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I had the pleasure of shooting Supercross again this year in San Diego for the 2013 season at Qualcomm Stadium.

Here are a few shots. I was using a slow shutter speed and panning technique on these photos (as well as a wide aperture f2.8) to get an even more out of focus and blurry background. You will also notice that the spokes on the wheels are blurry as opposed to when you use a fast shutter speed that freezes the spokes. It adds an element of movement and as well as speed.

I think I was at about 1/160th of a second (pretty slow for such a fast sport). As you can see however with the right technique you can get some pretty cool results.

San Diego Supercross 2013

San Diego Supercross 2013

San Diego Supercross 2013

San Diego Supercross 2013

San Diego Supercross 2013

San Diego Supercross 2013

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In a previous post I mentioned a photo shoot I did for the New York Times. Referencing the published article with a link to it.

Here are some of my favorite images from the shoot with my post production style added.

The shoot was profiling Connor Fields who is Team USA’s Gold Medal hopeful for the London Olympics next month.

Connor Fields Portrait

Connor Fields Portrait

Connor Fields Portrait

Connor Fields Portrait

Connor Fields flying over my head as I'm laying on my back

Connor Fields flying over my head as I’m laying on my back

Connor Fields studying the track

Connor Fields studying the track

Connor Fields Launching

Connor Fields Launching

Connor Fields Keeping Warm

Connor Fields Keeping Warm

Connor Fields resting after numerous practice starts

Connor Fields resting after numerous practice starts

The Long Walk Back Up To The Starting Gate - Connor Fields

The Long Walk Back Up To The Starting Gate – Connor Fields

Staying Warm at the Top of the Starting Gate - Connor Fields

Staying Warm at the Top of the Starting Gate – Connor Fields

Connor Fields Strategizing with Team Mate

Connor Fields Strategizing with Team Mate

Connor Fields Banking into a Berm

Connor Fields Banking into a Berm

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I recently completed a photo shoot for the New York Times. The story ran today in the printed version of the paper. It’s a story on BMX Olympic hopeful Connor Fields.

Here’s a link to the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/sports/olympics/at-19-fields-is-an-olympic-favorite-in-bmx-supercross.html

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I just completed a photo shoot for a BMX magazine out of Spain. The images were used in their feature story on the Supercross World Cup of BMX that took place at the US Olympic Training Center here in San Diego, CA. BMX was introduced to the Summer Olympics in Beijing. The US Olympic Training Center replicated the track that was used in China and as a result was the last stop on the world traveling World Cup circuit.

BMX Supercross World Cup

BMX Supercross World Cup

Current World Champion Joris DAUDET from France

Current World Champion Joris DAUDET from France

Winner of the Race and new World Champion Connor Fields

Winner of the Race and new World Champion Connor Fields

Austrailian Female Rider

Austrailian Female Rider

There were some crazy crashes as speeds of 35mph and big jumps were involved

There were some crazy crashes as speeds of 35mph and big jumps were involved

The starting gate is at the top of the large black Swatch wall in the background. Where they get up to about 35mph setting up for the first jump.

The starting gate is at the top of the large black Swatch wall in the background. Where they get up to about 35mph setting up for the first jump.

More Carnage  and Crashes

More Carnage and Crashes

Connor Fields on his way to victory.

Connor Fields on his way to victory and New World Title. Look at the victims of a crash behind him in the lower left corner.

Raymon VAN DER BIEZEN from the Netherlands who came in Second.

Raymon VAN DER BIEZEN from the Netherlands who came in Second.

Supercross World Cup of BMX Podium. USA took 1st and 3rd. 1st Connor FIELDS, 2nd Raymon VAN DER BIEZEN, 3rd David HERMAN

Supercross World Cup of BMX Podium. USA took 1st and 3rd. 1st Connor FIELDS, 2nd Raymon VAN DER BIEZEN, 3rd David HERMAN.

 

Here is a link to the magazine’s website and the article with images.

http://bmxatope.com/category/2049

You won’t however be able to read it unless you speak Spanish.


www.JFennellPhoto.com

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