I’m still not caught up on pics from Mexico, and since those pics are far more interesting than my food, although Dan and I did have some tasty meals that you will just have to wait for. Today I’m sharing the pictures from the race last Saturday.
First, I have to share the story of getting to the race. Andrea and I didn’t really have a clear idea of where the race was just that we were supposed to turn right on the road in front of the hotel. We had a moment where we felt uncomfortable with our lack of direction and decided to take a cab for the 5 mile trek.
Amy on the bike
This was Andrea’s first triathlon, so it was really fun to introduce her to sport. Unfortunately, the course was difficult to photograph and I didn’t think to get credentials and so my photo abilities were limited.
I camped out at the top of a stairwell for the swim photos and I thought they turned out pretty well! (that’s Dan in the back of the photo in blue and red) Doesn’t that look like a mess of people? They all had to get back in the water and do it all over again!
Dan got into a bike pack with two of his teammates (Jordan and Matt)
My position was good enough to get pics of the rest of the teammates too.
Those are two of the best facial expressions for Dan and Jordan for the day. And by best I mean least painful looking. Matt also had a pretty steady face throughout the race.
Ryan really won the contest for the most painful looking face.(he was dealing with major leg pain) Thankfully (for Ryan) this was taken steps away from the finishing line.
I could go through an analysis of the race, but nah. I’m having a ton of fun trying out my new lens and camera and I learned a lot at the race about what to and not to do. But overall the autofocus worked quickly and quietly and the images were able to be cropped very closely.
Does anyone else take sports photos? Any tips/tricks? Do I really need a mono-pod or could I use my tripod?