Greetings from Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama.
Lightning is striking and rain is falling on this “picturesque, gorgeous” racing facility in the hills east of Birmingham. So all the camera monkeys, like me, scurried for shelter. Some of the photographers are carrying equipment that costs as much as my car. Serious hardware, including 600mm autofocus lenses. That’s right, kids; the biggest lenses that I’ve seen that weren’t called telescopes.
The cloudy, slightly breezy morning at B.M.P. saw two sports car series practice, then a lunch break. This afternoon I photographed Indy Lights practice then IndyCar practice before the clouds began to sprinkle us. Photos will be posted soon. Stay tuned.