photography, charity and cycling -- (c) James R. Wilson, 2005-2020
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Carl Dolan Memorial Spring Classic
Another rainy day at the races. Caught three events -- masters 30+/40+, Cat 3/4 and Pro 1/2/3. 346 images; pushed 70+ to web. Started with ISO 800, then dropped to 400 when light improved. Race shots at 1/1000 second, auto aperture. Rain limited mobility; plastic bag over camera. Wind hit 35-45 mph during last event, cancelled due to lightning. (Tornado reported down the road.) A number of crashes in several races. Not a pretty day, epic. Changed focusing mode to more center-weighted. This improved picture quality for action shots; the lens hunted less to focus. Abandoned event when last race cancelled; tent ripped useless, referee and post-race pavilions flattened.
Mac Pro much faster for post processing. About 5 times faster than MacBook.