Friday, February 13, 2015

Built For Speed

If I shared all 350 images I took last Wednesday at the Barber Motorsports Museum, you still would not have the sense of how amazing this place really is. Today we'll start with the motorcycles.  George Barber houses 1350 motorcycles spanning 100 years at this state of the art,five story facility. At any given time, 700 are on display. The variety is staggering and for the most part, except for the really old bikes, the others are in mint condition and look as if they have never been ridden. To say it's sensory overload in an understatement. I told my photography students if they had never been, they needed to put their camera on their shoulder and take a few minutes to just take in the place before they decided what to focus on.

These racks flank the center elevator on four sides and soar from the ground level five stories up. Tomorrow, a closer look at the bikes and later this week, race cars!


s.c said...

Yes the offer of subjects is overwhelming. Try to make something of it is real difficult. Good training lessons here.

William Kendall said...

I wouldn't mind having the third one from the bottom on the near tower.