Last night I hung out at OTB on the Southside to watch Iron City Bikes' Snowed In, Return of the Yeti- Black and Gold Sprints. Always fun to watch guys and girls try to best each other on the rollers. Since it's a bar, it's pretty dark in the back so it makes it a challenge to get great photos without using a flash. I try not to use the flash whenever possible, I'd rather capture the natural lighting available. So my Nikkor 85m f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.8 tend to be my go-to lenses in these situations. Some of these came out pretty well, especially considering the riders are racing the bikes for about 8-9 seconds at a time.
Gallery from the night - http://www.jonpratt.com/2011/OTB-Black-and-Gold-Sprints-219
Some photographs from the sprints -
all hands on deck
MC King Ted
video of Erok and Seth plus