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Junior BMX race. I was standing just below the hill they were cresting

Junior BMX race. I was standing just below the hill they were cresting
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ltj Platinum
 
ltj December 16, 2012
CRAZY!!!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Ha!! Thanks!
desertpagan
 
desertpagan December 31, 2012
Outstanding shot!!!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 31, 2012
Thanks !
cevert
 
cevert February 13, 2013
Wow, what an amazing capture! Brilliant shot! :)
SusiLawson
SusiLawson February 14, 2013
Thank you !
DAPhotography
 
DAPhotography February 13, 2013
Awesome capture.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson February 14, 2013
Thank you !
Redcow
 
Redcow March 30, 2013
Great shot! I hope you were safe!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson March 30, 2013
Yes, was using a telephoto. but it was kinda scary :) Thanks!
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MJ_JBP March 30, 2013
Awesome shot!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson March 30, 2013
Thanks!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita October 11, 2014
terrific capture. Congrats on the award.

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken at a motor cross race for junior high kids.
Time
It was late afternoon if I recall correctly.
Lighting
I was positioned beneath the riders. It was actually a bit scary as they were coming right off the ramp-hill above me , but I wanted to get them in the air. The light was a challenge since I was beneath them but I brought out the shadows using RAW editing in photoshop.
Equipment
It was the Canon 5D mklll And the 70-200 lens. No Tripod or flash
Inspiration
I was covering sports for the newspaper at the time as a free lance photographer. I actually am not a sports fan , but I loved the challenge of capturing action and the excitement of the events.
Editing
Yes I used the shadow highlight filter and sharpened in photoshop.
In my camera bag
Right now I use the Sony A7Rlll and 4 prime lens from 24 to 135. I use a Godox flash and transmitter and Rotolights at night.
Feedback
Use a high speed shutter and set the shutter on multiple firing. Try to position yourself for a good composition and be prepared for the shot you want. Some of it is luck when it comes to action, but experience will pay off.

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