2018 IMSA Mid-Ohio

2018 IMSA Mid-Ohio

Mid Ohio Sports Car Course and IMSA couldn’t have scripted a better homecoming if they’d tried.  In June, 2013, the Grand-Am Rolex series raced at Mid-Ohio for the last time; the following year, the Rolex series merged with ALMS and Mid-Ohio was lost in the shuffled schedule.  Last weekend, some of the best sports car […]

2018 SVRA Indy

2018 SVRA Indy

Now in its fifth year, SVRA’s Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational is staking its place as a Father’s Day weekend classic for midwest racers and fans. In addition to the normal group-by-group vintage sprint races, Brickyard fans are treated to an Indy Pro-Am that pairs an amater owner-driver with an Indy Legend pro in a 50-minute […]

2018 Indy Month of May

2018 Indy Month of May

May in Indy. This motorsports phenomenon occupies nearly the entire month, the on-track action building suspense and drama like a theatrical performance. For the fifth year, the Indy Grand Prix provided the introduction to the month with a points-paying race, and Team Penske was ready. Scott Dixon and IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens both ran well […]

Signs of the times

Signs of the times

Yesterday, two completely unrelated things happened. First, I saw Petapixel’s news about 500px having been sold to a Chinese company. As a photographer, this piqued my interest, to say the least, and I shared the news with comments to the effect that I’d love to see a well-informed impact analysis on this change in ownership. […]

Beyond Feature Creep

Beyond Feature Creep

I just read a thought-provoking article on Fstoppers written in defense of Canon — specifically, their perceived lack of innovation lately.  In case you’re not a camera news junkie, there have been quite a lot of really impressive cameras announced by Nikon, Sony, and others recently, and with each new competing camera apparently moving the […]

2017 Weathertech Brian Redman

2017 Weathertech Brian Redman

For 2017, Weathertech assumed sponsorship of the July vintage race at Road America, so this event became known as the 2017 Weathertech International Challenge with Brian Redman.  For me, it’s still “The Hawk”.  Regardless of the name, pulling into the gates at Road America is always coming home for me. I had a great long weekend […]

Making lemonade

Making lemonade

As a credentialed photographer, I’m lucky enough to be able to shoot races from locations inaccessible to average fans, but I certainly remember the challenge of building my portfolio from the “cheap seats”.  While it hardly seems fair to have to start from such a disadvantage, this was a period of pretty intense learning for […]