52 Week Challenge – Week 14

It was another weekend of racing, this time a “Roubaix” style race along the roads and dykes in Pitt Meadows. It rained for most of the day which helped to mimic some of the conditions often found in the Belgian spring classics.

Concentration, determination or despair…not sure which one of these he was feeling.

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Fujifilm X-T1 | XF50-140 f2.8 R LM OIS WR @ 140mm | ISO 800 | f4.5 @ 1/1000 sec.

The weather and physical surroundings created a very Flandrian feel to the race.

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Fujifilm X-T1 | XF50-140 f2.8 R LM OIS WR @ 102mm | ISO 800 | f4.5 @ 1/1000 sec.

 

52 Week Challenge – Week 9

Escape Velocity Spring Series began on Saturday, typically the start of the  road racing season in the Lower Mainland. A three-person breakaway for a large portion of the Elite Men’s race highlighted the action.

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Fujifilm X-T1 | XF50-140 f2.8 R LM OIS WR @ 106mm | ISO 400 | 1/1000 sec. @ f4.5

WTNC – JULY 26, 2016

DSCF3275xSprinting for the win in the Men’s 1/2 race (click on image for hi-res version)

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)

WTNC – July 19, 2016

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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Gastown Grand Prix

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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Elite Men

Elite Women

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