Catching cyclists on the track as they blazed past at 50+ km/h was an interesting challenge. Canon EOS 7D EF 50mm f/2.2 at 1/100 ISO 1600The access at this event was really remarkable. My daughter and I were able to get into the infield of the track and right up to the edge of the track. The sense of speed as these atheletes blew by us was really visceral. I wanted to get an image that gave an impression of that speed. I was able to get right into the corner of one of the very steep turns and because of the steepness of the turns it almost appeared as though I was looking down on the racers. I felt as though I could reach out and touch their helmets and the wind that swept past as they blew past was remarkable. I had to keep my aperture almost wide open because the light was low so it was difficult to keep everything in focus. I was able to keep a shutter speed of 1/100 which was fast enough to freeze my subject but slow enough to allow the feet and wheels to blur, giving a sense of the speed. The fact that I was tracking allowed the trach to smooth out to a blur as well. I was really happy with the image that I got.
Canon Eos 7D EF50mm f/2.2 at 1/200 ISO 1600