Long time, no post

It has been a very long time since I have posted. In the past months I have been busy shooting for C and G news and for a few private clients. Today was filled with a new photographic adventure. My buddy Bryce is a Pro cyclist who rides with a club out of Grand Rapids. I had the pleasure of figuring out how to shoot cycling today. Which proved to have a set of nuances to it. The riders were moving so fast that my minimum shutter speed was around 1/1000 but I shot around at least 1/2500 to maintain sharpness, I felt sharpness diminished less than 1/1000th. Shooting cycling is just like shooting any other sport. You have to be in the right place at the right time. Inside or outside of turns, straight aways, there were plenty of vantage points. When the riders whipped by I tended to prefocus and blast away hoping that they would be centered, especially on the inside of the turns shooting with a 24-70. Shooting long lens had its times during the race, but I found myself liking the close, inside of turns shots with the 24-70 best. They tended to be more visually appealing to me.

Bryce during the Birmingham Bike Festival Race
Bryce during the Birmingham Bike Festival Race

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