2019 Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta

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  1. Travis Rhoads

    Travis Rhoads Well-Known Member

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    This past weekend was the 22nd Annual Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta. One of the highlights of my year...I think I have been 10 or 11 times now and will keep going as long as they continue to have it. Just a few images processed so far...I will add to it as I go.

    #1: Morning Roll Out
    I wanted to catch a car in the paddock with the early morning sun and haze...lucky that it was also my favorite car.
    PLM-GTLM-Porsche-911-MorningRoll.jpg

    #2: Sibling Rivalry
    Sister Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in vintage Coca-Cola livery...best sounding cars on track. And the ones that had my camera pointed at them the most...one nice thing about being a spectator...you can shoot what you want.
    PLM-GTLM-Porsches-SiblingRivalry-FB-IG.jpg

    #3: Corvette Sunset
    The Corvette C7.R in its final race of its campaign...the new C8.R debuts in January. Sunset on Saturday night was a stunner.
    PLM-GTLM-CorvetteSunset-fb-ig.jpg
     
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    Neat set of captures - I like the sunrise shot and you did some nice panning work on shots #2 and #3.

    I loved watching and shooting the ALMS races in Portland when they still came to PIR but they cut Portland out of the series about a dozen years ago.
     
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    Thanks Alan. I do more slow pans than I should, but it is the look I like the most. I did work on some other styles too...but have not gotten to editing them yet.

    2006 was the last year for Portland...I remember watching one race there.
     
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    These are masterful Travis. I like them all for different reasons can’t change
    Choose a favorite
     
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    These are really awesome Travis. I love the light in #1, and I like the motion in #2, and #3 is a fantastic show of color.

    I can imagine just how much fun this would be to go and shoot. I have never shot a race but I think I would like to some day, hearing the roar of the engines and watching the cars slinging around the track would just be so cool to experience.
     
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    Thanks Ben. They are all different, just showing a bit of variety.

    Thanks Jim. It is a lot of fun, one of the highlights of my photographic year.
     
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    Great pictures! Respect!
     
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    I would love to go watch that race. Hopefully I can drive that track someday. Great pics.
     
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    Very cool. Love the second one with the s-curve.
     
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    My fav...#2 you nailed it, the motion, the blur, the color. WOW!!
     
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    Thank you.

    It is a fun race to be there for...I have driven Road Atlanta many times...it is a very different experience for sure.

    Thanks Kyle. Probably one of my favorite shots of the race.

    Thanks, I love shooting that spot.
     

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