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Red Bull Global Rallycross - Las Vegas 2014 by ChibiLavos
Red Bull Global Rallycross - Las Vegas 2014
#31 Joni Wiman,  2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercar Champion!  Celebrating on the roof of his car after finishing 2nd in the final.  The championship was decided by ONE PLACE.  #43 Ken Block finished 1st with #31 Joni Wiman finishing second.  They ended up separated by 5 points in the standings which is one position in the final.  If Joni had finished third they would have finished tied on points,  but Ken Block would have taken the title based on more victories (2) during the season.

Unfortunately this is the final shot I was able to squeeze out during the event.  Two-thirds of the way through the final my battery died.  I was able to keep ejecting the battery and get in a few more shots,  about eight more in total.  So if you were there or saw it on tv you know what happened next.  One to two seconds after this Ken Block started doing donuts around him and it was fantastic!  I tried to get some shots but the battery was too far gone to take even a single shot.  Can find videos of it, just look at the end of the broadcast.  Also no podium shots for the same reason.

I drove out to the Hoover Dam the morning before the second day and I should have used my power inverter and fully recharged the battery.  I didn't take that many shots,  maybe 40,  but ya it slipped my mind and sure enough the battery ran out right at the end.  Guess it was a good thing I cut back on shooting during the LCQ/Lites Final.  I was worried the battery would run out and wanted to conserve a bit just in case...suppose I should be happy the battery lasted just long enough I was able to get this shot in.
Red Bull Global Rallycross - Las Vegas 2014 by ChibiLavos
Red Bull Global Rallycross - Las Vegas 2014
#77 Scott Speed's VW Beetle battling with #81 Bucky Lasek's Subaru WRX.

A common theme during the event that continued all the way into the final.  They crashed in the first turn and went flying into the tire barrier.  Both weren't damaged too badly and were able to continue in the final.  Speed was penalized by race control and sent to the back of the grid for the restart but quickly fought his way back into the mix.  Bucky was able to land a 3rd place finish despite the crash.


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  • Playing: The Legend Of Zelda - Phantom Hourglass
So...a lot has gone on in my life this past year,  the twists and turns of life I suppose.  I was still taking photos,  just not with the same exuberance as in the past.  I currently have 27.7 GB of raw photos on my powerbook here and that was part of the problem.  You see iPhoto was quite literally taking me 25 minutes to start;  I think that seriously killed my desire to go out shooting,  the import process was very time consuming.  In anticipation of my recent trip I remedied two issues with my laptop here,  the first being my battery which could last all of 10 seconds without outlet power,  the second being the issue of ram.  After I completed swapping in the 2 GB of ram iPhoto took 25 seconds to load facilitating my photographic needs once more.

So I have posted my finished photos from the Dallas Zoo,  I also have more to post from my street shooting and from Carlsbad Caverns.  All the photos are complete,  probably took me about 10 hours total...around 10 minutes average per photo.

I'm planning for some more trips in the near future,  so hopefully even more to come soon.  I think I need to take a journey to the past and spend more time working on the technical aspects of shooting, return to forcing myself to go fully manual and really work on technique.  Maybe I should do some reading and learn some new tricks.

So look for more soon and I hope you enjoy the new sets of photos,  I had a lot of fun taking these photos. :)

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pfgun0 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Thanks, mate
capriangel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
thank you for the bday wishes. how are things going with you?
ChibiLavos Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Going as expected...
Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009   Photographer
Hello! I just wanted to let you know that you have been featured in my news article, Animals in Danger: Featuring Pandas. Hope you like it! :aww:
Pyretta-Blaze Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Thanks for the birthday wishes! I was watching Lain the other day and it reminded me of you! :)
feral-artist Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Hey Charlie Brown.
Trying out old haunts. I missed a call from you today while at work. One of these days I will call back. I've been in a bit of a... mood... I'll be out eventually. Till then, hey. Maybe visual communication? Just ask Oleg, I'm nearly impossible to get on the phone.
ReyJak Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
hope you like!
Pyretta-Blaze Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Hey there!
Sorry I've been unresponsive.
I've been that way with all my friends.
Sorting some stuff out in my head. And getting myself together and prepared for the most serious application to an MFA programme.
I'd appreciate any help you could give. :)

Happy Holidays!
feral-artist Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Thanks for the birthday wishes, Patrick. =)
sizzrhandz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
I miss you. Get back to me. ASAP.
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