From the AMA Motocross race back in 2010 in Wortham, Texas…my favorite rider…Ryan Dungey. The 2012 AMA Motocross season starts this Saturday! I’m super pumped! I will miss the race in Wortham in a few weeks..but will try to get to 1 or 2 this year! Dungey looks to be a favorite to win it this year with a few main guys out due to injury. Good luck Ryan! Hangotown on this Saturday…FUELTV at 4 PM EST!
January 22, 2011was the first ever Supercross event at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. I was lucky to attend and arrived at 12 PM for practice and was there till about 10:30 PM when the race ended. What a great day! My father-in-law and brother-in-law enjoyed their first race ever! What a race it was at nite! I took tons of photos. All from the stands using my 70-200 lens. During the day I added my teleconverter to get the extra reach and shot most at f/4. The stadium shot above was during the LCQ…using a fisheye hand held. A great view of the course! I still have tons of photos to go thru and will just post them as is. It would take forever to re-work them. You can click this link…Supercross and you can see more shots. It will probably take me another 2 weeks to get the rest up! My daytime practice shots were the best. The nite shots using the D300 at 3200 ISO…just ok. Enjoy!
Pictured above… #20 – Broc Tickle, #1 – Ryan Dungey, #2 – Ryan Villapoto
This Saturday nite in Anaheim starts the new 2011 season of Supercross….I am super pumped! I became a big fan last year after photographing a few Motocross races and this Supercross event in Houston. If you have the Speed Channel…tune in at 9 PM eastern time Saturday for the first race of the season. Above is my fav rider and defending champ…Ryan Dungey. His rook year was the best ever for any MX/SX rider combined. This year will be no easy feat to repeat. Bubba is back, Chad Reed, Villapoto, etc… Should be the best season ever for SX!! I plan to photograph 2 Supercross races this year. The pic above was created using 3 textures. Enjoy! Good luck Dungey!!!
This past weekend my favorite Motocross rider…Ryan Dungey clinched the AMA Motocross 2010 Championship! Congrats Dungey! He has become the first rookie ever to win the Supercross and Motocross Championship in the same year!! Unreal! This dude can ride a bike! This past weekend in Southwick was Dungey’s 9th straight victory. Talk about domination! In honor of his amazing achievement I would like to offer this photo (IPad screensaver size) to anyone that wants it!! In the comments below just type “MX” and I will email it to you!
I had a little photoshop fun with the shot above…it was a standard action photo…1/1000 exposure. I brought the photo into Photoshop. Used Silver Efex Pro and made it selective color via masking and the next step was “Motion Blur” in the Photoshop drop down menu…masking was needed here as well. Simple and easy! Motion via Post Process!
Talke Photography Settings:
- Camera: Nikon D300
- Lens: Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR
- Setting: Aperture Mode
- Focal Length: 80.0mm
- ISO: 200
- Exposure: 1/1000
- Aperture: f/5.6
- Gear: Hand Held
- Post Process: Adobe CS4, Silver Efex Pro