When I was younger I raced motocross so I can say unequivocally that it’s in my blood. The transition to motocross photography is an easy one for me. I still get the adrenaline rush with my camera in hand as I sprint from jump to jump and corner to corner. I call it “Photo-cross.” The action on the track is a great place for sports photography, it allows experimenting with testing different shutter speeds for motion blur, fill-flash, wide angle and long lenses. After processing about 250 pics I decided to create images with a painterly look. I started with the out-of-camera image and used photomatix to tone map the single exposure into what is referred to as a Pseudo-HDR image. After a couple of oil painting filters and plugins viola a cool image that would make a nice print, even a poster. Stay tuned, I’m going back to another event the first week of May.
I’m really digging these Ferrell. Your never ending creativity is always inspiring.
Thank you so much John, You have amazing work that inspires me!
I have to agree, really like these. Definitely would make a great print on the wall..
These are fantastic images. My favorite artist for this type of work is Leroy Neiman; this reminds me of that. Can’t wait to try this at the next NASCAR event. Great job, you have inspired me. Bill
Ferrell, Just a note to say Hi. We meet on Mt Hood in Ore. on July 11,2011. I was with my wife and two friends. Your work is amazing. I Grandson is a Supercross rider so I love you image of the rider.Hope your trip was rewarding. Regards Clyde Burkle ,Ridgefield, Wa
this is different…..i m new to ur blog so will explore…it looks
filled with gud stuff
Have your book, and read some of it almost every night. That is why I have Photomatix now. I got your book first to study, and I love it. These oil filters are new to me though. Where do you fimd them? I have Photoshop Elements, and I assume they are not there.