Little 500 pictures are up

Many, many thanks to Mike Fettig for shooting hundreds of images at the kart track last week. In keeping with the laid back nature of the event, he has graciously offered to send the photo images at no charge, or print out professional copies “at cost”. Contact Mike for details and pricing.

I can assure you that Mike’s pix are 10 times better than the snapshots I take (like Chad’s portrait below).

http://www.actionshotsphotography.com/

I guess if I had known who was in the cart in front of me, I would have bump drafted a little harder…:sprachlos020:

Guilty as charged for ‘ruff drivin’. Great job on the pics Mike.:huepfen024:
-JIm-

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I am still working on making the individual ones larger. I had intended that once you clicked on a thumbnail photo that it would open into a photo much larger than is happening. I am going to work on it some more after I get through at my day job.

Can’t wait for the bigger ones to come out. Then we can start telling the stories of the night with photographic proof to back us up!

HEY, where’s the guy with the gloves that seemed like he wasn’t happy with “OUR” group?

Nice photos, although quite a few seemed to be going in the wrong direction - WAZ UP WID DAT?

He left pretty early on, absolutely disgusted that Billy Cuddy and then Timmy Walters were passing him with ease despite him taking it so seriously! I’m not sure he liked the rough driving either, as after a couple of races most people started ‘blocking’ him. :teufel021:

Man, I don’t think you coulda wiped that grin off Andy’s face with a wet mop and some Pine Sol…LMAO

Andy, glad you came out and great to meet ya! There’s only one or two pics of Kyla and I, but damn…it was a VERY fun night.

We’ll have to do this four times a year and keep point standings…LOL

Can you tell I was having an absolute blast out there? :laugh:

Those photos tell some great stories. I love the sequence that shows me turning T-Mac and leaving him stranded in the corner, but there’s another one there showing me being pushed out wide by Flraceguy and dropping 4 places back by the next lap. I’m so please Mike was there to capture all these shenanigans for posterity.

FWIW I think the person having even more fun out there was Jarret Korpi. I love how he’s been captured here right at the moment of impact - look at the grimace on his face from the hit!

I am glad you all are enjoying them. It kills me though to see them too small to see the details. Even if I have to start over I am going to try and fix that by tonight.

Good pics Mike. What trouble are you having? Did you reduce the size of the file? I do a fair amount of still work. I use a Cannon D450. Bob…

90% of the photos had a 1200 pixel width but somewhere in between leaving Photoshop and my website uploading them they were reduced to 400 wide. There is an adjustment in the software to adjust the size they are viewed at but when I increase it, it resets to 400. I am going to create another gallery when I get home with only a few and see where I went wrong, then hopefully fix the big gallery.

Do you still have the files on a card? I had that happen to a file a couple months ago. I still don’t know what happened. I ended up dumping them back in the computer and starting over. Worse last month We sold 2 8x10’s and when I went to print them the file size was way small. The largest size I could get was a 4x6 and it looked pretty good. I still owe that dude 2 8x10s. Thankfully I know him and he is alright with it. The worse part is it was his first win of the 2009 season. Don’t that just figure??? Bob…

Hey guys…I doubled the size here, but the quality is not there.
-Geem-

Ok, I took the advice and started over with the whole gallery. I made the thumbnail images bigger and the individual images larger as well. Thanks for everyone’s patience.

Great work, Mike!

Now the whole world can see the photo that tells the true story of Litte 500 night in all its glory. Everything you need to know about the night is contained in just this one image:

He’s here! Looking very unhappy at being unable to find a way around the Boneman, while Jimmy McKinley slides he way around to hold onto the lead:

tells the true story of Litte 500 night

Not quite! Here is the true story:

Frassons kart was leaking beer in the groove and I hit a patch of it.
I had to ask that track worker why the hell he was wearing red knee socks.
Ocala Jim had his turn signals on the whole time and it confused me.
There was a little bunny hopping on the track and I swerved to miss her.
I was looking for the “E-Pass” lane.
Travelin’ Troy, Flyin’ Ryan, Jeanette and Shotsberger all worked me over for 20 laps until finally one of them succeeded in turning me half way around. Pathetic.
My rear wing came loose and I lost all traction.
The phone was ringing.
I sacrificed the lead so that my son could beat flraceguy and Andy.
There was an urgent need to whine about that jerk with the gloves.

I hope I made this situation clear.

[QUOTE=Boneman;41786]Not quite! Here is the true story:

Frassons kart was leaking beer in the groove and I hit a patch of it.
I had to ask that track worker why the hell he was wearing red knee socks.
Ocala Jim had his turn signals on the whole time and it confused me.
There was a little bunny hopping on the track and I swerved to miss her.
I was looking for the “E-Pass” lane.
Travelin’ Troy, Flyin’ Ryan, Jeanette and Shotsberger all worked me over for 20 laps until finally one of them succeeded in turning me half way around. Pathetic.
My rear wing came loose and I lost all traction.
The phone was ringing.
I sacrificed the lead so that my son could beat flraceguy and Andy.
There was an urgent need to whine about that jerk with the gloves.

I hope I made this situation clear.[/QUOTE]

I am pretty sure it was flaraceguy that worked you over while trying to lap you. THAT TIME

Hey Boney…

this has been such an enjoyable thread. a bunch of friends having a blast… love the pics…
so glad you guys (and girls) had such a great time… if theres a fun time going on i can bet Rex has something to do with it!!! :wink:
carolwicks aka OZ

He’ll be the one sitting in the middle of it all, facing the wrong way.