Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Twisted Pit

"Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 22, 2013 in Loudon, New Hampshire."

Photojournalism is exciting for the fact that you never know what's going to unfold in front of your lens.

Even during sometime retouine things, much like a pit stop, you have no idea what could happen.

Drivers come in for new tires, a little bit of gas and then speed down the grid to try and come out in first.

Typically this is a hailmary type of image, where you don't ever want to get in the way of the pit crew team. Yet you're doing your best to get the images you need both editorially and commercially. It's a tight, small space and it's easy to get in the way if not careful.

To my liking, I had a little more room when Jimmie Johnson came into pit. His stall was positioned where there was an opening in the safety wall. As he came to a stop, his crew launched over the wall and their air hose made an interesting untangle wrap of circles.

It wasn't until I looked at the back of camera to check images for technical aspects that I was surprised with the above frame. A small victory on the day that gets your adrenaline going.


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