I was going to post these photographs later in the week but Woody said he was looking forward to them so I moved them up a few days. This past Saturday my family and the Holtzman's went to Dover to take in the Nationwide race and enjoy a day out. Well that statement pretty much held up. The Cup cars came out and did a few laps of practice and then the skies opened up. Yep we got soaked. But we stuck it out, a trip to Walmart for new clothes for everyone and back to the race track to see the three plus hour delayed race, 1:35 a.m. and we are finally home and back in bed.
The day was being used as a learning experience for me. With a new camera body that incorporates different focusing techniques, I found it to be the perfect opportunity to shoot the cars on the track with the big lens and the different focus settings. Did I learn anything? Yes, that at the focal length I was using in totally overcast skies and night fall approaching it is not that easy to photograph cars traveling 130 plus mph. It was still successful and I got a few shots. These are the only two I have worked up so far and they are also a learning experience, both went through multiple layers in Photoshop, the monster was purposely made darker to reflect the dark day in Dover.
Over the next couple of days I want to give a few plugs to blogs I look at daily that you may be interested in. Brian's is linked to my site so I won't put his link in here also. The first one is a friend from Shippensburg http://outskirtsofsuburbia.blogspot.com/ he has been at the blogging longer than me. The next one is from Lancaster County, I have never met Woody but we have exchanged messages numerous times and I am sure we will be meeting soon. He is new to the DSLR community but is already on the right track shooting Nikon's (that makes him a fellow Nikonian) his site can be found at http://woodysphotography.blogspot.com/