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Had an opportunity to try something different the other week… my eldest daughters fella rides Motorcross… pretty well as it turns out and there was a race meeting at a local track so thought I would tag along and see if I could get some snaps…

Did a little research to see how best to approach this subject and found it to be a little different to cars… bikes are quite a small subject to track relative to cars and the general approach seems to be fast shutter and shallow DOF…

It was a gloriously sunny day but as it had rained the previous day it was rather muddy so out came the wellies 🙂

Really enjoyed the day and learnt a lot from it… its clear there is a little more to taking a decent capture in this sport and will have another go at a later date to try and improve on my results but I am happy with the ones I did get…

I used the 100-400L mostly but did have the 16-35 fitted to the 50D just in case… that turned out to be fairly useless unless I could have gotten track side… I also had a look at pics taken by some of the seasoned pros that were there on the day… some impressive results coming from a 70-200 f2.8… might have to keep an eye out for one lol…

I will take the 24-105L next time I think to try and get closer for better angles and make more use of the track access… it was a little limited but I think I can get into some better positions now I have a feel for it and try to apply what I have learnt fro the day…

So… here are a few select images from the day…

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I did end up taking quite a few pictures of Lewis (my daughters fella) as I didn’t really know anyone else at the time…
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Was an interesting subject for sure… one thing that will stick in my memory is the noise though… it was pretty constant when I was walking round the track… nothing like Castle Combe where there is a little respite while the cars are on the other side of the track…

Lots to learn with this subject… will also try and be a little more organised and grab the race sheets so I can atleast try and get an image of everyone lol…

I look forward to my next MX adventure 🙂

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