So, on Sunday just past I travelled up to Rhynie, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire to the Aberdeen & District Motocross Club track to take photographs of the competitors at the race meeting being held. My brother-in-law and nephew both ride motocross, and so were there competing as well.
I've taken motorsport photographs numerous times in my life, at various locations, and it is great fun (I'm a complete petrol-head!) and challenging. For me now, with my focus on Architectural and Commercial photography, it is a welcome break, and refreshing to shoot something so much fast paced - it requires a very different approach and is also lots of fun!
I've added a post to the Clubs Facebook page and added the gallery of shots (240) to my own Facebook page for competitors and interested parties to view, and contact me for prints etc should they wish.
I was using 2 lenses for the days shooting - The Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, and the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 - Both were spectacular and worked perfectly, even in the rather inclement weather conditions. The range on the 70-200 was perfect for the track size, and the locations accessible in order to get great views of the racing action. Using the D800, the images sizes are pretty large in RAW, but one effect of this is that the camera does not have a high frame-rate that is really ideal for shooting sports, but with careful timing and being a little bit more selective it's possible to get the burst, and the focus locked, to get the shots that count.
I thoroughly enjoyed the few hours out there, shooting the action, and will definitely go back to do it again, and maybe some other locations too.
Thanks for looking.