If you have been reading P2E for a while, you know that I am a huge Supercross/Motocross fan. One awesome sport to watch, attend or photograph! Last nite in Anaheim was the season opener for the Monster Enegry Supercross season. I was super pumped as now living in SoCal I can attend Anaheim 1 every year. My father-in-law and I braved the chilly 54 degree nite at Angels Stadium. Yes, that is chilly for us! LOL We had great seats and went early to watch the practice. I brought my 70-200 lens and a teleconverter to get some extra reach. I ended up with 1800+ photos! It was a great nite with some surprises. Above is the first photo I processed. I’ll have more in the future and will try to put an extra kick on them. Ken Roczen is my favorite 250 rider….he finished second last nite in the main event. A nice corner action shot from A1!
Just one more shot from the MX action on Sunday. I was contacted by one of the racers #512 Tye W yesterday. As it is difficult to go thru 2600 pictures so quickly, if you are anyone you know was at the race…contact me and I will gladly search my pics and make a personal gallery like I did today for Tye! As you all know I like to have fun with my pics…HDR, selective color and of course textures…and MX action is true photographic art. The colors of the gear and the action can’t be beat! So why not make it even more artistic! This shot was done with three textures and some masking. Very cool! Hope you enjoyed the race Tye!
A little more form the Daytona 500….typically I get “Pit Passes” for each time I attend the race. Just adds to the enjoyment of the festivities. You do not actually get into the pits (that is for family and sponsors only)…but you get to walk by or see within a few feet. In one section you get to walk by the garages of each driver. They have windows to peer in. I was lucky Kyle Busch above had his small window open to let in air. This allowed me to peek my camera inside and take this photo. I added a little flare to the shot and thanks to onOne’s Photo Frame 4.6…the film border effect was a cool effect.
They allow you to walk around on the inside of the track until 30 minutes before the race. Walking on the track is a must. My tradition is to sign the starting line (get there early to get your name on the track!). You really get the feel of the track and see how steep the banks are! About 1/4 mile section is open for you to explore. I sat on the ground and grabbed this shot of the new pavement for the race…Turn 4 is ahead.