Photo of the Day

Yesterday I made a trip to Indianapolis to see the Monster Energy Supercross series at Lucas Oil Stadium. I was not shooting for anyone, but rather at the event for fun. I did take my camera though to try a few things during the practice session. When we first sat down to watch practice I was making nice clean photos of the riders. It got boring very quickly so I started taking the shutter speed down. By the time that I was finished I was making picture at 1/20th of a second panning with the riders. Panning in a  straight line is fairly easy, but panning a rider going up and to the side can be tricky. The key is to shoot because no two jumps are the same. In practice they are trying lines and speeds so you really don’t see a lot of consistency. I liked this photo of three time champion Ryan Villopoto the best. Ryan may be on his way to his fourth straight Supercross title so that makes the shot a little cooler as well.

Bonus Photos

Here are a few couple of other shots from the day that I liked. When the practice was over I put my camera down except for the anthem, and just enjoyed the show.


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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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