I knew going into this summer that I was going to be busy, but this is insane! My day job is currently getting 50+ hours of my week, and the photography gets the rest of it. That said, here’s what I’ve been up to over the last couple weeks.
Upping the Editing – Told you I was going to be working on this. I went out to Barnes & Noble and found myself a book on Lightroom 4, and you’d better believe I read the whole dang thing in a day. $40 well spent. If you take a look at the slideshow below, there is a discernible difference between the two images. The most obvious is the watermark, that is the “After” photo.
Racing & Car Shows – My weekends seem busier than my weekdays with how much running around I’m doing! I have at least one event per weekend from now until snow flies (which, in Minnesota, could be next week), and many of them are booked solid and doubled up. I’ll list of what I have coming up at the end of this post. For now, here’s what I’ve been doing recently!
Jack & Jim’s Memorial Day Car Show
A lot of folks stayed away because of the rain, but it was was still a decent turnout. Definitely going to go back for their shows coming up on 4th of July and Labor Day, if only with the hopes of taking more pictures and not getting hosed out of a trophy again.
Princeton Speedway May 31, 2013
It was a beautiful night to be at the track… As long as you weren’t trying to drive on it. The sun was out, the clouds made for an amazing background, the wind was at a tolerable level and kept the dust from lingering too long. From the drivers perspective, there were nasty potholes on each end of the track big enough to swallow your car, and give you a major headache from hitting your roll cage. I won’t even go into how many restarts there were in the Mod 4 Feature. But the pictures look good! Can’t wait to see the UMSS Sprint Cars this coming Friday.
Grease Under the Nails Car & Bike Show
Check out those clouds! Yep, we got rained on. Totally worth it for shots like these, I think. For being their first show, and given the weather, we had a nice group of cars and bikes there. I know I was having a blast trying to get the best cloud-to-car ratio that I could while trying to cut out other cars. Not always an easy task. Already on the calendar for next year, May 31, 2014.
Upcoming Events –
- Friday, June 7 – UMSS Sprint Cars at Princeton Speedway in addition to their normal race schedule. Gates at 5 PM, racing at 7 PM.
- Saturday, June 8 – Cruze’n 4 Food in Paynesville. 9 AM – Noon.
- Sunday, June 9 – OPEN
- Friday, June 14 – Rum River Days at Princeton Speedway. Gates at 5 PM, racing at 7 PM.
- Saturday, June 15 – OPEN
- Sunday, June 16 – Father’s Day, spending it with the guy that means the most to me.
- Friday, June 28 – Regular Race Night at Princeton Speedway. Gates at 5 PM, racing at 7 PM.
- Saturday, June 29 – OPEN
- Sunday, June 30 – Car Show at Douglas County Fairgrounds 8 AM – 2 PM.
So that’s what the rest of my June looks like… As you can see, the weekend of the 21st through 23rd is going to be a chrome overload. I’m okay with that! Judging by the fact you’ve made it this far into my website, I’d say you are too. If you’d like to know about new stuff when I post it, scroll down to the bottom of the page and put your email in that little box there. It’ll send my latest rant and image showcase straight to you! Then scroll on back up here. I’ll wait. …Got it? Great!
See ya next time!