Monday, July 29, 2013

Grand Victory

"Driver Alex Popow, of the #2 Starworks with Alex Popow Soloson BMW Riley, celebrates as teammate Ryan Dalziel drives the car after winning the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana." 


In the world of photography, there is nothing better than great access.

When covering the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Brickyard Grand Prix, the Getty Images team had nothing short of perfect access, positions.

On a very large track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, three of us split the road course and worked as many angles as possible for the timed three-hour race.

Having covered practice the day before, I remembered some unique spots that helped to make clean pictures that generated the content that not only told the story, but also focused on client cars.

As the race came to a close, we were told that the finish wasn't like other motorsports we've covered in the past. In Grand Prix, typically there is no burnout celebration and photographers are allowed to run onto the track and up close to the car for the jubilation.

With day quickly turning into night, it was a memorable finish as driver Alex Popow jumped atop of the moving Starworks winning car to celebrate and display his pride for his home country.


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