I had the opportunity once again to do some freelance work for the local newspaper and photograph the 2016 NASCAR Championship race at Homestead Miami Speedway. This year proved to be more exciting than last year. I also managed to capture a signature sunset shot with sunburst under the sky boxes over turn 1. The image also captured the last lap led by Jeff Gordon prior to his retirement.
Finally got a chance to pick up my camera and do some photography after an almost 6 month hiatus. Took the opportunity to head out to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the NASCAR Championship races on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I got a few good shots of the Friday night truck race and one or two of the Nationwide series race. Unfortunately, I had other commitments on Sunday and although I was able to watch the race could not sneak away to capture any images. This was also my first time shooting a night race.
For the night time shots I used an ISO of 1600. My goal was to keep my shutter speed around 1/125 to 1/160 of a second in order to show the movement of the cars around the track. I used the 70-200 IS II with a 1.4x iii teleconverter.
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