The Photoblog of Jay Williams

Back in October, 2008, I was fortunate enough to photograph the NASCAR AMP Energy 500. I can easily say this was the largest event I've ever photographed. The crowds were massive, and it seemed a brand new city had sprouted up all around the race track. I think the photo above gives you a little idea how many people were there.

So why a NASCAR photo out of the blue like this? It's simple, I've had these photos in my library for about three months now, and I finally decided to go through them and pick out some of my favorites. I was originally planning to display all of them in color, but while I was processing this photo, I decided to try a B&W conversion, and I liked it so much, I decided to process all of my NASCAR photos in B&W.

NASCAR has so many bright, vivid colors, it almost blinds you, but in B&W, the colors fade away, and you see the actual heart of the photograph. If you'd like to see more of my favorite photos from the event, check out my AMP Energy 500 set on Flickr.