Twitter Upgrade!
October 15, 2011 10:08 PM

Wow major upgrade! As you can see I have integrated my old random musings via twitter onto the front page here. I used to post a bit on twitter but kinda gave up on it. Maybe this will get me back into posting on it. We'll seeeee....

Oops! Minor Outage... : )
Had a little outage here on the ole jasonFagan.com webserver. Lasted from Jully 18th 2011 to October 3rd 2011. You probably thought it would never come back! The server software was crashed due to a pair of failing WD 40GB HDD's with manufacture dates from early 2001! Only the best lol...

Good thing they were mirrored - I was able to repair the OS on one of them, and we are now on a minty fresh pair of WD 80's from 2005. See how long these puppies can make it.

Ok well that is really all for now maybe I'll get around to updating somthing or other one of these days with the cold weather not far off and motorcycles about to get a long winter nap.

Shot the Wiseco John Penton GNCC race for the second year at Sunday Creek Raceway in Millfield, Ohio. Last year was a dry, dusty race - this year was a mudfest. The start looked good, but after that you really have to like brown motorcycles.

Check out the images for yourself.

Gave myself an very simple assignment for this years AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Shoot tight, extremely shallow depth of field shots of colorful vintage motorcycle manufacturer emblems and logos. I rode the Triumph up for the weekend and decided to just have fun instead of concentrating on shooting track action like last year. I only took one body and one lens to further simplify my trip. The Rebel XS and Canon 50mm f/1.4 was all that I brought. Small, easy to carry, and as thin a DoF as you like. Check out the results!

This past weekend was a great one! I shot the Honda Super Cycle weekend at Mid-Ohio - featuring two Wiseco Superbike 100's - for motorsport.com, with a full photo credential 'Hot Pass', complete with deadline tower media center access. The weekend featured all four AMA Pro Roadracing classes: the AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike Series, the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Series, the AMA Supersport Series, and the AMA Moto-GT Series.

After about 9 hours of shooting trackside, I headed up into the tower to copy off the images, and select the best to caption with rider, team, and motorcycle, and then upload the results to my editor at motorsport.com

Check out some killer images from this great weekend of racing! (note - only images from Thursday and Friday are done and posted. This is less than 1/2 of the total that will be published so check back for race day photos!)


Some wicked early summer lightning storms rolled through tonight. What a killer light show! Conditions were nearly perfect for shooting. The rain held off, it wasn't too heavily overcast down low that normally hides the strikes, and also the lightning was almost constant for quite a while! Wunderground.com showed thunder cloud tops at over 47,000 feet - wow!

I got 30 frames with lightning visible in about 1.5 hours, and here are the best five frames!

Rolex Grand-Am Daytona Prototypes @ Mid-Ohio

What a killer weekend of shooting the Rolex Grand-Am Daytona Prototypes roadracing at Mid-Ohio last weekend! Met some new fellow photogs and shot all over the track, including some new perspectives I'd never come up with before. Thanks Palmer! Also there were the Koni ST and GT classes as well as the Mustang Challenege series.

The results speak for themselves - I think shooting from the spectator side of the fences around Mid-Ohio, it doesn't get a whole lot better than this - check them out!

Wiseco John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio
Attended and shot a few frames at the GNCC touring off-road series race at Sunday Creek Raceway in Millfield, Ohio this past weekend. The event is called the Wiseco John Penton. Some serious riding ability was present for the grueling 3 hour woods / motocross combined format in sticky humid air and under an unusually hot late spring Ohio sun. I was here to have fun first, and shoot second - so my usual thorough mix of angles and composition may be a bit lacking. Anyway, check out the images.

almostSummer 2009

I've reformatted the site from 800 pixels wide to 1024 pixels wide. Looking at my webstats, it shows very few users are still using a screen resolution of 800x600 or smaller - who doesn't have an LCD at this point, right? The new size makes for much less vertical scrolling and wastes less screen real estate. Hope you like.

Also - I've finally populated the sportMotorcycles section - check it out! Two wonderful works of British and Japanese aluminum and steel.

Spring 2009

Traveled to Daytona in March for a week of fantastic action photography at the Daytona International Speedway. I shot the AMA Superbike, Daytona SportBike, and MotoGT classes. I worked hard and shot all day, had a wonderful time, and produced some fantastic images! In fact about 70 of my images from the trip were picked up and published by motorsport.com!

Here is a direct link to my published images on their site - check them out here!

Motorsport.com has been around since 1994 - I'd wager less than 1% of households were using the internet daily back then! They have an amazing amount of news and photographs posted daily, from virtually every major race series around the world. Many of the photos are posted the same day. When you finish watching a Formula 1, MotoGP, Superbike, NASCAR, or IndyCar race - then check out their photo section to see the action from trackside! It really is amazing how many hundreds of photos they have from each day of each day of every race event.

If you want to see my AMA Superbike images from Daytona, I have them published in my imageGallery at 1200px and very high quality - much nicer to look at than the 700px images posted at motorsport.com. The gallery is formatted for a 1280x1024 regular 17" monitor or greater.

I've also (finally) put up a couple of quick pages on my two main sportMotorcycles. A couple of good lookin' scoots if I may say so...

Winter 2008

Putting up two great motorsports sets right now. Check out the imageGallery for some great new motorsports photography, including:

  • A sportbike stunt show put on by an amazing rider named Aaron Colton, who also happens to be only 17 years old. Amazing bike handling skills! This performance was shot inside the Lucas Oil Stadium, home field of the Indianapolis Colts NFL football team. First shoot with my fantastic new Canon 300mm f/4L, so expect some tight shots.
  • The NASCAR Sprint Cup series Bud Shootout from Daytona International Speedway on February 7th. Shot with the lowly Canon Rebel XS and a 70-200 f/4L + 1.4x TC

Fall 2008

Well it's been almost 4 months since my last update - way back in the beginning of August with shots from the AMA Superbike Races at Mid-Ohio. Been a while, eh?

I'm in the progress of posting a bunch of new images in the imageGallery including:


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