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Motocross 3 by wildplaces Motocross 3 by wildplaces
A promotional shot for motocross rider, Chad Reed.
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:iconsilveryoshi:
SilverYoshi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Awesome! That must have been crazy to hang out with Chad for a week. :)
Do you have any photos of Brett Metcalfe?
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
I'm not sure. I shot everyone who was racing at Thunder Valley that weekend, but I don't remember that name.
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:iconsilveryoshi:
SilverYoshi Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
I think he was a 125/250 at the time. I was actually hopping you had more recent photos of Brett.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
I was only over there for the one week in 2006 unfortunately :)
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:iconsilveryoshi:
SilverYoshi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Hmm, he did race there in 06, I'm sure of it, since he debuted in 03.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
You're quite right. He rode in 123. I checked my program. . . And i remember now we spoke to him as he was an Aussie like Chad and so was of interest to Aussie journos. I probably have quite a few shots of him in my file - but my mission was to shoot Chad wherever possible so he was my main focus.
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:iconsilveryoshi:
SilverYoshi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Could you please upload any photos of him, if you can find any? :)
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
I'll put it on my to-do list but I don't know when I'll be able to get around to it. I don't have those photos on my hard drive any more so it would be a seek-and-find job.
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:iconv3rve:
v3rve Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
chad reed <3
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
It was an honour to spend a week shooting Chad.
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:iconoxxornite:
Oxxornite Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
One of my favourite riders ! Chad's the man , awesome photo man ...
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Thanks a lot. It was a privilege to follow him a round for a few days and shoot him at home, on the practice track and racing.
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:iconoxxornite:
Oxxornite Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
I sure think so , chad must be so awesome to hang out with :) I drive a two stroke KTM 125, so I love motocross aswel so ... but enough about me , your photos are awesome man , everyone of'em !
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Thanks so much.
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:iconmotocrossluver06:
motocrossluver06 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
love chad reed!

great pic
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Thanks Eric. It was great spending a few days photographing him on the track, in practice, in his home etc.
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:iconmotocrossluver06:
motocrossluver06 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
you earn it
that must have been fun
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Thanks. It was an excellent gig.
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:iconmotocrossluver06:
motocrossluver06 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
lol
good for you
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:iconnixondesign:
nixondesign Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
wow ! nice picture, Chad Reed is great

beatifuls colours
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Thanks a lot. I enjoyed doing that shoot in the U.S.
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:iconhellle:
Hellle Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
that is the best sport in the world
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Are you a bike rider, Helen?
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:iconhellle:
Hellle Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
no, my mom wount let me ride, but all my friends does, and my boyfriend too
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
You poor thing. I hope you get a chance to one day - and to do so safely.
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:iconhellle:
Hellle Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
when i "grow up" and get a real job i'm gonna buy either a motoross or a motorcycle
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
LOL. Good luck.
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:iconhaldsrud:
haldsrud Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
cool picture. which camera did you use? i like chad reed:)
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
Thanks very much. . . I was using a Nikon D50 in this shoot.
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:icongodwantsudead:
godwantsudead Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
OMG OMG :wow: how did u got a pic of chat reed he is awsome allways in 3rd place of motocross world
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
I actually got paid to go to the U.S. (from Australia) and photograph him for a week - and then got shots published in mags over here. . . I also took lots of shots of Ricky Carmichael and a lot of the others. It was a great experience.
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:icongodwantsudead:
godwantsudead Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
really arent u got any of thems contact detail, or special pics, believe me im really crazy about motocross, if i say u how much crazy, i sold everything i had and bought a damen old motocrossbike, and now no money to repair it :D
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
I've got a stack of stuff in the spot section of my website - but that's only a small part of what I took over there. Here's a link if you want to check it out: [link]
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:icongodwantsudead:
godwantsudead Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
:glomp: thx thx ur so sweeeeeet :smooch:
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:iconlucanos:
Lucanos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Classic hero shot.
The positioning on the crest of the jump works well, still shows enough of the ground to make the assumed connection obvious, and yet no clutter and bustle behind the rider to confuse the focus of the shot.
Great work on the Motocross lot - I am sure that the client appreciated your work.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
Thanks a lot, Luke. . . This was the hero shot! . . . I think it's the position you see Steve McQueen shot in during The Great Escape just before he tries to jump the stalag fence on his bike. . . I'm sure Mel as Mad Max is shot this way a few times.
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:iconlucanos:
Lucanos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm pretty sure it's next best thing to a standard.
The whole "looking-up-to-Superman" kind of arrangement.
Works really well here, I must say, astride his steely steed.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
Exactly. It wasn't my idea I gotta admit.
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:iconlucanos:
Lucanos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, may not have been your idea, but you shot it.
Very well, I must add.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
Thanks.
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:icondragongirli:
Dragongirli Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
love the blue - it really spruces up the shot :D
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
It sure does. Gives such a clean, sharp look.
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:icongimmyfood:
gimmyfood Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
Wow nice shot! very clean, no noise! Almost looks like it's from a digital camera!
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
LOL. It is. I used Jez's digital quite a lot on the shoot.
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:icongimmyfood:
gimmyfood Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
Oh yes :) his D50! How was it?
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
It worked well. More suitable for that kind of shoot than my film camera. I often needed to operate at very high shutter speeds so i could adjust ISo to 800 or 1600 when needed.
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:icongimmyfood:
gimmyfood Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
I could imagine you would need too! To capture those fast moving bikes in action with film could prove to be very tricky!
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
I've been inspired to get a pro digital camera - in case a job like this comes up again.
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:icongimmyfood:
gimmyfood Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
By pro, what have you considered?
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
I'm leaning towards the Nikon D2Xs at this stage.
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