notice much else around it.

As always, my day at Limerock was a really awesome time! Thanks Bob for inviting me to join you on a day filled with fun auto racing!


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Mandy(non-registered)
So glade you enjoyed yourself yesterday, This is a very nice looking car, the front of the car almost looks like the car in the kids show cars
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