American Lemans @ Laguna Seca!

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  1. KJEphoto

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    First post here! This was my first time to Laguna Seca, and i must say it's my favorite track i've been to. Very friendly to us not fortunate enough to get media credentials. I had a blast and it was some great racing!! Anyways here are some pictures from thursday and friday. I've barely even gone through Saturday pictures from the actual race! C&C always welcome.

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    I'll have more later. You can see some others here:
    ALMS @ Laguna Seca 2009 - a set on Flickr
     
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    Nice shots, I've always wanted to check out a race there. On the wider shots I would like to see space in front of the car for them to drive into vs track behind them showing where they've been. If that makes sense. Again nice looks.
     
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    #3 is good with B/W, but you killed a major portion of one of the most well-known turns in motorsports (The Corkscrew) with with big black blotch!

    #6 is a great shot, that's Rainey Curve right? He's my hero. :thumbup: Motorcycle races are excellent at that track!
     
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    Definitely, thats a habit i've been trying to break! I'll keep that in mind as i go through the pictures from the actual race. Thanks for the response

    Ya i definitely overdid #3, i was just trying to save a blown out image. Yep Rainey curve. I hope to make it down there for the MotoGP this year. I can't imagine watching them fly through the corkscrew! Thanks!
     
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    is the flying lizard porsche in #2 and #7 the one that ended up putting the bumble bee corvette into the wall on the last turn of the final lap?

    If so, thats a bummer. good race tho. Excellent shots! Racing and cars have always been a passion of mine, just no good race tracks around where i live
     
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    Ya it was the #45 porsche driven by Jorg Bergmeister(sp?). That was a controversial move. I still dont know how i feel about it. The corvette was grinding the porsche the last few laps and dive bombed him into turn 11. Same thing happened to Jorg in Sebring in 07' by the ferrari and he ended up losing. I think he had that on his mind and was not letting up. But still that was a pretty hard lick the corvette took. Hard to say but luckily Magnussen was alright and they both agreed it was good hard racing that ended in an unfortunate way. But wow was that exciting! Cant wait for the 2010 battle between porsche, ferrari, corvette, and BMW!
     
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    I'm a Porsche fan, I'm a Corvette fan, that's what makes Saturdays race so hard to stomach. I would love to have #2 big enough so I could have it as a screen saver. Any shots of when the Chaparral's and the 66 Acura were going around the track or of the #3, #4 Corvette's?
     
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    Thanks for all the kind words! Let's say for the race next year i wanted to get media credentials. Who would you guys suggest i send some of these pictures too that could get me a press pass? Or does it not even work
    like that?
     
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    Getting in there is gonna be tough. You'll have to be working media. Sending them picture won't help. Everyone wants in there and the promoters will be able to be very selective when choosing people.
     
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    big fan of #5, has a very dif quality
     
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    Ya i figured i'd have to work through a media outlet, i just dont know how i should try to contact or get "hired" by media. Just gotta get my foot in the door somehow!

    Thank you!

    Here's a couple more, i finally started to go through the actual race photos

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    ^What a great battle this was! Excited for it next season!

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    Great job on these; nice processing.
     

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