The Practical Group try motocross

On Sunday 14th December, the BPS Practical Group met at the APEX Motocross practice track at Junction 6 of the M5. Whilst the weather was not perfect, six of us got to grips with dull conditions and the muddy track to produce some pretty decent images (which can be seen on BPS website soon or the Practical Group Flickr site by clicking here:). If you have a problem with the link try the Practical Group Flickr site:

Members were forced to balance ISO sensitivity with shutter speed and depth of field to produce correctly exposed, sharp and well-composed images of the riders – who were presumably also learning to cope with adverse conditions! One of our number even grovelled in the mud to get that low-angle shot that might win the next club competition!

Participants discovered buttons on their cameras that they didn’t know existed e.g. predictive focus and high speed consecutive shooting.

Just as important was the exchange of ideas and social interaction that these excursions engender.

This is a venue to which we will return in the summer when we can hope for better lighting conditions and warmer weather.

In January we will visit the baroque church at Great Whitley. Time and date to be announced shortly.

Roger L. Tyler

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