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Art Deco Car Show

Art Deco Car Show

Favorite shots from the North Carolina Museum of Art's Rolling Sculptures exhibit.

 

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NCMA: Porsche by Design

Last year Laura treated me to spending far too much time in the Porsche by Design exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Since they were allowed, of course I dragged my camera with me.

I'm not sure what the final exposure count was to yield these 10, but it was up there. Turns out, I married a very patient woman.

In hindsight, I think I fell into the trap of shooting against what I was working with. Instead of working so hard to isolate the objects on display, maybe I should have worked to include the audience. It'd have yielded a very different set.

I'm goint to chalk that up to not shooting as often as I'd like and the rust that comes along with that.

7 Year Itch

I'll go to my first SCCA National Tour of the 2013 season this month. I'm lucky to have two of the best people you could think of as co-drivers. So this month, I decided I'd toss this shot of the car that got me started competing nationally. Sort of ran into this image tucked away in some folder it didn't belong in and it seemed to fit. So here's to another season of doing stupid stuff in cars.

When the Metal Hits the Road

Hoosier Cord Took a break for the day, picked up the Integra Type R from its legendary lair and hit a local event with Triad Sports Car Club at the Sanford airport.

It was, by all counts, a long and hot day in the sun. But getting six shots at a 90 second course proved to be too much for the tires I showed up. After my fourth run we had cord showing and it was down hill from there. The photo above is the bottom of the hill. I should be perfectly clear about a couple of things:

1. Hoosier tires kick butt.

2. The Type R is brutal to front tires.

3. These tires had been pounded on pretty good at several, prior events.

4. Did I mention the Type R is brutal to front tires?

I took the picture on location with my G9. It's a great little camera to "have around." It usually gets tossed into my laptop bag or tucked into whatever I'm bringing with me.

Lots of design work on my plate and some writing for the Sky2x site. Busy days ahead.

2009 Blytheville Pro Solo

DS 86 Lifts a Wheel During the Super Challenge So we're back. Last weekend made the trek to Blytheville, Arkansas to run the SCCA's Pro Solo. This year, just like last, I'm co-driving with Jim Feinberg. We had fantastic weather even if it was a bit on the warm side. The car was handling perfectly both days—well, until the Super Challenge on Sunday that is. With a one two finish in class—Jim taking the win by less than 3/10s of a second, both of us were bound for the Super Challenge. Unfortunately, I was a one and done in the challenge, but the upside is that I went back to paddock, grabbed the camera and photographed a few of the runs.

Speaking of which I'm trying to figure out if I'm going to post up motorsport stuff here. Maybe if I shoot a particular race, or big event. But for the most part they'll probably end up living over on my Fotki account.