SpeedHunters.com’s Linhbergh Nguyen catches me adjusting settings to compensate for the ever-changing light during the first practice session at Pikes Peak…
Last year I missed out on the first practice session at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, and after seeing fellow photographer Linhberg Nguyen’s photos on SpeedHunters.com, I made sure to be up on the mountain bright and early for the opening day.
If you stand in the right spot as the sun comes up, the sky and surrounding area turn all sorts of amazing colors, and there’s a 2-3 minute window where everything looks simply epic. There’s nothing else like it in motorsports. My favorite photo of the day was Monster Tajima tearing up the mountain with a beautiful Colorado sunrise in the background.
Visit Autoblog.com for the entire set of photos.
The second and final day of the Spectre 341 Challenge is a wrap. After scouting the route a few more times I found a fantastic location, and probably ending up spending too much time there. Even so, I liked these photos better than those from day 1. You can see a selection of images below.
Day 1 of the Spectre 341 Challenge is in the books. This is my first time shooting the event, so there was a steep learning curve about what locations to pick. It’s pretty difficult to walk to different parts of the course, so once you pick a corner, you’re stuck for a couple hours! The scenery is pretty amazing, though, so I tried to take as many wide angle photos as possible to keep the mountains and the winding road in frame. You can see a selection of photos from day 1 after the jump.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the one event I’ve been hoping to attend since I started photographing cars, and I was lucky enough to finally go this year. The bad news was the I got the invite just a few weeks before the race, well after the last day to apply for photo credentials. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to get trackside, but fortunately I managed to talk my way into a photo vest for a few hours at sunset and and sunrise. Having never been to the track there was a huge learning curve – even finding where to get into the photos areas was a huge challenge – but by the end I was satisfied with my photos for being a “newbie”. I hope that I’ll be able to attend again, especially with a photo credential for the entire race.
You can see the photos of the race over on Autoblog.com.
The middle of the desert is just about my favorite place to photograph a car, so I didn’t mind driving out to Las Vegas to take pictures of this highly modified Mustang for a feature in 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords. I came away with some pretty cool driving shots of the car, so I was a little disappointed when it didn’t make it onto the cover. Even so, the photos looks great in the magazine. Follow the jump to see screen shots of the whole article.
Publication: 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
Client: Source Interlink
Car: Manny Galvan’s 2007 Ford Mustang GT
I’ve had a few things published in Chevy High Performance in the past, but this is the first time that I’ve had a photo on the cover. The car was built by CGS Motorsports in Chino, CA. Coincidentally, my very first magazine cover was of a truck built by CGS Motorsports in 2004. I’m glad I could get them some good exposure once again.
Publication: Chevy High Performance
Client: Source Interlink
Car: 2011 Chevrolet Camaro by CGS Motorsports
Subaru sure knows how to make strange looking vehicles. I guess the 2011 Impreza WRX STI sure isn’t the worst looking out of the various versions, but I was more fond of the last 5-door generation. That wing…
I’ve been on a kick of placing the car looking away down a desolate road, and the photo above may be one of my favorites yet. Everything from the hills in the background to the color in the sky and the color of the car worked together beautifully. You can see the entire set of photos over at Autoblog.com.
Orange cars are fantastic, at least in terms of photographing them at sunset. I pretty much couldn’t make this Bentley Continental GT not look good if I tried. Head on over to Autoblog.com to see the full set.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosted the Ferrari Racing Days this past weekend that included Ferrari’s F1 and Corse Clienti (racing clients) as well as the 458 Challenge racing series. The F1 cars were undoubtedly the highlight, and it’s always incredible to see and hear them in action. Unfortunately there were only three classic Ferraris in attendance due to scheduling conflicts, but it was still a good weekend at the track anyway. You can view the photos from the various events in the links below: