Even though this was suppose to be the first round of a winter series the weather was far from winter like. The mid-afternoon start meant that the racers had some hot work to do if they wanted a win. Great racing as usual with expanded racing categories with the CX-only race run last.
As for the images, the hard bright sun can always be challenging but as long as you keep your eye and creativity open you can find images that work. The biggest trick is to try and avoid the harsh light and use different angles so that the light is not flat and uninteresting. Flash can be used to fill in backlit subjects or try to balance out high contrast shots but trying to do to much with flash will drain batteries quickly and long recycle times between shots causing you to miss shots.
Again, all images are available to competitors for sale thru online purchasing by visiting the gallery from the day. I have also decided to start bringing some printed images to subsequent rounds for purchase at the event for people who don’t have access to a good quality printer. Contact me if you would like to purchase and have me print out for the next round or keep an eye out for these near the registration booth.
See you next month.