My friends over at Ethos Racing asked me to come out and shoot the team for the day. It was an early morning drive to Clinton Lake and the weather was PERFECT. The plan for the day was to photograph pre-race set-up, then head to an interesting location to get the riders in action and finish up back at the team tent for all the post race activities (a.k.a beer drinking). As for my kit I was shooting my Nikon D700 and utilized my 14-24mm 2.8, 24-70mm 2.8 and my 70-200mm 2.8. I’d say the bulk of what I shot was with the 70-200mm.
For the creek crossing shots I did use as Nikon SB-800 speed light to rider right on top of the embankment. I was shooting in Aperture Priority and underexposed by about 2 full stops to bring down the ambient quite a bit. This required me to bump up the the flash output 2 stops to get the punch I wanted.
It turned out to be a very successful day for Team Ethos as they were on the podium something like five seperate times with four of those being 1st place finishes.