R.I.P. Steve Jobs

There are no photos with this post, only a “tribute” to a true visionary.  Steve Jobs’ vision and talent has changed the world in ways that many people fail to see.  As an engineer and a user of many Apple products, the news of his passing has hit me harder than I thought.  I hope to some day work for a person that shares his passion for revolutionizing the way we go about our lives.  His ability as an artist and an engineer have led to great things.  Surprisingly, President Obama summed up Steve’s legacy very well, and I’ll leave you with that quote.  RIP Mr. Jobs.

“The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.” – President Barack Obama.


It’s another left turn!

Yes, I love NASCAR.  Yesterday (well, actually two days ago now!) was the AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Dover International Speedway.  Now this is far from my first live NASCAR event, but it was my first at a small track such as Dover which is only a mile long.  I’m used to the 2.5 mile super speedway that is Pocono Raceway.  Although I love Pocono, Dover has it beat by a mile (pun intended).

The weather was rather overcast which presented a bit of a challenge considering my zoom lens is rather slow.  Luckily the skies brightened up and I was able to shoot with my 18-55mm lens for most of the day.  I did end up switching to the 50mm since I found myself using the long end of the lens anyway.  Plus since it’s smaller, it worked better in the crowded grandstands.  As always, here’s a few of my favorite pictures from the day.  And you can always find the entire gallery at my SmugMug!