Shot another cyclocross race here in Anchorage over the weekend. Great fall day with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures!
The first two photos were shot with the 80-200mm f/2.8D lens, using straight ambient light. I love this lens for sports and could have shot with it all day. However, it’s always good to shake things up, so after only a few frames, I packed it up and brought out some other gear.
The third shot was made with a 24mm f/2.8 lens, and two Nikon SB-800 flashes on a stand placed just to my left at the edge of the course. I underexposed the background by almost two stops and then exposed the rider at 1/160 sec. f/22 as he rode by.
The last shot was made with the 50mm f1.8 lens, same setup on the flashes. I don’t often use the 50mm for sports and action, but it’s fast and works great with shallow depth of field if can get close enough to your subject.