Like a lot of race fans, its been a while since I have been to a race track to see a motorsport event. It’s great that things have been getting better, which has allowed spectators to return to the race track. The last time I’d been to Lime Rock Park was in July 2019, so you could imagine how excited I was to be able to return to Lime Rock Park for the Trans Am Memorial Day Classic. Hope you like the photos.
With the Formula One season scheduled to start at the end of March, thought it would be a good time to reflect on the F1 races I’ve been lucky to attend on “both sides of the fence”. Hope you like the photos.
It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog, and thought it would be a good time to start again. This blog is about a trip to Acadia National park from last year during early Spring. This is a great time to visit this national park since the roads are clear of snow, the light is beautiful and their are not too many people around. Wish everybody a happy and safe holiday period. Hope you like the photo’s.
A couple of weekends ago went to Lime Rock Park for the Trans Am Memorial Day Classic. It was great to see and hear the roar of muscle cars including Camaro’s and Mustang’s. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2019 Trans Am at Lime Rock Park (May 24)”
During mid-November last year went for a drive to Chocorua Lake in New Hampshire. The reason I went to this lake was to see a striking view of Mount Chocorua. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2018 An Afternoon at Chocorua Lake (Nov 17)”
In mid-November last year went for a drive to Chesterfield Gorge. The gorge is part of The Trustees of the Reservations and is located along the Westfield River in Chesterfield Massachusetts. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2018 A Fall Visit to Chesterfield Gorge (Nov 11)”
During the middle of October went for a drive to Mount Greylock, which is the highest peak in Massachusetts. At the summit of this 3500 foot mountain is the Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower, which is the focus of this blog. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2018 A Drive to the Top of Mt Greylock (Oct 19)”
The Rhode Island Airshow was held at the Quonset Point State Airport in North Kingston during the first week of June. A range of air demonstrations were on show including the USN Blue Angels and the USAF F-35 Heritage Flight Team. This blog is about my experience over this airshow weekend. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2018 Blue Angels and the Rhode Island Airshow (June 9 and 10)”
The 53rd running of the Head of the Charles (HOTC) rowing regatta was held on the Charles River last month. The race course starts near the Boston University Boathouse and runs about 3 miles upstream to Herter Park. Living so close to the Charles River, I always like to make the annual trip to photograph this world famous regatta. Hope you like the photos.
Its been a few years since I’d been to an airshow, so you could imagine how excited I was to attend “A Century of Air Power” at the Westfield International Airshow. Many air demonstrations and static exhibits were on display, with the USAF Thunderbirds the main event. This blog is about my first day at the airshow. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2017 – Day 1 at the Westfield International Airshow (Aug 12)”
A few months ago wrote a blog about “animal portraits” at the Franklin Park Zoo. Here’s the second part of this series from my visit last Sunday. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2017 – Animal Portraits II at the Franklin Park Zoo (Aug 9)”
The Franklin Park Zoo is situated in Boston and has many animals on exhibit including lions, tigers, gorilla’s, and giraffes to name only a few. Its one of my favorite places to visit since I love animals and photographing them. I’ve been to the zoo a couple of times, but usually when it was very early or late in the year, which is too cold for the giraffes to be on exhibit. Last Sunday was a beautiful summer’s day in Boston, so headed to the zoo to see the giraffes. Hope you like the photos.
Last weekend the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix was held at Lime Rock Park, which is situated in the foothills of the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in Connecticut. The circuit is tree-lined, with many elevation changes, which provide opportunities to find locations with unique angles and lighting conditions. This blog is about “seeing the light at Lime Rock Park”. Hope you like the photos.
Sail Boston 2017 started last Friday with the opening ceremony, followed by the Parade of Sail on Saturday. Throughout the week are public boardings of the ships and other activities until they leave this Thursday for other ports in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. This blog is about the Parade of Sail, which marked the arrival of the tall ships in Boston for the first time in 17 years. Hope you like the photos.
The months of May and June are a great time of the year to be a race car fan with the Triple Crown of Motorsports being held. This week is the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A few weeks ago were the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indy 500. They call the Indy 500 “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and you can understand why when you see and hear 350,000 fans cheering at the start of the race as the Indy Cars speed down the front straight. The last couple of blogs were on Fernando Alonso and Takuma Sato. This blog is about the Indy 500 in 50 photos and the stories behind them. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2017 – The Indy 500 in 50 Photos and the Stories Behind Them (Jun 14)”
The 101st-running of the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motorspeedway (IMS) was won by Takuma Sato in the #26 Andretti Autosport Honda. Its been a couple of days since Sato’s victory and thought it would be a good time to look back at his two weeks at the Indy 500. Hope you like the photos.
With the first week of the 101-st running of the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) over, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on Fernando Alonso during practice and qualifying for this famous motorsport race event. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2017 – In the Spotlight with Fernando Alonso During Practice and Qualifying for the Indy 500 (May 23)”
Last Sunday was a beautiful sunny day, so decided to get out of the house and visited the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. The zoo houses several large animals, so decided to take their “portraits”. Hope you like the photos.
During early March went for a Sunday drive along the Maine coast to the Nubble Lighthouse. Along the way saw Perkins Cover and a house with a beautiful ocean view. Hope you like the photos.
After photographing the Eastern Point Lighthouse Station for the last blog, I turned around, and noticed beautiful golden hour light over the Dog Bar Breakwater in Gloucester Harbor. The continually changing palette of colors and clouds in the sky made for some dramatic moments. Hope you like the photos.
A couple of weeks ago went for a drive to the Eastern Point Lighthouse Station on the eastern tip of Gloucester Harbor in Massachusetts. The late afternoon sun bathed the lighthouse in beautiful light. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2017 – Sunset at the Eastern Point Lighthouse With Kodak Ektar Film (Feb 18)”
The Concord River is a tributary of the Merrimack River situated about 15 miles North West of Boston. Native Americans called it the Musketaquid, since its banks are lined with wild grasses and its placid waters contain much semi-aquatic and aquatic plants. A couple of weeks ago I took a Sunday drive along this river from Route 126 in Sudbury to Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord. Hope you like the photos.
The west coast of Auckland in New Zealand is known for its rugged beauty and black sandy beaches. Black and white film was an obvious choice to capture the beauty of these beaches. First up, is Piha Beach with Kodak T-Max 100 film. Hope you like the photos.
Just wanted to let you know of some changes to my motorsport photography blog website. Over the last couple of months I’ve been working on a new website for the portfolio part of the blog. The new website at http://www.davidyowephotography.com will host my motorsport photos and other subjects I like to photograph. The current website will still host my blog. If you get a chance, please check out my new website. Hope you like the photos.
You have probably noticed a change in how the blog looks. Been trying out new WordPress themes recently with the goal of finding a way to better present the photos. Decided to give the Hatch WordPress theme a try, since it shows the photo stories in a tiled photo format on the front page, and the images on each of the posts are shown with the full page width. Will also try gallery-style photo slide shows for some stories. Hope you like the changes.
The first time I saw Michael Schumacher was at the 2003 US F1GP at the Indianapolis Speedway. During one of the qualifying sessions his Ferrari broke down near me and was able to get some shots of Schumacher out of the car. Schumacher won the race, and I always enjoyed the jubilation he showed on the podium and the characteristic “victory jump”. Earlier this year I saw Schumacher at the Nurburgring, when he did a demonstration lap of the Mercedes AMGW02 F1 car, and did a photo story about this (https://dlymotorsportimages.com/2013/06/03/retrospective-schumacher-dslrs-then-and-now).
My thoughts and prayers to Michael Schumacher and his family, and wish Schumacher a speedy recovery.
At the Nurburgring 24Hr race, the Ring Werk building complex behind the main front straight grandstands has many activities, shops, food/drink vendors, and static displays of high-end cars. Being a big fan of Audi cars, I had to take a look and photograph what they had on display. Taking center stage were an RS 6 Avant sports wagon in matt grey and an R8 two door coupe in matt blue. The matt body work color was very unique and eye-catching and certainly made these cars stand out. The shade and color of the matt paint work changed as you viewed the car from different angles. Here I focus on the Audi RS 6 Avant. Continue reading “2013 Audi RS 6 Static Display at the Nurburgring 24Hr (May 18)”