Cyclocross racing at Aldor Acres presented by Vancouver Cyclocross Coalition and assisted by a whole lot of other great clubs, sponsors and volunteers. Check them out at vcxc.ca
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This was the penultimate night for racing on the UBC course for 2016. Great evening light, warm temperatures and good racing!
As usual, all these images were shot with a Fuji X-T1, XF50-140 f2.8, XF10-24 f4 and XF55-200 f3.5-4.8 lenses. Fill flash provided by a Canon 580 EX2. (click on any image below to start slideshow)
It was Tuesday night racing at the Glenlyon course in Burnaby this week. Great conditions for racing…or taking photographs. The images below were all shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the XF50-140 f2.8 or the XF10-24 f4 lens. Camera was set on jpeg using my new favourite film simulation, Classic Chrome.
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I went to the 2016 edition of the Gastown race to watch and photograph the races purely for my own enjoyment. No media pass or requisite finish line photos for a magazine required. No pressure! I found a spot on Carroll at Cordova where I’ve never shot before and decided to make up for lost time…and never really left that corner.
Here is a selection of images I captured from that spot. I used a Fujifilm X-T1 paired with the XF50-140 f2.8 zoom, all shots are jpegs using the Classic Chrome film simulation. I made some very minor adjustments and cropping in Lightroom. That’s it!
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Lot’s of great racing action at the Brenco Ladner Crit, part of the Tour de Delta and BC Superweek. It was a short, fast course with laps under a minute each.
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Cat. 3/4 Men
All images were shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the XF50-140 f2.8 lens
FUJI X-T1 | XF50-140 f2.8
I usually shoot in the RAW format but decided to shoot jpegs with the Monochrome+Green filter simulation on the Fuji X-T1 for the races on Tuesday. The jpegs from the Fuji cameras are outstanding! I did some minor adjustments and cropping in Lightroom and applied a very subtle split-toning to each image. The 50-140 zoom is a very versatile lens for photographing bike racing. Extremely fast and sharp and just the right focal lengths so that one can shoot everything with just one lens. (click on any image to begin slideshow)
It seems like ages ago that I shot a Tuesday night race…a bit rusty. That, combined with using my Fuji mirrorless system for only the second time at a race, made for a challenging evening. I discovered however, that my keeper percentage was about the same as with the Canon system I’d used for years.
For the Fuji shooters, I had an X-E2 mounted with an XF 10-24mm f4 zoom and a Canon 580EX2 flash (manual) and an X-T1 with an XF 50-140 f2.8 zoom. Very light compared to the two Canons with fast zooms.
Here are a few sample jpegs shot with Classic Chrome simulation and minor adjustments in Lightroom. Click on any image to begin slideshow.