Nikon D800, 600mm, 500iso, f8, 1/2500th, Manual
Time for highlights from Saturday at the Mile High Nationals. I use the word “highlights” loosely.
Above, heat waves add a nice little reflection below the pro stock cars of Jeg Coughlin Jr, right, and Ron Krisher during the final qualifying session.
This shot is an attempt to shoot something “artsy” with fans reflecting in the wheel of a car hauler parked in the pits as they watch cars race down the track.
Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
Morgan Lucas appears dwarfed by the 8000 horsepower nitro engine on display at the Geico midway trailer.
Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Shooting at the very end of the track in Denver gives you an interesting view of the cars coming up the hill in the shutdown area. In this shot of funny car driver Jack Beckman, you can actually see beneath his car as it comes up over the hill.
Nikon D800, 600mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
As is always the case at Bandimere Speedway, the fans literally fill the professional pit area between rounds.
Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Used clutch disks from a top fuel dragster shine in the sun as they sit on the ground in the pits.
Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
The pro stock cars of Jason Line, left, and Jeg Coughlin Jr slow by parachutes following a qualifying pass.
Nikon D4, 600mm, 400iso, f8, 1/2500th, Manual
Top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown debuted a new paint job on his helmet. I like it!
Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
A happy Spencer Massey shows off some karate moves as he hops into his car to head back to the pits following the final qualifying session. Massey ended the day as the top qualifier going into race day.
Nikon D4, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/320th, Aperture Priority
We would close out Saturday with a pair of fire breathing jet cars. Before they run they put on a smoke show for the Denver fans sending smoke high up into the mountains behind the starting line.
Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 500iso, f5, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
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