Saturday, 4 July 2009
The Raw Energy Pursuits 2009 Boat House Café Aquathlon
The Official Race photo gallery is now live here:
A great evenings racing in a superb new location - the other side of the river to last year but with a tidy new area and slipway for transition and off on the run along the beach.
The new Boat House Cafe played excellent hosts to the supporters waiting for the competitors to come back in (search on "misc") and the weather was perfect.
Due to the slightly industrial background I went for some context shots of the athletes exiting the water with the cafe in the background (tricky with the sun in the background - which is why I was using flash and a wideangle) and then close in "sportraits" of you finishing - making for some great isolation and shots you'd want to use as your avatar on those chat-web-forum thingys...
There is even a short video of the start now over on you tube:
My favourite bit is when the boat off jaws comes into shot...I really need to overlay the jaws theme when that comes in...
Focus on transition as Mick commentated
Always handy to see where you are going
some tight racing on the water exit
always good to smile when you win
Nikki had a good run out - National Champ and all that
Dorking had a good run
Colin, you've never bought a picture, but this is probably the best one I'll ever get of you so don't miss out ok !
Some suitably refined prizes from L.Guess the Jewellers and sponsors
and the best prize for completing your first ever Aquathlon. p.s. Orange is a really hard colour to focus on !
Well done everyone and see you all again soon...