Giro di SF done. Football up Next.

•13 September, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Verona ClocktowerI finally have nearly all of the Giro di San Francisco photos processed.  I may post 1 or 2 more, but what I have already up is the best of the bunch (or what is left is just repeats).  If you are looking for something specific such as a rider or team shots that you don’t see, let me know and I will take a look through the remainder.  Note that I was only able to shoot the Men’s and Women’s Elite and Men’s Cat 3 races.

Next up is high school football on 21-Sep at Leigh High School in San Jose.  Ahhh, the gridiron…can’t wait!  In the meantime, here is one of my favorite shots from Verona, Italy.


Where there is smoke…

•7 September, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Last week a rather large brush fire started in Henry Coe state park only a few miles from San Jose which is now sending icky smoke and ash our way. This time of year, our weather consists of basically no clouds and occasional fog settling in late at night, so it’s unusual to see such “cloud cover” at dusk (as pictured here). Here you can see another local photographer captured this great image of the fire just a day after it started.

Giro di San Francisco

•6 September, 2007 • Leave a Comment

sfgiro_01, originally uploaded by Coda2.

Photos from the Giro di San Francisco on 03-Sep 2007 are starting to go up. I took some 1,100 photos during the race so it will take me a while to work through all of them. Also, be sure to check this page for all the latest shots as I process the batch. In addition to the normal challenges of shooting fast moving subjects in a mix of deep shadow and bright sun, I was also taking my new lens for its inaugural run…plus the batteries in my SB-800, despite being new, seemed to be out of juice. *sigh* It all worked out in the end, but not without some fiddling and camera related drama on my part.

Special thanks to the race sponsors and organizers for a well run, and fun to watch, race.  Cheers.

Timpani Crit Photos

•5 September, 2007 • Leave a Comment

For those that have not seen them already, photos from the Timpani Crit in Santa Clara on 05-August 2007 can be found here. I am still looking for help in identifying teams and riders as I have been away from the racing scene for a while and there are a lot of new faces about (but plenty of old-timers, too!) If you can identify teams/riders in any of my cycling photos, just leave a comment with the associated picture on flickr and I will update the photo description accordingly.

Cheers and thanks,


Note: SF Giro photos from 03-Sep 2007 coming soon