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Now that the offseason is here, we've got 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…

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Photo of the Day | Oct 6th 2015

Yesterday morning, my friends at Troy Lee Designs asked if I could help snap some action photos of Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTM team riders Jessy Nelson, Shane McElrath, and Sean Cantrell, in some new gear that will debut at next weekend’s Monster Energy Cup race. Naturally, I obliged, as a day at a private SX track always sounds better than my 72-mile commute to the TransWorld offices in Carlsbad, CA. Though I can’t share any of the images from today’s shoot just yet, I did snap this shot of Red Bull KTM rider Dean Wilson as he was finishing up his morning motos.

The Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, KTM, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, and TLD Supercross test tracks are all laid out within a couple square miles of each other, and today, as I waited for McElrath to change into a new set of gear, I peered down to the KTM test track that sits several hundred feet away/below. Deano was practicing starts, and he spotted me up above and yelled, “Swap! Take my picture!” So I did. Fortunately, I had my 300mm lens with me, because the triple that Wilson was whipping it over was pretty far away. In a sense, today’s Photo of the Day is almost a “spy photo,” thanks to its “eye in the sky” angle. Cheers, Deano.

Image Data
Canon EOS 1D Mark X
Canon 300mm f2.8 Ultrasonic Lens
ISO 800
1/2000th @ f5.6

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