Austin, TX – Del Valle Motocross (HDR)

From a few weeks back at the great Austin Del Valle Motocross Park…here is the start from one of the races that day.  I was shooting for a while around the track and almost forgot to catch the starting lineup.  I ran up and caught this one just in time….right when the gate fell.  This was one of my favorite shots from the day.  Tough to beat the one dude popping a wheelie right out of the gates!  This shot is another reason why MX in HDR is a great match!  Cool indeed!

My MX fandom has been growing.  Hoping to get to another race this season.  My boy Dungey has won 5 races in a row…hoping to gain the AMA MX Championship.

I see Del Valle has a few races coming up soon….August 14th..and more!   I will miss the August 14th race.  I have received a few emails from riders recently…I will gladly shoot MX anytime (as long as I am not traveling)…so if you have a practice up at Del Valle, just shoot me an email.  If I can make it…I am there!  I need the practice as well!   Also, thanks to ADVMX for putting a link to my website on their front page!  Wonderful!    Check their website for an upcoming schedule!   If you attend…you will be super pumped!

Tale Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 70.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/806 – Single RAW HDR  (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/4.0
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza
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NEWS: Digital Photo Experience – International HDR Day Winner!

I just returned from a week’s holiday to find out I was selected one of the winners of Rick Sammon’s – Digital Photo Experience – International HDR Day on June 26th!  Four HDR’s were selected as the winners and my recent texture added photo from St. Lorenz in Nurnberg, Germany was picked out by Rick Sammon and Trey Ratcliff (Stuck in Customs) from the DPE Flickr Group.

The link is located here…International HDR Day I read Rick and Trey’s Blogs everyday….. it is a great honor!!!  Thanks so much guys!!!!   Also check out Rick’s DPE Podcast on iTunes…another podcast I listen to all the time!  Trey has been an big inspiration and to me is the HDR Guru!  He has a wonderful blog called Stuck in Customs! Check out his amazing work!

It is my goal to post fantastic shots at Places 2 Explore everyday!  ..and a nice feeling to win an award and also receive such great feedback all the time from you guys!!   Such response keeps pushing me to take better and better shots!! Have fun and don’t forget to check out Rick and Trey’s sites!