Daily Archives: June 27, 2014

Photo Shoot: 2014 Tune Up Triathlon

First time shooting a Tri, and it was a challenge!

Trying to get some sort of compelling images from an indoor pool setting was especially tough.  Luckily there was a bit of sunlight streaming in from the windows that I was able to make use of.

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The hardest part was not knowing where I should be at any given moment due to the wave start of the race.  Swimmers were still starting their races 90 minutes after the first ones began (since only a handful of people could be swimming at any given time) and the earlier racers were well into the bike leg at that point.  With a normal race, you can concentrate on getting high impact shots of the leaders, then more environmental/documentary images of the mid-pack, and finally the happy goof-off crowd bringing up the rear.  This time the fast racers were mixed in with the slowest ones and there was no telling what was coming next.

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When it was time for the run portion, I finally felt like I was back in my element again.  Ahhh.

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It was a fun way to spend the morning, and I got quite a good workout as well chasing everyone around the course.