October 27th Autocross at Devens

 

At Devens in Ayer, MA

Hosted by NE-SVT

NE-SVT hosted their last official autocross of the season today at Devens in Ayer, MA. The early morning fog created some fantastic imagery with the course disappearing into the void, and the roar of unseen V8’s echoing off invisible walls. After discovering my lens was malfunctioning at the NHIS event I tried using a couple different lenses for this event. After unsatisfying results, I went back to the broken lens and used it with the VR feature disabled. I also began experimenting with some other settings, which now gives most shots a better sense of speed. I really enjoyed shooting this event, and I look forward to attending more events next year, with a better lens!

October 19th Track Day at NHIS

At NHIS in Louden, NH

BMWCCA hosted a track day event at New Hampshire International Speedway that I was invited to today. I met up with a few of the drivers at 5:00AM and headed north. It was rainy, but gave me a good opportunity to test my bad weather equipment for my camera. I also discovered halfway through the event that the VR (image stabilization) on my lens has been malfunctioning and causing a lot of pictures to be less sharp than I’d like. It has apparently been doing this for all of the previous autocross events I attended. I turned off the feature and kept shooting, but now I’m in the marked for a new telephoto lens.