•11 December, 2007 • Leave a Comment
pilarcitos cx 5_003, originally uploaded by Coda2.
The finale of the Bay Area SuperPrestige Cyclocross series, held at Coyote Point near San Mateo, was a fitting end to a great series of racing. A bayside course made for dramatic views as well as dramatic racing and as a spectator I can say this is a wonderful venue with many prime vantage spots. Since September I’ve been able to photograph six races throughout the region with a catalogue of over 5,500 photos marking the action. Some of these are good, and some not so good, but I’ve had a great time learning more about the “dirty side” of cycling and hope to see and photograph much more in the coming years.
This past weekend was a busy one with District Champs. in Livermore (pictures here)and BASP #5 (pictures here), combined with a currently busy day job means I’m a little behind in getting all of these images posted. It takes a while to move 1,600 photos (this weekend’s tally) through the workflow, you know? However, I should be finished by the weekend of 15-Dec so please be sure to check back for more pictures.
Any teams looking for promotional photos are website pictures, let me know and I will do my best to accommodate. I’m a big fan of promoting the sport of cycling so let me know how I can help, if at all possible.
I hope everyone enjoys the images as much as I’ve had taking them!
•27 November, 2007 • Leave a Comment
pilarcitos cx 4_010, originally uploaded by Coda2.
Our first day of racing under cloudy skies in weeks made for a nice change of pace. Up to now nearly all the ‘cross races I’ve photographed have been under bright, bright blue sky with lots of sun (and lots of contrast, too). But today, with much of the race covering terrain in the shadows of the great trees in Golden Gate Park, in addition to the thick layer of clouds, the light ended up being very flat and somewhat dim. To me, the light not being ideal made for an interesting challenge as after over 4,000 photos of ‘cross racing under bright, blue sky so far this season was getting a little old. Wider apertures, greater effort on pre-focusing, and solid stabilization techniques were all necessary to get a good percentage of usable shots. I do, also, have nothing but high praise for the Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens as it performed like a champ today and would recommend it to anyone.
With the race being in such an “urban” location, the crowds ended up being fantastic which made for a great atmosphere: one giant ‘cross party in the middle of SF is a good thing, in my opinion. I still have more shots to put up and should be done by Thursday of this week, but as always, if you are looking for something or someone specific, let me know. The shots already posted can be found here on flickr.
•11 November, 2007 • Leave a Comment
Finally some rain in the previous days turned the ever present dust into mud and made one fun looking ‘cross course. Pictures are going up now and can be found here, so keep checking back here or on flickr directly. I’ll be posting about 80 shots on this set, but if you are looking something (or someone) specific, let me know and I will take a look through the stock (note: I was shooting the later races from about noon on through the end).
This course looked absolutely killer and a complete joy to ride and here’s to hoping the riders felt the same.
•5 November, 2007 • Leave a Comment
Several folks have asked about photos from Pilarcitos CX #3 at McClaren Park and unfortunately they will not be posted because I wasn’t there! So sorry to everyone looking for more shots on this well run series.
However, I will be at Pilarcitos CX #4 in GG Park later this month as well as several events in December, so be sure to check back for more pictures then and/or look for me on site that weekend. There is also an outside chance I will be able to get down to the CCCX event in Prunedale this coming weekend if things go well.
Thank you for all the kind comments so far and I’ll see you all out there soon.
Cheers and good luck racers,
•21 October, 2007 • Leave a Comment
pilarcitos cx 2_004, originally uploaded by Coda2.
•7 October, 2007 • Leave a Comment
prestige08, originally uploaded by Coda2.
•1 October, 2007 • Leave a Comment
Nothing like a day at the Faire (Renaissance Faire, that is). Take a look at some of the shots I was able to get. All in all, it turned out to be a bright and warm day despite the day previous bringing us some unexpected and unusual rain (December through March is when it normally gets wet here).
I still have a handful more photos to post to this set (~8 to 10 more) so be sure to check back if you are curious.
Next up: Cyclocross on 07-Oct