During our afternoon off in Italy, we had the opportunity to visit the Legendary 'Autodromo' F1 track in Monza.
For a reasonable 10 dollars, we were granted access to the viewing stands, to watch the Targa Tricolore Porsche circuit race.
With fast cars and a lot of noise, the event provided good entertainment for about 10 minutes---until we spotted the 'pit stop.'
With intentions of gaining access to this strictly 'off-limits' area at any cost, we managed to sneak through some doors that should have been locked, and pass some authorities that should have been watching, but upon entering the pit area, we were soon stopped by a rather large security guard.
While he spoke no English, Doug's multi-lingual tongue whipped up an elaborate 'story' of our job working for an American car magazine. We convinced him we had 'forgotten' our media pass in the car, and only needed a few shots.
We were probably less convincing than we were annoying, and so reluctantly, he shoed us in, but warned that we only had a few minutes.
With time at stake, I took as many shots as possible to try to capture the true environment of the pit area. Definitely some serious track cars modified to reach beyond-enjoyable speeds. The sound these cars created passing at high speeds would resonate through the entire stadium like some kind of experimental symphony. Quite incredible.
All shots were taken freehand. No dolly sliders, glidecams or tripods. As the title suggests, I only had about 25 minutes to capture these shots. Needless to say, I would have been happy to have spent another 6 hours doing so.
Colour correction in FCP and a final shot in Adobe AE.
Hope you enjoy!