Saturday, February 26, 2011

Monster Jam - London, Ontario

My first Monster Jam experience was this past weekend - what a blast!  I'm glad I took the camera, I wasn't sure if I should bring it along, but I'm glad I did.  John Labbatt's Centre did not have a huge area for the Monster Trucks to drive around in, but the drivers did an amazing job with what they had to work with.  There were three competitions.  The first was the Wheelie competition - Captain's Curse won this one quite easily. The second competition was a straight line race - Captain's Curse won this one as well.  Finally, it was Freestyle, and Back Draft took this one.

Since the lighting was low, I had to bump the ISO significantly to get a good shutter speed.  I ended up going with ISO 1000 to get a shutter speed in the 1/125 range.  Not very fast, but fast enough to give a fairly sharp image.  Here are some of the images from that day:

Captain's Curse up close (Pit Pass to walk around before the show):

Wheelie Competition:


Madusa during a break in the action:

And finally some of the Freestyle Action:

During a break in the action, they had four Motocross bikes doing stunts.  I will put together another post in the next few days to show some of these images.  These guys were unbelievable!!



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