It was more than cool to get reconnected to bike racing this past week. I was able to offer my home to a top-level pro women’s cycling team that went on to kick some butt at their races in DC this weekend. I’d like to think I had the tiniest sliver of something to do with their success. We DID offer the tranquility and slower pace of rural Winchester and Frederick County. A sort of zen if you think about it (compared to their more-than-hectic lifestyle). Anyway, enough rambling – here’s my take on their race on Sunday in Crystal City, VA.
When I started shooting (both video and stills) I would just shoot anything and everything. I had no vision and real purpose for what I was shooting. I shot because, well, I could. I see so many people these days shooting video and stills and I always wonder what they do with it. My philosophy these days is “why shoot if you’re not going to do anything with it.” It doesn’t have to be posted on a social media site. It doesn’t have to be on broadcast TV. It could simply be shared with friends around the kitchen counter, but do something with it, otherwise it was pointless to shoot it in the first place. IMHO.
I choose to share mine online. My original intent for purchasing an aerial camera was to shoot cyclocross racing. So here’s a first look at a couple of cross races I’ve shot this season. I actually plan on putting together a piece for the Psycho Cross race – a sort of promo of sorts. Order a print of the featured image here.