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Warm Glow by bigshotdan Warm Glow by bigshotdan
Road America. Post-storm. The sun was starting to peer through the clouds again and it gave a rather surreal sort of feel to the evening. Rainbows, sunshowers, huge amounts of spray off the cars' tyres...

This one I picked out purely for the fact it's bright and the headlights appear to be not just on but glowing.
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fuelie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Sounds like an awesome day! Those would have to be some hardcore tires to keep all that power planted firmly on the road. I like how the headlights seem to be glowing, like the car is actually alive and running with a vengeance.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh... quite the description! Yes, it was an incredible day. To have both ALMS and Champ Car on the one weekend was just an awesome experience.

Sportscars have long been a fave of mine and the ALMS was brilliant - I hope, with all the manufacturers seemingly cutting back, it can still remain a good series...
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Nyton Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
I can hear it growling by. This photo is perfect in every way. Road America is such a great course.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Put it this way: Road America instantly became one of my favourite circuits (joining Le Mans, Bathurst, Donington and Brands GP, of those I've visited). I tried to get around as much of the track as possible, so I could capture every angle. I only wish I could go back every year!

As for the photo, a very sincere thank you... :thanks:
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Nyton Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
I'd kill to go to Le Mans and sit there for 24 hours, watching everything just zip on by.
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krazykohla Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Damn...I've modded this vette :D let's see if you can find it...

Breathtaking photo of a great vette btw!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wouldn't per chance be your 'featured deviation' would it? :P
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krazykohla Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Believe it or not, it's one of my earlier mods...

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:D :D :D My featured dev is just a regular Z06 :D
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh so it is! Totally missed that one. Nice work by the way...
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krazykohla Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :) that was WAY back when I first started modding too :D probably one of my smoothest ones...
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MDJMotorsport Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
Wonderful shot; wish they'd bring the factory 'Vettes to race in the UK!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Isn't there enough variety of marques between LMS and FIA GT already?!
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MDJMotorsport Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Well yes :p But i quite like the Factory Corvette's. The yellow livery just looks good.
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jdellis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Gorgeous shot! I really like the your perspective over the car, as well as the off-center composition.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much, JD. Really glad you like it.
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phathag Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you caught some motorsport action on your O/S trip.

Nice work. Hope to have time to check out the rest...
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
So was I!! :lol:

Take your time - I still have to flick through your recent rallying adventures too...
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KDN2197 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Nice one.
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echo63 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Photographer
very nice,
looks nice and sharp
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Ben. Glad you like it!
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heelandtoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
let me guess again...you were up in the treeline area on the north side of the track just past the track out point from turn 12....right?? btw, another great shot.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Should have thought to include that, shouldn't I? Pity you can't edit my descriptions - you could just add the spot to all of them! =D

Yeah, it's basically right on the apex of the second last corner, just before the spectator fence starts.
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testdriver1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Love It.
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double00 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
and its leading...in class ^^
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wieman Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007   Photographer
love it. great work
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much. I'm quite pleased with how it finished up.
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6th-gear Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
ISO 800 working great!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately the shots don't look that good at full size but I wanted the shutter speed and any lower ISO didn't do it. That gives some idea of how dark it got during the storm...
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