Posts Tagged ‘cycling’

We Have it So Good, and We Don’t Even Know It

April 2, 2014 | One comment

I spent a couple of hours this weekend photographing the 2014 Ninth Street Derby and having a blast. In years past, I have learned that manual focusing is often the only way to go for some of the shots I get, even with the most sophisticated cameras on the market (last year I shot with […]

Students of Pain: the 2013 9th Street Derby

April 30, 2013 | One comment

To be a cyclist is to be a student of pain… at cycling’s core lies pain, hard and bitter as the pit inside a juicy peach. It doesn’t matter if you’re sprinting for an Olympic medal, a town sign, a trailhead, or the rest stop with the homemade brownies. If you never confront pain, you’re […]

Camera Nerd Blog O’ The Week: What’s in My Camera Bag?

April 22, 2013 | No comments yet

I spent most of the day yesterday having a ton of fun photographing amateur, pro, and collegiate cycling at the second annual 9th Street Derby in downtown Durham. This is not a paid gig, so I am free to play, and really wanted to nail down my panning technique and get some shots I could […]

Into the Madding Crowd – Eras Collide at the Triangle Tweed Ride

March 2, 2013 | No comments yet

A year ago, a friend of mine posted on Facebook some of his photos from the 2012 Triangle Tweed Ride, an annual celebration of clothing, styles, and bikes from a bygone era, and part of the larger Oaks and Spokes bicycle festival. Set in Raleigh’s historic City Market, argyles, plaids, and spectacles mingle with iPhones, […]

Ninth Street Derby – The Wellspring Criterium Resurrected!

February 27, 2012 | 7 comments

When I was a kid, a local Durham grocery used to host an annual Criterium. I never saw any of those races, but I remember all of the great Criterium posters that Wellspring used to have up in its store, and always thought that urban bike races would be pretty neat to see. Wellspring became […]