ZD150 and ZD35-100 capture Red Bull FreeStyle Motocross

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ZD150 and ZD35-100 capture Red Bull FreeStyle Motocross
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Red Bull organises a StreamLine wakeboarding competition in Antwerp, as part of the Antwerp Street Kicks urban sports festival. I will be shooting the wakeboarding action today, but when to the location yesterday already to scout the set-up and shoot some of the training runs.

As another part of the "sideshow" attractions (with also Parkours Free Running, Slackline walking, skateboard, longboard, BMX, wall climbing etc.) Red Bull showcased the action of its "X Fighters Jam", i.e. Freestyle Motocross with a small ramp in an urban setting.

Photographically, it's a bit like shooting clay pigeons, but still good fun.

I think the F2 of the SHG lenses came in handy to maintain 1/2000 shutter speed in lighting conditions dictated by a setting sun. Helps with subject separation too.

The lenses being sharp wide open is a real bonus.

Here is a small gallery if you care to take a look :

http://roelh.zenfolio.com/p1022590769

Some samples to give you an idea (but much more and bigger sizes in the gallery):

That's a GoPro Hero drone next to the rider. Those things must be fun to use too...

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