It was also my chance to break in a new camera. My old point-and-shoot crapped out on me, so I took this opportunity to upgrade to a Canon 20D digital SLR. So far, I absolutely love it. After qualifying, I also went to the local camera shop and rented a supersweet 500mm L series lens for the races so I wouldn’t have to fall back on my old habits of trying to shoot through a set of binoculars.
There’s no comparison between the old binocular shots and the new rig. There’s no way I would’ve been able to get photos like the one above with the old setup.
Here are a couple of slideshows of my shots from the weekend’s races: