American Motocross #2

American Motocross #2

We went to Kalamazoo for Canadian Thanksgiving (as usual), and Ray, Jenna’s dad, had press passes to a motocross event as a part of a class in sports photography he is taking. So I got to go see and take pictures of something I would otherwise never have seen. This is the second of two posts.

This is the first time I’ve actually the first time I’ve successfully panned a subject, which means moving the camera with the subject in order to create a blurred background (with motion streaks), which captures the effect of movement. These motorcyclists are definitively not standing still, as a high shutter speed might make you think. The shutter speed here was 1/160th of a second. Lower shutter speeds are possible but it’s harder to make the subject sharp.

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