Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross

September 28, 2008 -- Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross, Lilypons Water Gardens, near Barnesville, Maryland.  Summer's over.  It gets dark about 6 PM.  Cross season is a pleasant delimiter, mellow and fun for spectators and difficult for competitors. Taking pictures is easier because cyclists are moving more slowly than in a road race or criterium  -- e.g., they're struggling to climb out of a muddy gully.

Photography was good today; light was mixed cloudy, rain and sunny, like the tropics.  Very interesting.   Lots of kids.  Worked mostly at ISO 400 and 1/1000 or 1/1250 for action, and 1/320 for candids.  All shots with 70-200 F4L.  Finding 5D is very good with backlit images. Aperture makes managing photo uploads easy; latest version has improved color management features that I use (e.g., vibrancy).  Had pretty high keeper rate -- about 25%.  Enjoy -- Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross images.