I headed out to the race track at about 11 am today for the pure reason to get back out in the photo pits and prepare for Sunday's race.
Nicky Hayden soars through the Rainey Curve.
I wanted to find the good angles that I felt comfortable shooting from and could move around easily in order to make a bunch of a different pictures.
I forgot how fast the bikes move and how it's much different that other sports in terms of the tracking them on the course.
Most of the day, I was shooting at ISO 200, between f/4 and f/5.6, 1/1600th second and 1/5000 sec. Both cameras performed flawless-y, especially with the great focus-tracking from Nikon's newer cameras.
Following my buddy and Reuter's photog, David Royal, we hit the infamous corkscrew for some practice lap action to shoot the lead racers: Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden.
A line of riders enter the corkscrew.
Valentino Rossi holds on to a turn on the corkscrew.
Casey Stoner exits the corkscrew.
Nicky Hayden rides the corkscrew during track practice on Friday.
Casey Stoner during Friday practice.
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