Photographer's Note

One of the first things you should know when you learn to ride a motorbike is the term "look there, go there". It is very important that you look at the road ahead of you and not right in front of you, or that you look through a turn and not at the turn. This photo is a good example of how it should be done. The rider is already looking at the next section of the track and not at the turn he is going through.

This is also a good lesson to learn in life. Why? Because in life too, you will invariably connect with the things you look at. Look through problems and not at them...


Photo taken at the Pakhisa Freeway racetrack outside of Welkom in the Freestate province. I was also riding that day, but took some time out in between sessions to take photos. Getting the focus right with the 500mm Sigma proved to be quite difficult. Your DOF is very small, and to get a rider in focus when he is coming right at you like in this photo is hard. You only have a split-second to shoot, and most of the shots I took this day are out of focus...!

Pakhisa race track hosted the first leg of the MotoGP this year, so it was quite amazing to be able to ride the same track that was used by all the great names like Rossi etc. Pakhisa is a very fast track, the pace was hectic, and four riders crashed their bikes at this track day. (I hope my mother doesn't read this... :-))

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Additional Photos by Henry Engelbrecht (henrye) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 675 W: 66 N: 432] (3500)
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