Racing The Storm

Black And White Photography, Photography

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Racing the storm.  I happened to find a moment where the rain wasn’t pouring down.  While I was dry, relatively speaking, at this moment I had been standing in the pouring rain with my camera waiting for the right shot for quite a long time.  Well, that might not have been the best idea.  Don’t let the big marketing machine fool you.  The weather resistance of the Canon 7D isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  This turned out to be a very expensive picture after my camera crapped out and needed a quick trip back to Canon to fix a little “moisture” issue.  See more images at SMB-Photo.com

Racing through the trees

Black And White Photography, Photography

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A cyclocross racer rides through the trees.  While the rest of the country is in a deep freeze us California folks are enjoying beautiful skies and warm temps.  Everyone was sporting shorts and short sleeve shirts for the annual Santa Cross race.

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Cyclocross – Dust, Sweat and Tears

Black And White Photography, Photography

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Believe it or not this what I call fun.  You wouldn’t know it by the classic “race face” but this is what some of us crazy cyclists call fun.  Cyclocross is a little known cycling discipline that is typically held in cold and muddy conditions, kind of like steeplechase on your bike.  Here a cyclist dismounts his bike and jumps over 18″ high barriers then back on the bike, all at full speed.  Being able to get this close to the action proved to be  good testing ground for the auto focus of my new camera.

You can see more cyclocross on my blog http://samobiker.com/cyclocross/