Winning On The Downhill

Its great when people react to your camera, it can add a bit of fun to the image, as seen here when Michelle simulates crossing the finish line in first place.

Winning On The Downhill

It was rainy and cold but that didn’t stop her from having a bit of fun when she saw me lurking behind a guardrail on the edge of Suikerbossie. No tripod on this day but it did help having that railing for stability, and if I remember correctly this was shot using a borrowed lens and was part of a set of photographs which helped me decide on a purchase.

Processed using Capture One Pro
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length: 200mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure: 1/640sec
ISO: 100

Group Swim

Nope I didn’t change the colour of this shot afterward in photoshop, it’s the setting sun as it makes its way down below the atlantic, seen from Camps Bay.

Group Swim

Although the mood of the shot is very warm, the water is was standing in was not. This was 1 frame of 2 shots and I preferred this one because of the group dynamic of the swimmers starting on the right to the ones about to start on the left.

Processed using Capture One Pro
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length: 93mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure: 1/320sec
ISO: 100

Running Out The Water

It’s great being part of the action, but really hard when some of that action is in the water and I don’t have a waterproof housing for my camera. The Langebaan Lagoon however is shallow for quite a distance out, so I could get closer to the water action.

Running Out The Water

I still couldn’t get to close though because of the splashing water but it was really great being able to wade out quite far and getting these kinds of images.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 24mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure: 1/400sec
ISO: 100

Looking Back

Half way up some jeep track along a particularly rocky section I knew we would find it tough going which is why I stopped and pulled my camera out. Strangely it was a beautiful day that day with only a few clouds out which just happened to be in the background as I took the picture.

Looking Back

Processed using Capture One Pro
Canon EOS 500D
Focal Length: 28mm
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 1/2000sec
ISO: 100

Friends In Swimming

What a great moment to capture, the friendships made while training and participating in sporting events. Although triathlons are more of an individual type of sport the people you train with become your team and the friendships made over the years become like your family.

Friends In Swimming

There was a reason why these swimmers were wearing wetsuits, the water was cold, and I knew this because I was standing up to my knees in it to get this shot.

Canon EOS 500D
Focal Length: 28mm
Aperture: f/4
Exposure: 1/800sec
ISO: 100

Morning Transition

An early morning before a triathlon, and everyone was busy preparing and getting ready for the race with the sun just peeking over the horizon.

Morning Transition

I enjoy photographing events because there is just so much action and opportunities for great images.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 24mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure: 1/800sec
ISO: 100

Up Past The Twigs

Up in the forest on a sunny day you get lots of contrast with patches of bright light and dark shadows, which makes for great black and white pictures. The abundance of dry twigs in the foreground also lends a rough rural aspect the image.

Up Past The Twigs

No tripod was used as I quickly jumped off my bike to quickly take this shot of a friend as he made his way up some jeep track towards a hairpin bend.

Canon EOS 500D
Focal Length: 28mm
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 1/160sec
ISO: 100

Angry Cat

Animals can be so unpredictable and you never know what they’ll do. I don’t know why this little guy is looking so irritated, because she really wasn’t, maybe its because I interrupted her cleaning her paws.

Angry Cat

In this one I was testing to see how close I could get to a subject before the lens stops focusing, so I followed her until I was satisfied and landed up with this one.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 20mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure: 1/125sec
ISO: 100

Cycle On The Road

Shot on Signal Hill and I was actually shooting the cyclists coming up the road because it had a nice back drop of Table Mountain, but turned around to see if anyone was coming back down the hill yet, and managed to capture this cyclist racing her way to the bottom.

Cycle On The Road

To stay out of the way I was shooting while standing in a drainage ditch so couldn’t use a tripod.

Canon EOS 7D
Focal Length: 200mm
Aperture: f/4
Exposure: 1/800sec
ISO: 100

Up In The Clouds

The view of a section of the false bay coast line from about 850m up. From right to left it stretches from Muizenburg up towards The Strand behind the clouds. The mountains peeking above the clouds in the distance are the ones above Gordons Bay.

Up In The Clouds

I didn’t have a tripod with me on the day I took this and I didn’t stay too long either because, as you can see, I was amongst the clouds which made for a chilly rest stop.

Canon EOS 500D
FocalLength: 28mm
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 1/2500sec
ISO: 100