Monster Energy Motocross Nationals – Nanaimo Wastelands

I had the opportunity to photograph the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals Motocross at the Nanaimo Wastelands this past weekend. While I’ve never been a huge fan of motorcycles in general and have never followed motorcycle racing I have to admit that this event was a blast and exceptionally fun to photograph. It looks like the type of sport I might try if I were a little younger.

Three years ago I attended the same event (see Motocross madness) in wonderful sunny weather. This year was mostly overcast so I decided to try different photography techniques such as insanely slow shutter speeds at close distances. One item that was “totally rad” about the situation is how close you can get to the action unlike modern day car racing. There are areas of the track where you are within feet of these guys (and gals, there’s a ladies series as well!) which even makes the photography side of the sport high adrenaline.

A new gallery is located at Monster Energy Motocross Nationals photos.

Jay Burke, Monster Energy Motocross Nationals - MX1 Pro Moto 1 - Nanaimo Wastelands, June 12, 2011.

Jay Burke, Monster Energy Motocross Nationals - MX1 Pro Moto 1 - Nanaimo Wastelands, June 12, 2011.

Topher Ingals, Monster Energy Motocross Nationals - MX2 Pro Moto 2 - Nanaimo Wastelands, June 12, 2011.

Topher Ingals, Monster Energy Motocross Nationals - MX2 Pro Moto 2 - Nanaimo Wastelands, June 12, 2011.

Monster girls on the podium, Monster Energy Motocross Nationals - MX1 Pro Moto 1 - Nanaimo Wastelands, June 12, 2011.

Monster girls on the podium, Monster Energy Motocross Nationals - MX1 Pro Moto 1 - Nanaimo Wastelands, June 12, 2011.

Start of MX1 Pro Moto One, Monster Energy Motocross Nationals - Nanaimo Wastelands, June 12, 2011.

Start of MX1 Pro Moto One, Monster Energy Motocross Nationals - Nanaimo Wastelands, June 12, 2011.

Monster Energy Motocross Nationals - MX2 Pro Moto 2 - Nanaimo Wastelands, June 12, 2011.

Monster Energy Motocross Nationals - MX2 Pro Moto 2 - Nanaimo Wastelands, June 12, 2011.

Brad Nauditt, Monster Energy Motocross Nationals - MX2 Pro Moto 1 - Nanaimo Wastelands, June 12, 2011.

Brad Nauditt, Monster Energy Motocross Nationals - MX2 Pro Moto 1 - Nanaimo Wastelands, June 12, 2011.

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One Response to “Monster Energy Motocross Nationals – Nanaimo Wastelands”

  1. Karen says:

    Awesome work!!! Love them all.

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