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I've hardly had any time to update the blog lately but one of my new years resolutions is to update the blog far more often and put as much fresh content out there as I can.
It's been an exciting year for me both personally and professionally, between 6 race weekends, so many photoshoots that I've lost count, traveling all over the country, and having my photos featured in a number of places. It's been a whirlwind of adventure and personal growth and I hope you'll continue to visit and check things out around here.
Well, without further adieu lets just right into the countdown!
I took this photo of Jenson Button at the Montreal GP in June. What makes this photo special is that he had so many ups and downs, including 6 pit stops which left him in last place and yet he managed to come back from the back of the grid to beat Sebastian Vettel, who had been leading the race all day, on the last lap to win.
I took this photo during a recent trip to California to race at Laguna Seca in the ChumpCar World Series. Although it has nothing to do with racing, this photo is a pretty accurate representation of just how absolutely gorgeous the Monterey Peninsula area of California is. It's a completely different world from what I've become used to living in Minnesota.
I took this photo of the Honda CR-Z Tuner concept at the Minneapolis Auto Show in March when I was there shooting for AutoMotorPlex. I was able to capture the motion of the car spinning on the turntable while the car was standing still by setting up my camera with a slow shutter speed and a timer. The results were definitely worth getting yelled at by the Honda booth representatives...
I took this shot on Halloween when I got the last minute call that a new BMW 1M Coupe had showed up at BMW of Minnetonka and would only be there that night. What makes this shot special for me is that it's actually a composite of a few different images that had a flash positioned at various angles and then these shots were layered to produce more even lighting that really makes the Valencia Orange paint pop.
I took this photo of the Brooklyn Bridge on my whirlwind 24 hour trip to New York City with my family over Memorial Day weekend. I think it's a pretty unique shot in that I used the guidewires to frame the bridge itself with the city poking through in the background.
The overcast weather at Laguna Seca during the AMG Driving Academy track days is what makes this photo so special to me. The muted colors make it easier to focus on the rather extreme Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe. This was one of about half a dozen Black Series Coupes in attendance at Laguna Seca that week, in addition to at least another 50 other AMG cars.
This photo was a complete accident but I loved the way it turned out. I was just moving the GT3 around to get it set up for a three car shoot and when I saw the glow of the brake lights reflecting off the wall like that, I knew I had something special.
Chris's Ford GT looked so good in that bright red that I didn't need a particularly elaborate background to help showcase the car. This simple white wall with its blue door did just the trick and added a bit of patriotic flair. I'm looking forward to shooting this car a lot more in 2012.
As day shifted into night at Sebring International Raceway in March, the racing continued into the darkness. I caught this shot of the new Ferrari 458 GT2 from the outside of turn 5 as the sun set in the distance. I really loved the colors in this shot and I'm looking forward to shooting from there again when I go back to Sebring in 2012.
This shot is another composite of two different images, one exposed for the cars, and one exposed for the sky. Combining the two made for this very vivid, ethereal shot that shows all three cars beautifully. The Mustang Boss 302, BMW M3, and Porsche 911 GT3 were all great cars to shoot separately but made for some great group shots as well.
And this is it! My favorite shot of 2011! Taken during night practice for the 12 Hours of Sebring, this Patron Racing 458 GT2 looked incredible as it streaked through the darkness in front of the Audi hospitality tent.
Thanks for checking out my "Best Of" and for following my site! Happy holidays and make sure to check back for plenty of fresh content in 2012!
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