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Houston Grand Prix Oct 4-5-6

This is a special opportunity provided by the Houston Grand Prix and the Houston Chronicle. Photographers who have been issued media passes may post their photos here while we are straightening out the permission issues on the Dropbox link. Great job guys. Keep shooting and post some great images for us.

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  • Mark L.

    If anyone got the time of Franchitti's crash, please let me know. Thanks.

    October 21, 2013

    • Mark L.

      Thanks Debi and Joe. Like you Joe, I don't check time setting on my camera. My last shot on turn 5 shows 2:00P and your shot showing the crowd reaction to the crash says 12:36P. I think it's a time warp!! Thanks again.

      October 22, 2013

    • Scott W

      The crash occurred on the last lap of the race if that helps with the time.

      October 22, 2013

  • Linda S.

    Thanks to everyone who shot this event. I'm meeting with the Grand Prix on their picks next week and will work with Debi to coordinate getting images/files from folks. They loved the images.

    The participation really showed on Chron.com and the EP loved the help. More opportunities to come!

    Big thanks to Debi for coordinating this with the group!

    October 12, 2013

  • Mark L.

    Hot, gritty AND WONDERFUL!! For a racing event, super job. Very sorry Franchitti and the spectators were injured...thankful it was not worse.

    October 9, 2013

    • Murali

      Spectators were injured ?? What was the cause Mark?

      October 9, 2013

    • Mark L.

      Hi Murali...Dario Franchitti went airborne after wheel to wheel contact with Takuma Sato on the last lap at turn 5. (I'm still looking for the time this happened.) That put him into the retaining fence at something near 150 mph (guessing) and sprayed broken parts of the car and fence into one of the grandstands. Franchitti cracked 2 vertebrae in his back, broke his ankle and sustained a concussion. Franchitti, one track worker and 2 spectators were taken to the hospital...11 additional spectators were treated on site. Google search will give you video(s) of the accident. It looks scary! Let's hope all the injured recover fully and quickly.

      October 9, 2013

  • GLENN N. DICKEY J.

    Just fantastic, so much going on. Looking forward to the next one!

    1 · October 8, 2013

  • GLENN N. DICKEY J.

    Would like to give Debi a big pat on the back, her hard work and determination to the club has paid off. Had a great time but got turned around (lost), almost got heatstroke (went on Sat.) and just walked way too much in heat. Next time I will be better prepared!

    Thanks again Debi!!

    2 · October 8, 2013

    • Mark L.

      Glenn, you are right as usual...on all points...

      1 · October 8, 2013

  • Jessica U.

    Thank you Debi! Had a blast and learned some!

    2 · October 8, 2013

  • Brad

    YOU ROCK DEBI!!!

    2 · October 7, 2013

  • Ron V.

    Would have given this a 5-star except for the issues with not being allowed into any of the stands except one. Hopefully next time the problems will be ironed out.

    October 7, 2013

    • Ron V.

      Joe, I can understand being chastised for a 1-star rating. However, a 4-star rating is still above average (3-star). A 4-star rating is not low by any stretch of the imagination.

      1 · October 7, 2013

    • Joe L.

      LOL, cool, totally understand. OTOH, I'm also an unpaid/underpaid volunteer of a photog group. If this wasn't a 5-star, you would hate the total garbage events I do. :)))

      October 7, 2013

  • Weicheh K.

    Awesome job Debi! Greatly appreciate this opportunity!

    2 · October 7, 2013

  • Mark L.

    Fabulous event...brings back wonderful memories...thank you Debi. Sorry Debi, but I'm not "getting" the dropbox thing. I created an account (joined) and am uploading photos into my GrandPrixofHouston_2013 dropbox folder. I used your link to open the HouChron's Grand Prix dropbox I then tried to drag my GrandPrixofHouston_2013 folder into it. It gave me a "+" sign like it was sharing my files there, but the Grand Prix dropbox still says it is empty. I see nothing in the way of a link share in the Grand Prix dropbox (neither mine nor anyone else). How and with whom did you link and share? Sorry I'm not figuring this one out, but I'm not.

    2 · October 7, 2013

    • Jessica U.

      October 7, 2013

    • Joe L.

      Just stepped through the images, great job guys!

      1 · October 7, 2013

  • Srini S.

    Great opportunity to shoot a major sports event. An opportunity I would not have gotten if not for Debi's hard work and contacts. Appreciate it and looking forward to more.

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • Bill T.

    Great place to take photos. I think one more time at an event like this and I can figure out where to go for better shots!

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • Bill T.

    I was able to join dropbox, now how do I put my files in!

    October 6, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Amazing opportunity, had an awesome time. Would have never gotten these images w/out this event. Thanks Debi for setting this up, hope some of my images are useful. 5-stars for Debi's work organizing this for us.

    1 · October 7, 2013

    • Calvin H.

      I agree with joe great job Debi. One of the best events I have attained even with the issues.

      October 7, 2013

  • Debi

    Check out some of the photos we submitted. Way to Go! Keep uploading to second album and let me know if the dropbox link share I sent works.

    October 7, 2013

    • Murali

      Debi, the link still doesn't work for me.

      October 7, 2013

    • Murali

      My email is [masked]

      October 7, 2013

  • Debi

    See if you can join the drop box https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tkok10jqyzgekmq/rwftYXlFsw to upload your photos.

    October 6, 2013

  • Srini S.

    The album allows only 500 pictures. I can't get all my shots in so I will wait for the dropbox link from Debi.

    October 6, 2013

  • Amy James F.

    Despite the heat, I really enjoyed finding some of the shots that were listed. Thank you Debi for this opportunity, I hope everyone had fun! :-)

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great experience, trying to satisfy my photographic urges while recognizing there were shots (shot list) that our benefactor was looking for.

    October 5, 2013

    • Debi

      That's real life. The assignment is not what your artistic eye sees or wants to shoot, but fortunately, you still get to shoot some of what you really want, so it all works out.

      October 5, 2013

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