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7th October
2017
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Tahoe Queen’s flag on Lake Tahoe

7th October
2017
written by Mike

Got a nice invite from Chuck Klein (www.RealEstateChuck.com) to go snap a few photos and help him launch his Hot Air Balloon.  For the most part nothing super special here.  I also dropped one of my beloved 20 year old lens that has traveled the world with me–most of the photos in the blog were taken with that lens.  Good thing there was a photo swap the next day that allowed me to pick up a replacement lens to use the next time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7th October
2017
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Private photo shoot.

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1st January
2017
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Happy New year and yet another 5k race to keep my skills somewhat active with.

This one was a fun 5K put on by Lifetime Fitness in Roseville.  Lots of nice shots with only a few posted here.  If you ran in this race let me know you bib number and I would be happy to see what I have to give you for non-commercial use.  Also if you want the image without the watermarks let me know.  I’m happy to give higher resolution image for non-commercial use.

 

TAMARA STOLAROW and  MATT BARBOUR 

 

MASON MONTGOMERY, MILES MONTGOMERY, MIA MONTGOMERY, KAREN MONTGOMERY and GARRETT NASCA

 

KYLIE NASCA and CHELSEA RODRIQUES in the back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAURIE BRESNYAN (right) and JESSICA BRESNYAN (left)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUSTIN HA Juggling while participating in 5K fun “run” with CHRISTOPHER HA

4th December
2016
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As usual I went out to shoot The California International Marathon today. As usual it was a great event. 

KAIA Sierra Run Chicks at the 20 mile marker

KAIA Sierra Run Chicks near the 20 mile marker CIM 2016

Carolyn Lyon at the 21 mile mark CIM 2016

Carolyn Lyon at the 21 mile mark CIM 2016

24th November
2016
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Went out to catch a few photos of the Roseville Turkey trot.  Here are just a couple of the many images captured.

 

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Start of the 5K race in Roeville turkey trot. First row is: ALEXIS LIMBIRD, LAUREN LIMBIRD, CHLOE EYRICH, JOSHUA COIBION.JACOB COIBION

 

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MATTHEW SHEPPARD at the 3 mile mark

 

 

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KRISTIN BAKER and WESLEY ATKINSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23rd April
2016
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Had some fun time this morning on a private shoot and using a new camera.  The old camera is starting  to show some age after 29,000 shots taken on it.

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20th February
2016
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Went out to watch Kevin Baker Pitch his first college game today. This is the link to the results: http://portlandpilots.com/custompages/Baseball/2016/porbb02.htm

 

 

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10th May
2015
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It has it been a while since the last time I updated this blog. It isn’t that I haven’t shot anything, it is just that I haven’t taken the time update this site.

So with that introduction, as usual I went and tried my had at the Tour of California this year.

Tour of California Women race 2015 Sacramento

Tour of California Women race 2015 Sacramento

Tour of California Women race 2015 Sacramento

Tour of California Women race 2015 Sacramento

Really should take the time to figure out who the riders are.

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10th December
2013
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Went out on a last Sunday and shot the California International Marathon (CIM).  This is the  first time I actually managed to make it even though I’ve thought about the last few years.  I don’t think I captured anything overly special.  I find taking pictures of folks running and managing to capture the true emotions is more challenging than other sports.

I’m not sure how I missed the lead men runners but here is the winner and 5th place finisher for the women.  7 minutes separated them at the finish but they were running together at the 11 mile mark.  Rebecca Wade (16) won the race with a time of 02:30:38.  The  other runners that I’m able to identify are:  Rob Nachtwey (in blue 5918) with a time of 02:35:32;  Trevor Feeney (Black left 2720) with a time of  02:32:47.

#30 Rebecca Wade won the women's division.  #16 Kristen Fryburg-zaitz came in second

#30 Rebecca Wade won the women’s division. #16 Kristen Fryburg-zaitz came in second

 

 

There are pace setters for most of the 5 minute intervals.  Around the pace setters are a larger group of runners.  Here Rick Santos is setting the pace.  His finish time was 03:54:47.  My guess is that his arm was probably just as tired as his legs after holding up that sign for 26.2 miles.

Rick Santos sets the 3:55 pace for  2013 CIM.

Rick Santos sets the 3:55 pace for 2013 CIM.

 

I move to the finish line for a bit and caught this fun image of Tina Hsieh.  Rather impressive to still have enough energy after 26 miles to smile bright and show the inner hulk. Her finish time was 04:53:12.

Tina Hsieh showing her will power at mile 26 of the 2013 CIM

Tina Hsieh showing her willpower at mile 26 of the 2013 CIM

 

 

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