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Posts tagged “NASCAR

Best Seat in the House!


Personally, it’s not my idea of the best seat in the house.

Happy New Year!



I’m not a sport photographer by trade, but I do dabble on occasion. I had the opportunity to shoot some NASCAR racing photographs several years ago. I didn’t see much difference though between the speed of these cars and the ones that pass me by on Route 80.

On my Rich Green Facebook page this week was an excellent link for working photographers – Your website portfolio HAS to be iPad friendly.


In August a friend invited me along to a NASCAR weekend event at Watkins Glen International in New York. I’m not a racing fan but I saw it as an opportunity for some photography, a new experience and another getaway in his RV (love that RV!). Well, what I discovered is – it was Woodstock, only with beer and fast cars. A small city of RVs sprung up on this large field surrounded by the racetrack. All of the folks I ran into were friendly, and many started drinking their beers while eating their cornflakes and didn’t stop. Some dressed in what could only be described as – Halloween outfits. Besides racing, fans could get up close to their favorite drivers, and it was like a county fair with displays, food, and souvenirs on sale. At nighttime, the partying continued with – I really don’t know what to call them – small paper balloons that resembled hot-air balloons. The base was ignited with a match, the hot air from the flame filled the paper balloon and it flew upwards. And some fell back to the Earth, still burning. I couldn’t believe it. In any other place, this fire hazard would be banned. I felt lucky to be here.