Indy Racing; Edmonton Style

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Phyer Phyter, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Took my son to the Edmonton Indy Race today. Took some 200 pics, unfortunatly I wasn't in any good areas to get pics of the race (I tried) but I did get some good people pics. Hope you enjoy.... Comment as you wish...

    Paul Tracy.... Interestingly he didnt know he was going to race untill 10 days ago. Met his pit crew last week (for the first time), got fitted for his drivers seat and drove the car the first time day before yesterday in trials and warm ups. Started 15th on the grid and finished 4th place.
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    Danica Patrick
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    Danica Shaking hands with Gene Simmons
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    Look up...waaaaaay up...
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    A rainbow of another color
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    Which is faster?
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    Scott Dixon going to the podium
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    The Winners are...
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  2. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    I was there as well... as I've been every other year they have raced here. Took some 600 pics. Will post a few tomorrow after I've gone through them all.

    Like the pic of the Rainbow 'chuter(even if it isn't the sharpest)... I tried getting some while he had his smoke going. But where I was he was coming down right beside the sun... they were all blown out. Only good ones I got of him were after he turned his smoke off and was close to touching down.
     
  3. I would be interested in seeing what you post. I hope you had a better vantage point than I.
     
  4. what an awesome event
    great series of images
    love the gene simmons being there
    this is my favorite:

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  5. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    Will post some later today. Heading out to the Air Show in Wetaskiwin right away.

    As for where I was... I was over in General Admission(had the Wife and twins with me so Grandstands weren't an option this time. Previous years I had sat in the Golds... Section D between turns 1 and 2) by turns 4, 5, and 6.
     
  6. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    OK... some of my pics from the Indy.

    Start things off with some of the Motocross stunters... these guys get some serious air!

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  7. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    And some of the Pre-race stuff.

    Some more 'Chuters...

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  8. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    Some of the Military stuff... excuse the chain link fence :p

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  9. Yikes, Fantastic pictures. Looks like you definatly had a good spot and a nice long lens. I'll just put my camera away now...
     
  10. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    And finally... some of the Indy Cars....

    Paul Tracy
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    Danica Patrick
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    Graham Rahal
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    Ryan Briscoe
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    Justin Wilson
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    Scott Dixon
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    Darren Manning
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    Vitor Meira
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    Marco Andretti
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    Ryan Hunter-Reay
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    Think I've flooded this topic enough now :biggrin:

    As a side note... the Air Show today was great... snapped off about 2000 pics. So I put the D300 through a workout this weekend :smile:
     
  11. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    OK... I lied.... just a few more... miscellaneous stuff.

    Yellow Flag
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    Safety Vehicles jump into action.
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    Local Pro... chimping :biggrin:
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    OK... now I am done :cool:
     
  12. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    Thanks... the Motocross Stunters were taken with the 85mm f/1.4. White Balance on them was mess up as I forgot to switch it from Shady from the day before.

    The rest were taken with the 70-300mm VR.

    And no need to ever put your camera away. I would have loved to have been able to get close enough to get some good shots of the stars of the weekend. Had to stay close to the wife and kids though.
     
  13. LDB415

    LDB415

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    Cool pictures all the way up and down. That lens looks to have had a rough life.
     
  14. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    Thanks.

    And yeah... that Pro's lens has a few battle scars on it :smile: