Eyes wide open

Latest picture on my screen saver 2012-11-29: Motorsport.com art director Eric Gilbert presents the photos that he actually uses as screen savers (and that he has actually shot, also). Enjoy!

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Homestead-Miami Speedway, 2012-11-18.

As a photographer, my worst kept secret has to be wide angle fish eye coupled with a full frame camera. Actually, I have many worst kept secrets, but I'm particularly proud of this one as there is no better solution to have that scene setter feel. The kind of 'global' look that captures, in a single frame, the whole st ory of the day - or one of the stories of the day.

In this type of photos, no one in particular is the star. The real star is the event itself, the whole show. The kind of photos that make your eyes wide open.

In this particular example, the show is provided by 43 massive stock cars fighting for position during a race restart, under a spectacular South Florida evening sky. No other lens can give that look.

For more pictures from the Ford EcoBoost 400, click here.


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Eric Gilbert
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Tags photography, photos