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.
Private photo shoot.
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
As usual I went out to shoot The California International Marathon today. As usual it was a great event.
Went out to catch a few photos of the Roseville Turkey trot. Here are just a couple of the many images captured.
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.
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
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.
Really should take the time to figure out who the riders are.
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.
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.
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.