Monday, August 25, 2008

Bristol Motor Speedway...


Sorry for the late post this morning, we were away all weekend and at the last minute I decided to post from that event, so I needed to download, find the right pictures and then post process them for today. I had wildlife photos ready for today and will return to them on Tuesday while I get more ready from Bristol.

By now I think you guessed that we went to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Nascar race, if you didn't I will write it off as a Monday brain fart. This was our first trip to Bristol and I guess the best way describe it would be "AWESOME". Both of these photos were taken Friday night while the Cup cars were practicing before the Busch race. I know they don't call it that anymore, but I do and I don't like change, so I still and will keep calling it Cup and Busch.

I didn't take the big lens along so for the most part they were shot at 200 mm and once the sun went down the ISO increased to 3200 to keep the shutter speed up. I assumed it with the lights it would be lit up more, I guess the TV is deceiving. More Bristol photos to come in the future, sometime. And just in case you don't know who the guy is in the second photo, it is Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

6 comments:

HFD60 said...

nice shots Brad, did you get some good racing action shots?...

Bradley Myers said...

Rich, I did get some action shots. But it is hard to drink beer and photograph at the same time, LOL. I will post some in the future mixed in with the wildlife photos.

Tommy V said...

I am jealous now. I watch a lot of NASCAR (Yes I am a redneck) and have been to Bristol once. Man was it a good time. Like watching racing in a football stadium. Great shots

kjpweb said...

Great shots - and all with only 200mm? Wow!
Cheers, Klaus

Bradley Myers said...

Tommy V I will trade you the racing area I live in for the where you live with wildlife running through your yard. It was fun, probably the best track I have ever been to.

Klaus, I stole the 18-135 off my sons D70 to take along so I didn't have to bother with a big lens. The first shot would have been at 27mm with the conversion factor and the second at 200mm with the conversion factor, but then cropped in during post processing. Both were taken from the same seat. By the way that is where we sat Friday and Saturday night and they were great seats.

Tommy V said...

Ok I will trade you 2 weekend a year. The 2 Bristol races.