Sorry it took so long to update my blog and photo site. I won't bore you with the details. But that doesn't mean I haven't been photographing events at NJMP, because I have.
As you may know, the Sebring 12 Hour is by far my favorite event to attend and to shoot. This is primarily because of the opportunity to photograph race cars at night. This is not an opportunity that comes along often. In fact, for me, it use to be once a year. But now with the Devil in the Dark 12 Hour race at NJMP, I get to do it twice a year. While it may not be the million dollar ALMS prototypes and GT cars racing at a historic facility at speed that would make your eyes bleed, the effort expended by the participants and the photographic opportunities were none the less top notch.
In covering the event, I spoke to a number of the "credentialed" photographers and they seemed to not be excited about shooting race cars at night. And I was surprised not to see very many shooting the race after the sun set. One photographer said, "you won't be able to get much after the sun goes down." For me that is when the race got exciting from a photographic perspective. While I am no expert in photographing race cars at night, the opportunity to experiment with capturing the event at night was much more interesting than shooting during the day.
Take a look at my photo gallery of the event and let me know if there are any photographs you particularly like. Please leave comments on the photos and give it a thumbs up or thumbs down. I value your feedback.
I will soon be posting about the Road Mod event and the Mazda/Patron Cup weekends.