I’ve got a series of images that I’ll eventually combine to create a “mapping” image of the Psycho Cross course in Sykesville. There’s so much that’s cool about this venue, but what’s really awesome is that if I look up the address on my iPhone/Mac maps I can actually see the worn areas that mark the race course. Check it out.
If you asked me a year ago with which lens I preferred to use to shoot races I would have answered, without hesitation, “my 70-200.” These days, not so much. Almost 50% of my images from the last two weekends of shooting cyclocross were shot on my 12-24 lens. This also plays into my purposeful shooting method for sports. Today’s image has nothing to do with cycling other than it was shot at one of the coolest race venues around.
I’ve shot here for several years now at the annual Psycho Cross cyclocross race and I look froward to it every year. I enjoy shooting cycling, no doubt, but I really enjoy shooting this property. And this year I have a new angle of view! Just a little preview of what I’ll be shooting tomorrow.
What is it about urban exploration (aka Urbex or UE) that is so fascinating to so many people these days? In the midst of a huge photography boom, it certainly stands out as unique. I’ve been to this place on several occasions and it fascinates me every time. Today I got to bring my 18-year-old son to have a peek. He was a little creeped out and I swear he thought zombies were gonna come running out any minute!
It makes you wonder about what once was. It makes you wonder who once was. It makes for good photography. It makes for fascinating photography. It’s the thrill of exploration and discovery.
It’s just really cool.