Five from the 500

This year’s 500 will be remembered for many things. It will be remembered not only as the hottest race on record and for Dario’s second win, but also for Danica’s charge to 6th after starting 23rd, and Alex Lloyd’s heroic battle to 4th.

See you next year

The winner's stuff

Bottles Photo info: f/2.8 at 1/1000 with 50 mm. lensbaby

Working in the pits on race day allows me to watch these stories unfold firsthand. Shooting Dale Coyne eagerly watching  his crew at work, and Danica climbing from her car after an exhausting day, are among the shots I cherish  most. These are the moments you feel fortunate to capture. I’ve been told… “If you see it through the viewfinder you’ve missed it.” Fortunately, for both these moments, my shutter got in the way and I did not miss the shot.

On Monday morning a very different set of circumstances presents itself. Photographers from around the world shoot, with little jostling, to get the traditional shot of the now   tired winner on a quiet yard of bricks.  I savor the opportunities this day presents. There is time to compose, switch  lenses, and quietly take in the passing remnants of another race. Tape on pit lane, tire scuffs against a once white wall, and the flowers surrounding victory circle still remain, ninety-nine years of history now etched on the Borg-Warner. I hope you have enjoyed viewing my work from the month of May as much as I  had creating it.

Danica Photo info:  f/4.0 at 1/800 with 70-200 mm. lens

Exhale

Danica

Lloyd Photo info: f/6.3 at 1/4000 with 15 mm. fisheye

Dale Coyne looks on

Coyne looks on

Tape Photo info: f/2.8 at 1/1000 with 50 mm. lensbaby

Tape in pit lane

Tape in pit lane

Dario Photo info: f/2.8 at 1/2500 with 50 mm. lensbaby

They won

The winners!

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  1. Anon E. Mouse on June 3, 2010 8:32 pm
    Anon E. Mouse

    Not a big Danica fan but that is a really good photo. By good photo I mean good photography…

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