If you have been reading here for any length of time, you know I like love to take pictures. I really do. I have even taken a couple of online photography classes trying to better my techniques. It was in one of my classes that I decided that I do not like taking pictures of people…especially when they are posed or posing. They usually end up with monkey grins or looking like they are wearing the world’s most uncomfortable underwear. Plus, when you take a picture of a car or a horse or something, they don’t tend to bitch about having to stand still while you take just one more shot. Portraiture is just not my bag I guess. I would much rather take pictures of flowers or animals or whatnot.
However when I was at the NASCAR Champions Week celebration and festivities in Las Vegas I got some of the BEST pictures of PEOPLE that I have ever taken. That is when it dawned on me- I can take good pictures of people as long as they don’t know I am taking their picture or at the very least aren’t posing for me. So my best three photos of Champions week are:
Now you might be wondering where on earth Clint Bowyer fits into all this, since clearly my “best” photos were NOT of Clint. Well as a result of After The Lap and The Stewies, I found out that Clint is a really funny guy. Honestly I have never really given Bowyer much thought before but he really is a funny guy and spent most of the time laughing and cutting up at both After the Lap and The Stewies. But damned if I can get a picture of the man where he doesn’t look grumpy. I present to you all my pictures of Clint Bowyer as evidence:
So that isn’t that bad BUT he looks kind of ticked off right? Well trust me…they only get worse. Check out this picture of Clint signing autographs on the red carpet at Fan Fest:
See? This is NOT Clint Bowyer’s personality- I would know since I was there- he is not the grumpy gus that my camera catches…it’s my apparent inability to catch him in a flattering way. I am sad to admit that have an even worse picture of Clint from the Stewies:
So why I can’t get a decent picture of Clint Bowyer I don’t know. It use to be that I could never get a decent picture of Tony Stewart because he would make me nervous and I would move the camera so all my pictures of the man would be blurry. But that has changed. With Bowyer it’s different…I can’t caught a flattering image of him for the life of me. I have no explanation for it really.
Also I just wanted to include a side note that while taking pictures to document NASCAR Champions Week 2010 I felt like a paparazzi, especially during the red carpet walk for Fan Fest and during the Stewies. It was kinda weird.