What do you do? You are invited, with privileges to access the race track, to one of the most important car races in Argentina... and have never photographed racing before?
You say YES!! Of course you do, and then start doing research like crazy, stumble upon a extremely helpful and thorough website of photographing motor cars and racing, and wake up early the next morning to get to the race track and start practicing like mad everything you have read the night before.
So who is the guy with the big lenses? I still have absolutely no idea!! I do know this. Few seconds after i got this photo, the police showed up next to me on request of "the guy with the big lenses". Which made me laugh (not out loud for the police officer to hear me of course) because I have the most amateur equipment possible for the task at hand, yet, the guy with the big lenses had the need to do some form of protest. Maybe for exactly that reason, he is "equipped" to do the job and I am practicing. Question is how else, and with what else, do one practice?
Regardless, I did not want to burn bridges, seeing that this is an annual event and would like to return for some more fine tuning (and who knows maybe even a bigger lens?).
So what equipment did I have? NIKON D300, 18-200mm lens. This photo at 1/200 with f18 and ISO 200.
Needless to say, after my impromptu meeting with the police, I took the opportunity to get some action from the "inner circle" of the track.
Dear guy with the big lenses. I am happy to have almost met you and I hope to see you again next year.