It was a great day to be out with 2Fast at Pacific Raceways, and I was happy to be out there again shooting after a stint of illness and needing to be at my day job. I even got to ride a bit myself, but unfortunately, I was hit with a motor gremlin and only got to ride my own bike for a few laps. Thanks to buddy Timmeh, though, I got to experience a GSXR for the first time on the track. That was a horrible idea, because now I’m eyeing Suzukis for a next possible track bike. I’m not sure if that make’s Tim a bad friend or not.
Anyway, pictures! I’m trying out a different system this time out, which will hopefully get pictures up sooner after the event. Read: a few days, instead of a week plus, for me to get all the photos uploaded. You’ll have to visit the 2Fast Gallery Page yourself to find out about how the new system works. Let me know what you think about it.
Find your pictures from the 5/9 track day here.
And before I leave you with some sample shots, I’d like to give a big thanks to Jason Tanaka for helping me cover this year’s 2Fast track season. He has been and will be out there as much as I am, with all the track day dates this year, making sure that each Washington 2Fast event is well covered for photography. If you can’t find coverage in my galleries, you’ll more than likely find it on his site. Give him a hug, when you see him out there in his camo gear.
It seems like ever since I revamped the site earlier this year, all I’ve been doing is motorcycle photography. The majority of my posts have been updates on 2Fast and race reports, with the occasional tangent into other things. Hopefully, with track season over, that’ll change a bit, and I’ll get to flex my muscles in areas other than track photography. Or other than photography altogether.
I do need to get my design portfolio up and on display, since it’s been out of commission for a while, so expect some more illustrations and layout to start showing up here.
How about some mushrooms for the time being?
Or Vegas shots?
Hmm. I’m already liking this change of pace.
I was sitting at work, looking at all my desk toys wondering what I should do with them other than let them sit there and collect dust. Then I ran into a Gizmodo article about Darth Vader and Billy the Chipmunk, which lead me to Chris McVeigh’s Flickr stream.
And I was briefly inspired.
Thanks goes to Jason Tanaka of JayTPhotos.com for covering for me at 2Fast‘s track day yesterday on super short notice. I had to leave town due to a family emergency and, unfortunately, had to miss the track day. From what I hear, besides some injuries, it was a great day to be out doing laps. I should have all the photos processed and uploaded by early next week, and you’ll find them here.
On a different matter, being out of town has given me a little break from the daily routine and I got the chance to finish up another video experiment that I’ve been wanting to do: slow motion! A couple weeks ago, Orhun, of TurkPhotos.com had a little birthday outing, and I brought the 1D MkIV with me to see what 60fps would look like. It confirmed my thoughts that I’m not all that fond of video that’s displayed faster than 24fps. I just like that film look too much. The faster the frame rate, the more a clip has that home-video look.
So with all that fast frame rate footage of the evening’s shenanigans, I converted it all from 60fps to 24fps – and the slow motion effect was more dramatic than I thought – and cool! Check it out below.