Couldn’t be a more fitting drum and bass quote: it is sooooo dreamy when the lights go down and the track is still hot. The quote comes from one of the best drum and bass songs of the year, Andromedik – Your Eyes. (make sure the bass is up!)
Road Atlanta is a track where I have participated as a driver and as a spectator. Obviously participating as a driver has it upsides for the on track duties but also comes with the setup, mechanical work, strategy and high cost. Conversely, spectating lacks all of the negatives associated with a race weekend and fills those gaps with beer and friends. Also a nice part of spectating is that you don’t have to drive in the dark.
I think that driving at night would really just mess with me, changing how you see the other cars, the gaps, braking points, and my general focus. From the sidelines pointing in with a camera is it just so magical and seems to be the peak of my creative juices. Is anyone else one of those people who gets super creative at 2 AM and starts doodling and pulling out all their art supplies?
Every time I return to my hard drive and open the photos from this weekend I just smile from ear to ear. I cannot be happier with the results I got out there, both day and night, because it really feels like the culmination of all my hard work from the entire year.
Shout out to Jamey Price, a professional racing photographer, who inspired me to pursue the techniques of racing photography as well as a critique of some of my photos. If you want to get into some form of artistic creativity never shy away from asking the pros how it’s done, they are people just like you and me.
Unfortunately this is where the photos end. Until next year Road Atlanta. If anyone knows about other night racing let me know ASAP!