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Singapore F1 night race

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

A few weeks ago Singapore held the first F1 night race. I’d never been to an automobile race before so didn’t know quite what to expect. My friend Richard was here visiting me from SF hadn’t been to one either.

Well, it was a pretty awe inspiring experience. The first thing you’ll notice is just how loud those cars are. Every time they shift gears, it’s like a gun shot. You *HAVE TO* wear ear plugs. It’s that loud.

And boy are they fast. I tried for a full 10 minutes to take a photo. All of them came out super blurry. They can slow down and speed up in a blink of an eye. I’d like to think I’m a decent photographer. I tried a bunch of tricks to get a shot with the cars in focus with my point and shoot. None of them worked. You’ll need a DSLR with a nice low aperature lens to get anything useful.

I heard that Singapore will have the race here for the next 8 years. I’ll probably go again.