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Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual The black smoke from the engine mixes with the rooster tail of water producing a cool look to the shot.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual

Got to spend a few days out at Firebird Lake to shoot the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series World Finals. Continue on to see my favorite shots from the weekend…

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 640iso, f7.1, 1/3200th, Manual Pro mod driver Mickey Snider pulls in his parachute after making a run. Unlike parachutes for cars that catch air, boat parachutes catch water.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 640iso, f7.1, 1/3200th, Manual
Pro mod driver Mickey Snider pulls in his parachute after making a run. Unlike parachutes for cars that catch air, boat parachutes catch water.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 400iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual The Lucas Oil R-44 helicopter flies low as pro mod boats sit on the holding rope before making a qualifying run.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 400iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual
The Lucas Oil R-44 helicopter flies low as pro mod boats sit on the holding rope before making a qualifying run.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 400iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual Pro mod driver Vic Esposito idols off the track following a qualifying pass.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 400iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual
Pro mod driver Vic Esposito idols off the track following a qualifying pass.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 400iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual A pro mod racer uses a hose to spray water on his boat following a run on Firebird Lake. The water in the lake is saltier than the ocean and can damage the boats if not cleaned off following a run.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 400iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual
A pro mod racer uses a hose to spray water on his boat following a run on Firebird Lake. The water in the lake is saltier than the ocean and can damage the boats if not cleaned off following a run.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual Top fuel hydro driver Todd Plate gets loose as he races down track during the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual
Top fuel hydro driver Todd Plate gets loose as he races down track during the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual Top fuel hydro driver Todd Plate during the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual
Top fuel hydro driver Todd Plate during the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual The engine explodes on the top fuel hydro of Todd Plate as he approaches the finish line.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual
The engine explodes on the top fuel hydro of Todd Plate as he approaches the finish line.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual The black smoke from the engine mixes with the rooster tail of water producing a cool look to the shot.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual
The black smoke from the engine mixes with the rooster tail of water producing a cool look to the shot.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual Top fuel hydro driver Todd Plate explodes the engine on fire to his boat "Problem Child" during the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual
Top fuel hydro driver Todd Plate explodes the engine on fire to his boat “Problem Child” during the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual Top fuel hydro driver Todd Plate explodes the engine on fire to his boat "Problem Child" during the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual
Top fuel hydro driver Todd Plate explodes the engine on fire to his boat “Problem Child” during the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority A giant cloud of black smoke lingers over the water following the explosion.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
A giant cloud of black smoke lingers over the water following the explosion.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6 1/3200th, Manual Detailed view of the oil soaked back of the Problem Child top fueler following the big round one boomer.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6 1/3200th, Manual
Detailed view of the oil soaked back of the Problem Child top fueler following the big round one boomer.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6 1/8000th, Manual Tommy Rice, driver of the Liquid Voodoo top fuel hydro pulls in his water filled parachutes at the top end of Firebird Lake following a run.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6 1/8000th, Manual
Tommy Rice, driver of the Liquid Voodoo top fuel hydro pulls in his water filled parachutes at the top end of Firebird Lake following a run.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6 1/3200th, Manual Top alcohol flat bottom driver Tony Scarlata loses the steering on his boat and narrowly misses Bill Miller during round one of eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6 1/3200th, Manual
Top alcohol flat bottom driver Tony Scarlata loses the steering on his boat and narrowly misses Bill Miller during round one of eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 400iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual Top alcohol flat bottom driver Don Bausher (near) races alongside Ronnie Hays during eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 400iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual
Top alcohol flat bottom driver Don Bausher (near) races alongside Ronnie Hays during eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual An American flag are visible on a race fans motorhome during the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual
An American flag are visible on a race fans motorhome during the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Manual Cracker box racer Dwight Moody Jr with rider Paul Burlingham trail the leader during the main heat.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Manual
Cracker box racer Dwight Moody Jr with rider Paul Burlingham trail the leader during the main heat.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Manual Crackerbox driver Brandon Brodecki (right) and rider Craig Murphy celebrate after winning the main event on Firebird Lake.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Manual
Crackerbox driver Brandon Brodecki (right) and rider Craig Murphy celebrate after winning the main event on Firebird Lake.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Manual Top fuel hydro driver Jared Silvey at speed during the final round Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Manual
Top fuel hydro driver Jared Silvey at speed during the final round Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Manual Top fuel hydro driver Jared Silvey launches off the starting line in the final round during the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Manual
Top fuel hydro driver Jared Silvey launches off the starting line in the final round during the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Manual Top fuel hydro driver Scotty Lumbert crosses the finish line to win the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Manual
Top fuel hydro driver Scotty Lumbert crosses the finish line to win the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual Pro mod driver Shawn Reed crosses the finish line in the final round.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual
Pro mod driver Shawn Reed crosses the finish line in the final round.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/500th, Aperture Priority The final two competitors down the track in the top alcohol hydro final round are towed to the out ramp to conclude the 2015 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
The final two competitors down the track in the top alcohol hydro final round are towed to the out ramp to conclude the 2015 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority Top alcohol hydro driver Thurman Riggs is towed to the out ramp after losing in the final round of the World Finals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Top alcohol hydro driver Thurman Riggs is towed to the out ramp after losing in the final round of the World Finals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority Top alcohol hydro driver Bob Pizza celebrates after winning the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
Top alcohol hydro driver Bob Pizza celebrates after winning the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.


 
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