Day 7/10 of my racetrack challenge: Another B/W photo for today and this imaged was captured at the unveiling of Ryan Hunter-Reay’s likeness on the Borg-Warner Trophy after he had won the Indy 500. The event was held inside the museum on the grounds of the Speedway in December of 2014.

Going to the museum is always a treat for me but the lighting sucks for photographing anything with the very greenish fluorescent lights they use. Yuck! As I edited the photos by adjusting the white balance the images still looked off so I converted the best photos to B/W and this was the image of the night. There were reporters and fans everywhere so to get a good clean image was near impossible but with focusing on the names and faces on the trophy and converting to grayscale that made all the difference. Why I like this photo is that the background is actually Ryan and in the bottom right hand corner you can see the reflection of the Tony Hulman painting that is hanging on the wall of the museum.

Canon 7D (70-200) 130mm 1/80 sec @ f2.8, ISO 6400

Canon 7D (70-200) 130mm 1/80 sec @ f2.8, ISO 6400

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