Exposure time 1/800 sec, Aperture f/6.3 ISO 400, Focal Length 35mm, Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L
Why This Photo:
Last weekend Jeremy and I tagged along for the Motocross Championship in Washougal with my brother and his wife. This was the best shot to show how incredibly high these guys were jumping. The whole experience was unreal – there is no fear for these kids. And yes, they are kids (being late teens and early twenties). The rider in this shot is Ryan Dungey – he won the 450 MX Class.
As you can see, the cloudy sky of the morning was AWFUL for getting good exposure. I struggled with lighting because shutter speeds needed to be so fast and relied heavily on bumping up the ISO. I took a TON of photos and will likely throw out 90% of them because I needed to see them on a larger screen to be able to correct what I was doing wrong. Plus shooting Pro MX riders is WAY harder than the fam riding dirt bikes.