There’s Nothing Like a Day at the Track

There’s something special about being at the track, something I can’t quite explain. Everyone there shares the same passion, and we’re all there to have fun. It’s the noise, the smells, the feels, the people; the whole experience is something that can’t quite be explained in words. I spent the morning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Apex Assassins and 2WheelsTrackDays on 13Apr2019 taking a few photos.

Camera Upgrade (D7000 to D7200)

After four years, I finally found a time I was able to upgrade my camera. I have been shooting with a Nikon D7000 since I started in the hobby, and it’s been great to me. It’s what I learned on, I have traveled all over the world to a couple different continents with it, and it’s never given me any trouble. I treat it well, and it treats me well. I don’t recall exactly how many, but I’ve taken at least 25,000 photos with it, probably more. I love it, but I’ve been reaching the camera’s limits. I wanted more.

Been a While

I find that interest in my hobbies is revolving. I’ll be really into one hobby for a few months, then get a little bored with it and move on to another, but I typically come back to each one at some point. Some periods last longer than others though. For example, I started playing guitar back in my teens. Was very into that. Due to certain life circumstances, I put it down for a couple years. Then, I started back into it and was playing daily, and in a band playing shows every weekend with 3 hour sets of music. Then about 5 years ago, I moved out of the area where that band was. I dabbled around with the guitar playing just for me for a couple years. But now, I haven’t seriously picked up my guitar in about 3 years. I’ve done a couple week-long stints, but nothing worth noting. I’m waiting for the day when it will come back to the forefront.

Now, photography is along those lines, albeit not as long. My camera has been sitting in its bag for two months now. In the roughly three and half years I’ve owned my Nikon D7000, this is the longest I haven’t picked it up. Maybe just laziness, maybe my recent interest in woodworking has taken precedence, I’m not really sure why. It’s not that I don’t like it any more, because I love creating images, it’s just kind of fizzled out. But the itch is coming back. I need to get back out there.

Anyone else do this with their interests?