Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 1000iso, f7.1, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority. The setting sun plus smoke leads to some dramatic looking light as top fuel driver Bob Vandergriff Jr does a burnout in his dragster at zMax Dragway.
Phoenix-based photographer Mark J. Rebilas shares his best drag racing photos of 2013.
With the bulk of my busy career consisting of photographic drag racing, it can get very redundant shooting cars going in a straight line day after day, week after week. What I try to do to make things fun (and productive) is to move around a lot and do more than shoot the same angle from the starting line. With that in mind I proudly present my best drag racing images of 2013. Enjoy!
See more photos on Mark’s blog.
Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 800iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash. Kneeling on the ground a few feet behind the car of NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps gave me this cool view as he launches off the starting line.
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual. NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon blows the body off his car after an explosion during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Pedregon was unhurt in the incident.
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual. NHRA pro mod driver Tim Tindle barrel rolls over the wall during a high speed crash at the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. Tindle would break some bones but fully recover.
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Strobes. NHRA top fuel dragster driver Spencer Massey poses for a portrait at Don Schumacher Racing.