01
Apr
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Bob Vandergriff Jr has a fireball in the shutdown area after winning the first round during the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Race four on the NHRA season brought us to sunny Las Vegas for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Posted in Drag Racing, Las Vegas, NHRA, Racing, Sports   Leave a comment
30
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual A full moon rises above Saguaro Cactus on a mountain near Lake Pleasant.

Next up in my best of 2013 blogs are my best scenery/nature photos of the year. My travels throughout the country allow me plenty of oppritunities to photograph some beautiful scenes. Continue on to see the best of what nature had to offer me in 2013…

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Posted in Arizona, Best of, California, Colorado, Desert, Florida, Las Vegas, Lightning, Scenic, weather, Wildlife   Leave a comment
07
Nov
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/6400th, Manual Here is an underexposed wide angle view from the roof of the suites overlooking the dragstrip as a pair of funny car drivers do their burnouts during round one of eliminations.

With two races to go in the Countdown to the Championship, the NHRA arrived in Las Vegas for the Toyota Nationals. Warms temps and large fields of racers would make for a fun weekend.

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29
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority While fishing the sun broke through the heavy clouds, illuminating the sails of all the sailboats racing and made for a beautiful moment.

Its amazing at what type of beauty I see everyday in my travels around town, the state, the country and even the world. Good thing I brought my camera!

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Posted in 10 Spot, Aerial Photography, Arizona, Desert, Las Vegas, Scenic, Travel   Leave a comment
19
Apr
Canon 1Dx, 17mm tilt shift lens, 200iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual Here is a tilt-shift lens view of the starting line during the national anthem prior to the first pair of top fuelers at the Summitracing.com Nationals.

Lets wrap up the weekend in Las Vegas with some of my images from Sunday at the track. Vroooom!

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Posted in 10 Spot, Drag Racing, Las Vegas, NHRA, Racing, Sports   Leave a comment
07
Apr
XXXX NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson celebrates after winning the K&N Horsepower Challenge during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Day two of the Summit.com Nationals in Las Vegas would be a long day filled with numerous oil down delays and a 50k payday for the winner of the K&N Horsepower Challenge. Check out the shots…

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Posted in 10 Spot, Drag Racing, Las Vegas, NHRA, Racing, Sports   1 Comment
20
Jun

I always get excited when NHRA heads to Vegas for their twice a year visit. On top of it being a great place to shoot, its also a less than 5 hour drive from home! Lots of pics to go through so lets get to it!

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Posted in Drag Racing, Las Vegas, NHRA, Racing, Sports   Leave a comment
14
Feb

My last shoot of 2011 was up in Vegas where I shot UFC 141 at the MGM Grand. The main fight of the evening was a heavyweight matchup between Alistair Overeem and Brock Lesnar but it would be upstaged by the prior fight between Donald Cerrone and Nate Diaz.

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14
Jan

With the bulk of the motorsports I shot this year being NHRA drag racing I was unable to cover as many Off Road races and NASCAR as I usually used to do. With that in mind I combined the two motorsports into my latest installment of my “Best of 2011″ series. Strap in and hold on…

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Posted in Best of, Daytona, Firebird International Raceway, Florida, GoPro, Las Vegas, LOORRS, NASCAR, Off Road Racing, Racing, Remote Camera, Sports, Talladega   | 1 Comment
03
Dec

A few months ago my editor from ESPN.com called to see if I would be available to go to Vegas to shoot a UFC fight. A quick glance of my calendar showed the weekend was already booked for an NHRA shoot…. that just happened to be in Vegas! The wheels in my head quickly turned and I figured out that I would be able to do both the shoots. It would make for quite the tiring (and stressful) weekend.

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Posted in ESPN.com, Las Vegas, MMA, Sports, UFC   | 2 Comments

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