In between races, we took some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We'll highlight each shot in a daily post, with the image sized to fit your computer screen or smartphone and described with a small backstory…
Not a lot of people have the patience for shooting long exposures—setting up a tripod or some other form of stabilization, the-trial-and-error method of figuring out the correct exposure time, and of course, sitting on your ass for longer than a quick click of a camera shutter. Long exposures can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, but if you have the time and the tolerance they can produce some bitchin’ shots!
Today’s Photo of the Day is one of Ryne Swanberg’s epic opening ceremonies shots from Monster Energy Supercross, and this particular image is probably the raddest I’ve seen. Swanny took a 30-second exposure at Anaheim I earlier this year with a 16mm fisheye lens, and the result brought Angel Stadium alive with a swarm of color unlike most other shots out there.
Photographer | Ryne Swanberg
Camera | Nikon D4
Lens | Nikon Nikkor 16mm f/2.8 fisheye
Shutter Speed | 30 sec
Aperture | f/16
ISO | 50