Friday, September 21, 2012

Victory splash

"Kevin Harvick, driver of the #33 Armour Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on September 7, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia."

Two weeks ago, I found myself back in Richmond covering NASCAR for the Getty Images team.

Typically there is more than one race a weekend, and Richmond was no different with a NASCAR Nationwide Series race, the Virginia 529, on Friday night.

I got lucky being able to roam for the Friday race. Normally we split the track, shooting up so that each of us is more or less in the same spot the entire race - which isn't a bad thing. Working together like that insures we document the full track with nothing missed.

But getting able to roam was really fun - my only task in writing for Friday was victory lane. So before walking all around the track, I decided to setup a remote in victory lane since I'd be in there anyways. I also put one up for Saturday's race, although a bit more tricky with linger rain showers - that's another story.

With the help of some fellow shooters and the track photographer, I had my remote up well before the driver's started their engines. As the first lap passed, I was standing high above the track. As each couple laps passed, I slowly worked my way down from the highest point to victory lane as the race finished - getting the awesome opportunity to see and shoot from all of the track in the process.

Luckily for me, victory lane celebrations were just as I remembered and the remote provided a different angle to he festivities. With the chase in full-swing, I am looking forward to Dover next weekend as that wraps up my NASCAR races for the year.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love how you look for new ways to look at stories, and people, and life. It's refreshing and even more creative than most.

Friday, September 21, 2012 1:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You never fail to impress me with your work. Keep it up.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 9:14:00 AM  
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