AKA my first attempt at racetrack photography. Critiques encouraged. These were taken with a telephoto on a Canon Rebel XSI. It was a clear day so I had to crank the exposure way down. The motion blur shots were done at 1/30 shutter speed and the rest were at 1/2500. Zero post processing.
This was Porsche Club of America event, but if you’re a member you can bring whatever you want to the track, hence the BMWs. This was held at Palmer Motorsports Park in western MA. It’s only in its 3rd season, so there are no official grandstands or vendors. The on track shots were all taken from a dirt parking lot overlooking the main straight. The white 911 is my friend’s car, it has a built motor and puts down around 240 WHP. That thing sounds GREAT.
That’s the end of the motion blur photos. I didn’t have my camera with me for most of the day because I was intent on taking it all in instead of worrying about photos. Beyond experimenting with track photography, I took a handful of stills, and that was it:
I can see how people get addicted to track days. The noise, the track prepped cars, and the atmosphere were all pretty epic. I also sat in on one of the 30 minute classes, which was fascinating. Hopefully I’ll find myself behind the wheel at an event like this sometime soon.