Tor Nenzen  

MX by Tor Nenzen

July 2024 - MX

About the Image(s)

This month, I got the chance to shoot motocross riders doing aerial tricks. Although they did backflips, those tricks looked odd as pictures. There was a small sliver of trees that I tried to line up for a decent background. As soon as the riders left the jump, I followed them with focus tracking. Here are the technical details: 180mm, F2.8, ISO 200, 1/2000s. The camera body was a Sony A7iii. Comments are always welcome.

9 comments posted

Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
Oh my goodness. He looks like he jumped off the mountain. What a catch, and the cyclist is so sharp really standing out from the trees. I'd like to see more of these shots in the future.   Posted: 07/02/2024 15:55:44
Tor Nenzen   Tor Nenzen
Thanks, here is another from the same day.   Posted: 07/04/2024 11:26:17
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Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
Amazing sport and amazing catch. Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 07/04/2024 15:08:11

Martin Newland   Martin Newland
Tor, this is a dynamic image! You've managed to freeze the action beautifully, showing the biker in mid-air with crisp detail. The contrast between the rider's colorful gear and the green backdrop of trees creates a strong visual interest. The framing is great, with enough space around the subject to give a sense of the height and movement. It's a strong sports action shot that tells a story of adventure and skill.
Well done.
  Posted: 07/03/2024 19:42:18
Tor Nenzen   Tor Nenzen
Thanks Martin!   Posted: 07/04/2024 11:34:17

Jim Wulpi   Jim Wulpi
Tor, This is a WOW image! Great capture. I like how the colorful rider is at the top 1/3 line of this frame, giving the sense of just how high he has jumped.
I'm certain that you captured many images from that day. and I'm certain you had fun doing it. I know I would have.   Posted: 07/05/2024 14:25:22

Karen Botvin   Karen Botvin
Wow, what a shot! The focus on the rider is tack sharp and I like how the trees and background almost seem muted. When I first looked at this photo, I had to think about what I was looking at. In that regard, I think a bit more context to the surroundings might have helped. I like the second photo you posted to Shirley for that reason. Although the rider him or herself isn't so much the focus as what s(he) is doing is the subject. Hope that makes sense. Superb timing!   Posted: 07/05/2024 14:26:30

Piers Blackett   Piers Blackett
WOW! I agree the second image does have more context to imply story. Because it's so unbelievable what these folks can do the addition of a second rider makes it more plausible somehow.   Posted: 07/05/2024 15:20:13

Terri Adcock
What a wonderful image. I like the height and magnitude you have give the rider. I think i might have shave d off some of the left and right sides to make him larger in the frame whilst still giving him some height   Posted: 07/07/2024 02:11:43


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