American spirit is at work. People are aggressively participating in this fundraising event for MS patients. Family were wheeling their MS family members around with love and care. I would have enjoyed a quiet and relaxing Saturday at home, but I chose to volunteer at the event. It ended up a close to 15-hour day for me and in a high 103 degree temperature. But I am glad that I did it.
On photography side, I did not do as well as last year though I had chance to shoot in the countryside. Taking panning shots without a tripod is bit of a challenge and worst of all, I forgot to have the Stabilizer ON the entire time, OMG.
About 650 bikers were attending this event. I was shooting no stop and the perpetual traffic kept flowing in. Light condition on the start/finish line has never been ideal not mentioning the subjects varied so much and so rapidly. And, the background is a cluttered mess (vendor booths, cheerleaders and all sorts of volunteers). In a few attempts, I’d made my mind that I was here to record an event, picture quality is less a concern on the occasion.
Below image was taken in a park surrounded by trees. No tripod was used, but at least the green background is pleasing and the atmosphere relaxing. I really have to set myself a goal to use tripod more often, in fact, I should use it at all times.