MotoGPMatters Desktop Images From Laguna Seca

As promised last week, here are some of Scott Jones' fantastic photographs from Laguna Seca for download as desktop images. The images are available in three sizes to suit most desktops: 1400x1050, 1280x1024, 1280x800 and 1024x768. If you would like to see the images in other resolutions, let us know.

Laguna Seca Corkscrew

The Corkscrew: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

The Corkscrew part 2 1280x800

Alex de Angelis and his rainbow helmet: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

Randy de Puniet and his old school numbers: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

Colin Edwards, Texas Tornado Part 1: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

Colin Edwards hits the Corkscrew:  1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

"Tiger" Toni Elias: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

Jamie Hacking, oldest MotoGP rookie: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

Nicky Hayden, two-time winner at Laguna Seca: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

Jorge Lorenzo: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

Marco Melandri, on a Ducati, but for how long?: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

Shinya Nakano: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

Take It To The Bridge: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

Valentino Rossi: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

Valentino Rossi, again: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

Valentino Rossi, one more time: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

Ben Spies, auditioning for the big time: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050


Casey Stoner, World Champion: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1400x1050

James Toseland: 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1680x1050



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from the divine appetizer this morning for breakfast to this full-on holiday feast this evening, you have done me in. i am feeling absolutely pixilated !

speaking from the perspective of being a published photographer (going back to the days when paper was still used:), may i say scott that you have done a cracking job at capturing the very essence of that which has gone down in history in so many ways. from the lone desmo charging through the almighty corkscrew (didn't somebody say that was the way it was supposed to have been?:) to looking down on the spread legs and 2 fingers on the clutch of de puniet leaned over, and everything in between, each image is a stunning story in time. the almost insignificant bike in comparison to the awesome scale of the corkscrew to the intimacy of what bikers are doing with their bodies. i look at randy's 2 fingers on something so small as a clutch lever ... at effing speed ... and i stand in awe of your abilities. and your image of shinya. oh my god. at that very moment, it is norifumi in the image. i just had to stop and stare. it is devastating. simply stunning. simply stunning. simply stunning.

that you generously have offered your work in full-on hi def beauty is a statement to the world. i can personally appreciate the thought given on both your parts to be daring and present your work in this manner. in the last century it would have been unthinkable to give one's work away. i hope, however, you can appreciate what you have just done is of greater value in the long run than any tv commercial run during any motogp race. i am confident in saying you have both just made groundbreaking investments in yourselves and your work.

in words and images, this unique partnership has truly elevated the standard of professional racing journalism on a global scale. and we are all the better for it. compared to literally everybody else, it is the journalistic equivalent of the chasm between the GP7 and the M1 of the last campaign. for that matter, to use last year's "word" of motogp, this "package" of words and images is arguably as monumental to racing journalism as this race was to racing.

ok, as is always the case, i have said more than needed ... and yet have more to say to you both. some of which is prolly not appropriate for public consumption. will carry that on in private at a later date. for now, let's just leave it with a simple bravo and thank you to you both for your efforts above and beyond. they were/are historic.


As I commented on the other post... any chance of getting the stoner pic in 1680x1050?  Standard large widescreen res.

Cheers, great photos!

 Hi guys,

Just returned from a week in Mexico with no internet to speak of--sorry to be late in replying here. Thanks for the compliments--I'm pleased that you like the images. 

Popmonkey--I will get that image to you as soon as I come up for air. :-)

QldRobbo--same as above. Might be easier if you email me than trying to add it here somewhere.

CrotchRocket--wow, I'm stunned by your comments and appreciate them very much. I'm not sure my photographs are quite at the level of Kropotkin's writing, but I'm pleased you think they are a suitable complement. I'm particularly pleased that someone noticed a photo of Nakano--that helmet is a work of art, neh? As for giving my work away, if not for Kropotkin's help, I would have been at Laguna as a spectator only, so I am glad and honored to present my photos to MGPM readers. 

hi gents

the most recent post about yet even higher rez was cause to revisit the page. scott, i am embarrassed to say i am just seeing your comment for the first time. believe me, the pleasure is all mine.

nearly 3 races "A.L." and the california wildfire style smoke has yet to settle. i don't know if it is the smoke from the northern california wildfires or the smoke from the laguna-gate firestorm, but it is so great that all the way down here in los angeles, we are still being treated to the splashes of colour in our sunsets that california is so famous for ... in the dead of winter. pity you are not around to capture them.

from these pages, the bar has been raised. thank you again to both of you.