It’s been a quite year on the photography side of my life. I’ve had lots of personal events happen to me throughout the year, not to go too much into detail but I almost died do to some issues with my liver. But here I am, alive, strong, and ready to get back to what I love doing. For this year’s Simply Clean it would be 11 months since I’ve done anything with my camera. Had to break in the new year with a good piece of glass to rent. I’ve always wanted to try out Sigma’s Art Series Lenses, so I picked up their 35mm Art Lens and wow it is amazing! I wish I had the USB lens dock to further calibrate the lens to my 1Dmark3 but it worked really well out side of the box. Sadly the weather didn’t play 100% so it kept wanting to focus on the clouds on the paint of the vehicles. Plus being almost a year out of practice it took a few dozen shots to get back into groove of things.
The event itself though was amazing, I think this year I saw more friends than ever. I can’t thank Nickoli enough for creating this event and making it better and better every year. Since the first event I always felt I was home surrounded by friends with one passion. Enough of me blabbing, expect one more coverage next month for Wekfest. Again, enjoy the snaps!
Flickr Hi-Res Simply Clean Nine Set
This past week Titan Motorsports open their doors for their annual open house. Every year, Titan Motorsports holds a dyno show, car show, and bikini girl show…what better way to spend a gorgeous florida Saturday? Lots of nice car’s this year inside the Titan compound, especially my boy’s S2000. Good thing I didn’t take Summer, she would have been jealous and looking at me mad that she isn’t looking that good. It was a bit weird driving my newly bagged Audi Avant for the first time to a car show and leaving my S2000 in the garage. Enjoy the pictures everyone.
Flickr Hi-Res 2016 Titan Motorsports Open House Set
The 2014 Rolex 24 came and went this past weekend at the Daytona International Speedway. This year I camped out in the infield for the full experience and it was awesome. Race cars, camping, friends, food, beer(lots), I mean what more could you have wanted. I’m still editing pictures but I had a chance to finish a few, here are some teasers for now so enjoy and expect tons more within the next few days.
These may seem recent but these were my last photo set I shot with my Canon 40D back in Dec 2012. I never liked how these pictures came out due to the sun popping in and out, but my friend keeps asking for them. So here they are, finally, I hope you enjoy them.
Flickr Set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/djdorifto/sets/72157640042402605/
Next week is the 52nd Rolex motorsport event. For 24 hours dozens of race cars invade the Daytona International Speedway with more than just turning left. Last year was my first Rolex and I was hooked! Can’t wait for some racekor noises next week, burnt burgers, beers, and camping out with friends in the in field. Tons of pictures and videos next weekend.
2013 Rolex 24 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/djdorifto/sets/72157635381540003/
This past Saturday Titan Motorsports opened their doors once again for their annual open house car meet. I haven’t been to their new location and just by driving up to their building you can smell the high octane in the air. It’s just insane all of the car’s they own and tune under one house. Add up all of the horsepower you and your family have under on roof and you still won’t come up with half of what their cars put out. It was great for them to open the doors to the stance out scene out there, its nice to bring all vehicles under one roof for a day.
Flickr Set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/djdorifto/sets/72157629569287831/with/6830548290/
Big shout out goes to Simply Clean for having my car as the booth car: http://iamsimplyclean.com/
and to HighwayStar Garage for the beer and laughs!: http://www.highwaystargarage.com/store/