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Advanced Riders flyby at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, 9/14/2011 track day

Cody on turn 4 on Flickr.

I think this is my favorite shot of the day. All I can think of when I see this is my high school photography teacher, Mrs. Richmond.

She had a policy in class that if you handed in an assignment late, she’d deduct points off your grade per day of lateness. I handed in my panning assignment two days late and I still got an A on it. There was a note on the back (where she wrote the letter grades) that said something like: “This was too perfect to give it anything but an A, but I didn’t give you an A+.”

27 years later and I still want to make her proud.

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