Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Galactic Speed

"Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, leads Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Cartwheel Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 4, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas."

The saying goes: Everything is bigger in Texas.

On Friday night, while the NCAA Final Four tournament was preparing for the weekend just up the road in Dallas, I was apart of the Getty Images team documenting all the stock car racing action at Texas Motor Speedway.

Upon arrival, everyone on the squad was given an amazing view - a view that illuminated the mile and a half track unlike any other track in the country, or world, at that.

That's because the speedway unveiled their new, Guinness World Records breaking television - Big Hoss. It's currently boasted as the largest high-definition LED screen and bigger than the screen at AT&T Stadium where the Final Four was taking place all weekend.

While I'm sure the latter feels bigger being inside the stadium, this screen was simply enormous and a lot of fun to look at - crystal clear no matter what time of day.

As the race took place Friday night, we all documented the screen at various angles. But what kept catching my eye was how its brightness reflected, lit up the back stretch of the track. I continually found myself working the above image.

While a fairly typical panning photo in motorsports, I loved the galactic feel as haulers and campers glowed a cool blue hue from gigantic screen as the tiny cars raced by.


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