Friday, August 18, 2017

Summer Vacation - To Watkins Glen

I'm gearing up for my next trip to Watkins Glen to end the summer vacation season on Labor Day weekend. Indycars are back at the Glen and I will be armed with my new Sony 100-400mm G Master lens to shoot the event.

I am praying for good weather like last year when it was an absolutely perfect day for the race on Sunday. Watching Indycars at the Glen brings back fond memories of open wheel racers from Formula 1 and Formula 5000 days. The track is billiard table smooth with its new (last year) pavement and the grounds around the massive facility are very park like compared to the 60's and 70's when it was a rough and tumble sort of venue that included the infamous 'bog'.  ( More on that in my book 'Echoes From The Glen'.)

You may have noticed I have not had that many posts since June- that's the summer lull in my schedule with few races or car shows for me to attend on my route between New York and Florida. And the Mrs. has a long list of projects around the home to tend to.  I'm getting really good at crown molding and painting by the way. :)

But here's a little photo montage of what I've been up to, including capturing some photos for my annual 'Old Barns' calendar.  So enjoy the pics and stay tuned for the debut of the new G Master lens at the Glen. 

See Attached Article -  'Watkins Glen, America's Fastest Road Course':

Indycars At The Glen- America's Fastest Road Course

Action From 2016 Indycars at the Glen

This Year's Indy 500 Winner Takuma Sato will be there

So will Ryan Hunter-Reay

Max Chilton 2016

And Graham Rahal to name a few

Including 2016 series Winner Simon Pagenaud

My Ride - Scenic Overlook at Williamsport, PA

I made it 1320 miles to Mendon, NY- Horse Country

Complete with rainbows too big for one frame

Here's the other half!

And a barn find- sort of!

An old square dance hall in Victor, NY

An old barn on Rt 415 in Cohocton

And a beautiful view with barn on Rt 15A South of Lima, NY

So you can see I've been all over the east coast between Tampa Bay and Rochester, NY.  Now it's time to get back to work!

Bringing you coverage from Watkins Glen, NY soon!

Paul Ziegler, Publisher