Motorsport.com art director Eric Gilbert presents the photos that he actually uses as screen savers (and that he has actually shot, also). He presents those photos on his personal Facebook page and is now sharing them on Motorsport.com. Enjoy.
IndyCar Series, St. Pete, Florida, 2012-03-24. The scenic route.
I like scenery. Any scenery, but more specifically scenery around a race track. It's the neo impressionist vs race lover in me. Nothing major…
At any rate, I tend to prefer shooting race events that are set into a nice, visually interesting scene. Some don't mind that much - they shoot cars and that's it. Nothing wrong with that, but I've been shooting so many cars throughout the years that I often times prefer to see the 'big picture' and integrate what's around the cars, by shooting wide. In other words, I usually prefer to shoot the subject in its context that the subject by itself.
All this to say that more and more, I enjoy shooting the IndyCar event at St. Pete. It is a nice scenic venue, and the organizers were wise enough, when they laid out this track years ago, to have it run by the marina and a few other landscapes. Blue sky, water, palm trees, oh, and race cars. Enough to make one feels like he is in Monaco, Abu Dhabi, Long Beach, or… St. Pete!