2012 Motocross pictures. By Nachtflug.

Discussion in 'Racing' started by nachtflug, May 6, 2012.

  1. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Inspirational. :clap
  2. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Scott, stumbled back on an old thread and found this shot among others you took...

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    You've come a l-o-n-g way in a relatively shot time.:clap:clap:clap

    Keep 'em coming.

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  3. Bluebull2007

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    Loving it.

    A question: 1/50 but what is your f-stop and ISO? You have me wanting to go out and try myself.
  4. nachtflug

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    you just have to meter it like normal. with such a slow shutter you've got plenty of light so even on an overcast day I didn't have to tweak ISO, some of them might have been 250 but I think most were standard 200 ISO, and then I would just meter for the f-stop, and with an overcast day it was mostly about 10 or 11 for f stop. the more I do it the more amazed I am at the results. I was getting some good stuff today without clouds and decent sun light but then I was having to go up even higher on F stop, 15-16 but was still shooting under mostly 100 on the shutter.

    these from today. the Cobra/#57 F16 @ 1/80 shutter.

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    the yamaha #30 F16 @ 1/125 shutter.

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    and both riders ON THE GAS!!

    I'm liking it!
  5. nachtflug

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    thanks, but I've also got a slightly better camera/lens now..:D
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    nachtflug infidel

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    this from this morning before the clouds moved out. I was determined to see how low we could go with the shutter.

    my buddy Alex Todoverto bringing the heat @ 1/30 shutter. :huh :D

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    Samantha Fritz in morning practice.

    She would later ride 250B and College boy and in moto 2 of College Boy notch a VERY respectable 6th of 11 just 3 races after completing her 2nd 250B moto.

    this girl freaking rocks.

    :deal

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    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    You really need to do a caption contest on this set:deal

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    so...yesterday I'm at AK Farms MX. I'm doing my usual thing, stalking children with a camera, and I use a group of people to meter off for light. guy in the black jacket noticed and apologized for "being in your way". I said not at all, you've got a lot more at stake here then me (his kid was on the track)..


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    a few minutes later I hear a yell and this guy is running. fast. :eek1:cry

    it's never pretty when people go down, it's even worse when it's the little ones.

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    thank god they both eventually got up and made it off the track without needing the EMT's.

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    here is the little guy from morning practice, on the gas! probably not a keeper but in this case we'll make an exception.


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  11. nachtflug

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    thats a wrap...last race of the season today. a few more open practices but the season is over in this neck of the woods. I was at a MX track both days this weekend and both days last weekend.

    should have enough pictures to get me through the winter..

    worthy of note today at Walden Playboys was a $500 2 lap dash for cash.

    enough said..

    only 5 of them lined up but it lived up to the billing.

    lets have a look. my favorite local rider Chuckie Fox #94 exits turn one in the lead. obviously important as...it's only 2 laps.

    to say these boys were riding with some additional motivation and a heightened enthusiasm was an understatement. I'm not %100 sure but I believe it was winner take all.



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    end of lap one Chuck is clearing the finish line jump and manuvering a whip for max speed etc. there aren't a lot of people who can ride todays 450 motocross bikes to anything remotely close to their potential and when you see guys who can it is in a word amazing. sell every bike you own you suck. I did and I do.

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    2 laps means you better have a plan if you want to get some pictures and mine was to be here right before the finish which is to the right. this is where it would all come down to if it was close. a single double double triple single triple all of the above depending on your guts, skill, cajones, nerve, etc etc.

    not the place for indecision but these guys are good.

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    and here they come. :eek1

    coming into this Chuckie had a SLIGHT lead but 446 wasn't going down without a fight. it's showtime. :deal

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    the camel humps are history. it's a race to the finish. :deal

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    cliffhanger!
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    it's only $500 these guys aren't trying hard. :wink:

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    and the winner is :cry:huh:eek1

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    you can see the finish line steel trellis to the far right.

    :waysad:baldy:bluduh:(::cry

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    he won it fair and square. talk about a heartbreaker.

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    Chuckie's been wearing the same gear all season long. Some of these guys have fresh gear for every practice and heat and a motor home the size of a locomotive. NOBODY rides as hard as this kid. He went down last weekend and dislocated a thumb and had to call it a day. this guy rides a 2007 RM 250 2 stroke in ways that would make Ricky Charmichael :bow to say I was bummed is putting it mildly. poor guy must be aching. a true moto junkie warrior and one hell of a rider.
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    so thats the story. this season is finis. over. stick a fork in it it's done. :cry

    so with todays hurricane sent home from work (the scott's play golf in worse than this) and putzing around face book, yet another kid in a hospital bed. concussion, from yesterdays race no less. this sport is no joke and it pisses me off to no end when I see the attention prestige and pedestals these jackoffs in the NBA and NFL have bestowed and are placed on. World Peace?

    Big Asshole more like it.

    So in the last month probably got about 2000 freaking pictures to tweak, ponder, stare at, trying to figure out what it all means, but I already know the answer.

    other people have boats floated by other things. mine is floated by motocross. it works for me and I can't even do it anymore and probably never could, though I sure wish I'd have ridden the 125 class back in the 70's. did I ever tell the story about the time I had the hole shot on a TM 125 and all these guys on RM's were....:gerg:dhorse:stfu:fyyff:y0!:spam

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