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His Eye is on the...Sparrow?


This is a series from the NASCAR race here in Atlanta over our Labor Day weekend.

Some of the spectators followed the cars all around the track to see who edged out whom!
By the time the cars were in front of us, there would be lots of whooping and hollering...
LAP AFTER LAP...the same thing!



His Eye is on the...Sparrow?


This is a series from the NASCAR race here in Atlanta over our Labor Day weekend.

Some of the spectators followed the cars all around the track to see who edged out whom!
By the time the cars were in front of us, there would be lots of whooping and hollering...
LAP AFTER LAP...the same thing!



comments (38)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Sep 2009, 00:15
Takes all sorts Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chris, you're so right!
Do I detect a trace of boredom/sarcasm, Ginnie? smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Who, ME? Not a chance, Larry. grin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Sep 2009, 01:18
A fine portrait of a sportsman at the height of his powers.

Great work, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ray. And he wasn't the only one, of course! smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 30 Sep 2009, 01:21
just proves it, mass madness lolol nice shot of the whooper and hollerer tho
Ginnie Hart: Mass hysteria is more like it, Elaine. grin Thanks.
This is great. You never really see what spectators are up to!
Ginnie Hart: Especially the ones behind you! I did have a good view of those on my left and right, though, and used the opportunity. smile Thanks, Jen.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Zion National Park, Utah
  • 30 Sep 2009, 01:32
Hhhaha. What do you expect from the type of person who can't even put his cap on the right way round? smile
Ginnie Hart: I guess it's the fad, Alan. Gotta be cool, you know. smile
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2009, 02:29
This is a spectacular capture. I could imagine noise coming from the spectators.
Ginnie Hart: Noise from the spectators...as if the car noise wasn't enough! Thanks, Maria.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 30 Sep 2009, 05:26
Great concentration... loks like he saw some very disturbing scenery...
Ginnie Hart: If stock cars can be disturbing, Sidney, then yes, that is what he saw! smile He was the epitome of concentration.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Sep 2009, 06:01
Isn't it amazing how this man is concentrated, it must be great fun for them and this proves again that there is always something going around what people get enthusiastic about.
People watching people is a great thing too and the main point is that we do what we love, no matter what.
Lieve schat this is a great picture, a great portrait, sharp and spot on and the DOF is just perfect.
I love the colours.
Een goede dag voor jou.KSK.
Ginnie Hart: The aisle going up and down the bleachers was all that separated me from him, Astrid, and he never paid attention to me...that's how concentrated he was. It was so fun to zoom in on him without feeling guilty! smile Ontzettend bedankt voor jouw woorden, MLMA! It's HUMP DAY!
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2009, 06:19
Exceptional portrait and again with the gorgeous tones.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Sherri. Thank you.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 30 Sep 2009, 07:36
Enthusiasts what can you do smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Tony. If you're an enthusiast, there's not much you can do about it, I'm sure.
I see you find NASCAR as exciting as I do smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I guess so, Bill. grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Sep 2009, 07:45
Oh, a fine portrait study- and a pic showing full concentration, absorption, it must be passion!
Ginnie Hart: For those who like it, Philine, it is indeed a passion. I was told that our country makes more money from NASCAR races than from all our other sports combined, college AND pro. That is really saying something! It's nice to see you again. smile
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 30 Sep 2009, 08:58
A little detail, but interesant detail.
I love this light too
Ginnie Hart: Almost too much detail, Oscar, I know! Thanks.
There must be some fascination there. i used to watch motorcycle races in the time I rode one myself.
Ginnie Hart: So you're a fan in your own right, Wim?! I guess you understand, then. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 Sep 2009, 09:48
We have all differnt this to get us going in life.I was asked the other day why get up so early to take sun rize shot you have a more than ten now
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're so right, Vintage. It's like things...one person's junk is someone else's treasure. grin
I think this is your spotter looking for the French Maids.Great one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Mick. She's coming, so keep your eyes open. grin Thanks.
i think he had the same concentration than u had to shot him wink
beautiful portrait ,Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Jean-Luc...you're so right. Great observation. grin Merci.
Come off it Ginnie, I bet he's looking at female spectators.
Ginnie Hart: In that case, Chad, he followed them all around the track. grin I love it.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2009, 10:45
Such concentration in that face! Hope his car won. Nicely done, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Funny thing is, Martie, I could never tell which one he was rooting for since they all came by in a swoosh! Thanks.
Much more interesting than the racing I suspect Ginnie. What is it though that makes men think they look great unshaven, slovenly is the word that comes to mind, however famous or otherwise they are, unless of course it is a proper beard. Rant over!
Ginnie Hart: You can rant all you want, Brian. I've never quite understood it myself but...maybe he's starting a goatee? It was also at night, so maybe he only shaves in the morning? Anyway, I guess it's also part of today's culture. Sigh. Thanks for your comment.
Great portrait Ginnie. He seems so concentrated!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. He was definitely concentrating on the race! A true fan!
great one...
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2009, 13:22
Such focus!!! It does make one curious as to what he is looking at?!?!?
Ginnie Hart: I know what he was looking at, Marcie...the cars racing around. I just don't which driver he was rooting for!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2009, 14:09
yeah, i know.. so i guess i'd just probably try watching this event once.. just so i could say that i've been to one.. smile i just don't get the thrill of watching these cars going around the oval, over and over and over again.. grin at least you managed to capture the spectators there.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Rian...I did manage the spectators, much better than the cars! And yes, I am glad I can say I did this at least once. grin Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Sep 2009, 14:36
I don't think I could bring myself to whoop and holler at anything Ginnie ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Now that is a pretty sorry state, Mike. Surely you can think of something??? grin For me, put me in front of a MICHIGAN football game, especially if we're winning, and I go berserk. smile
My camera would be doing as you are doing Ginnie..a bit of everything. This is a nice sharp picture.
Ginnie Hart: It was a bit of everything that night, Ron, for sure. Thanks. smile
  • Alex
  • Spain
  • 30 Sep 2009, 15:47
Por la expresion de su cara, parece ser que algo esta ocurriendo a traves de sus prismaticos.
Saludos.
Ginnie Hart: Yup, Alex. He's looking for his car to make sure it's doing what he wants! smile Gracias.
  • MARIANA
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2009, 15:56
Excellent portrait, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mariana.
  • Krista
  • Canada
  • 30 Sep 2009, 21:05
Great shot! I envy your ability to sit through an entire race!
Ginnie Hart: Truth be known, Krista, we left after 2 hours! It was just the experience we wanted and nothing more. We didn't have any vested interest in who won, which was good. Thanks!
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 30 Sep 2009, 22:21
I've never been to any sort of car race, and can't imagine that I ever will because it seems a bit like a giant Scalextric!
Ginnie Hart: I just got my education on Scalextric, Ellie, after Googling it. You learn something new every day. Actually, THAT looks fun. grin I wonder if my g'son will ever get into it. HA!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2009, 22:52
hey you have to get what you pay for, and if you're far away, bring anything that enhances your view =]
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Liang! Exactly.
Amazing how he never noticed you. Have to admit you must have a great zoom lens, love the clarity and details Ginnie. Interesting candid capture. Thought you were watching the race?
Ginnie Hart: He really was concentrating on what he was doing, John...right across the aisle of stairs from me. He wasn't that far away but I do like the lens (28-300). Thanks. smile
superbe portrait! magnifique
Ginnie Hart: Merci, O-P. Merci.
  • Brian
  • Melbourne
  • 1 Oct 2009, 08:59
Nice reflection in the sunnies
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. (BTW, your link still needs an 'r' in Shutterchance!)
Ammmmazing clarity. You make a simple event look like a masterpiece.

Photos from Kas Plateau: http://infobybvc.blogspot.com/2009/09/photos-from-kas-plateau.html
Ginnie Hart: You're too kind, Bhavesh. For me the spectators were more fun than the racing cars! Thank you kindly.
  • david
  • Coumbus, Ohio
  • 4 Oct 2009, 12:31
you can see the worry, the extreme concentration, the agitation and the obsession in this one vignette...really good spot, ginnie.

i think i would have been far more interested in the peripheral things than the race!
You know, I'll bet the sport is much more interesting to people who really follow it. To the uninitiated (like me) it's just cars going in a circle, but to that fellow, it's complex, and subtle, and full of maneuvering and sneakiness. Fun!
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling he got the whole thing down pat, Linda. Exactly. Thanks.

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