Photos

Back when I had my C5 Z06 Corvette, I took it to a track day at Gingerman Raceway with a bunch of friends and camped at the track. I had a hard time staying asleep when, at around 3:30 in the morning, I had noticed that the moon had set below the horizon, darkening the night sky and allowing all of the stars to come out of hiding. From the several pictures I snapped that evening, this was my favorite: the faint glow of the Milky Way nebula arching itself over the timing tower of Gingerman Raceway. Photo shot with a Nikon D7200 and a Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 zoom lens.

I attended the Time Trials Nationals Primer event at Carolina Motorsports Park, and brought along two film cameras to shoot for the trip. There was a vendor onsite that was selling track essentials and supplies such as safety gear and vehicle fluids. I wasn’t interested in the wares but was interested in the little Porsche that they had sitting in front of their trailer. Photo shot with a Nikon FE and a 50mm f/1.2 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

I attended the Time Trials Nationals Primer event at Carolina Motorsports Park, and brought along two film cameras to shoot for the trip. I shot this picture from spectator area just after Corner 1, and decided to play around with something that I’d never really did (intentionally, at least) before: double exposures. Here, we have an MR2 being chased by the ghost of a Camaro. Photo shot with a Nikon FA and a 75-150mm f/3.5 zoom lens on Ferrania P30 film.

On my way back from Carolina Motorsports Park, I stopped by Charleston, West Virginia to see my friend Perry. We spent half a day going to some nice places in the West Virginia countryside. I had two cameras with me, a pair of old Nikons, one loaded with my favorite black and white film, and one with color film. I took this shot at one of the many waterfalls we checked out. I shot several shots, hoping to get one where my hand was steady enough for a 1/8 second handheld exposure. Photo shot with a Nikon FA camera and a 24mm f/2 lens on Ferrania P30 film.

On my way back from Carolina Motorsports Park, I stopped by Charleston, West Virginia to see my friend Perry. We spent half a day going to some nice places in the West Virginia countryside. I had two cameras with me, a pair of old Nikons, one loaded with my favorite black and white film, and one with color film. I took this shot at the Hawk’s Nest overlook, looking over the river and the lush forest it carved through. Photo shot with a Nikon FA camera and a 50mm f/1.2 lens on Ferrania P30 film.

I took my favorite medium format camera to Autorama and spent nearly four hours ogling the forms and colors of all of the hot rods and rat rods there on the show floor. This hot rod Beetle was on the main floor of the show, with a chopped roof, custom wheels, a custom interior, fantastic paint, and most impressively, a massive V8 with stacks in the back where the back seat would typically go. Photo shot with a Mamiya C220 TLR and an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

I took my favorite medium format camera to Autorama and spent nearly four hours ogling the forms and colors of all of the hot rods and rat rods there on the show floor. The Waterford Hills Racing folks brought out a bunch of cars for their yearly Autorama booth, and this Big Healey was my favorite car of the bunch. Photo shot with a Mamiya C220 TLR and an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

I took my Rolleiflex Old Standard, a twin lens reflex medium format film camera from 1930s Germany (and the oldest camera I have in my collection) out to a rallycross at Bundy Hill and shot my very first roll of film through it. There’s some sort of light leak that I need to chase down. Regardless, I like this picture of cones and cars trailing off into the distance. Matt and Dan discuss rallycross event chair stuff while Milo, the husky, surveys his wintry domain. Photo shot with a Rolleiflex Old Standard on Fujifilm Acros 100 film.

I took my Rolleiflex Old Standard, a twin lens reflex medium format film camera from 1930s Germany (and the oldest camera I have in my collection) out to a rallycross at Bundy Hill and shot my very first roll of film through it. I don’t know why the film didn’t advance to the last frame — at least, I think I advanced it to frame 12 — but the resulting double exposure, the first exposure being that of a friend, and the second exposure being that of a trio of competitors enjoying post-rallycross beers, looks kinda cool. I’ve never really played around with double exposures before; maybe I should? Photo shot with a Rolleiflex Old Standard on Fujifilm Acros 100 film.