By far the coolest photo assignment I have ever had!!! This past weekend I was hired by Cannondale bikes to photograph the Revolution 3 Triathalon in Middlebury, CT. The half Ironman (1.2mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run) had about 30 Professional athletes and almost a thousand amateurs. I focused mainly on Mirinda Carfrae, Cannondale's pro rider, from brisbane, Australia. She was up against a few Olympic triathletes and former Hawaii Ironman champs (Joanna Zeiger USA and Natascha Badmann SWI). I knew she was an amazing triathlete but I never expected her to finish first!!! What an amazing day!
listen how crazy this weekend was.... I photographed for shore publishing on sat. from 930 to 1230, shot a wedding with Steve Depino (awesome photographer) from 2pm until midnight. I got home around 1230am and spent the next hour clearing memory cards and recharging batteries. I fell asleep in my chair around 130am and woke up at 330am for the tri shoot. Arrived at 5am, The athletes came soon after to prepare and warm-up. They hit the water for the swim at 7am. I was cruising around in the back of a pick up truck following the bikers from about 830-10, and captured Miranda's finish at around 1130. One of the best photography weekends I've had!
Check out the Cannondale website www.cannondale.com , two of my images of Mirinda are on the homepage!
I'll be shooting for Cannondale again tonight... they will be testing out a new bike at a local race. I'll be photographing from the back of a motorcycle... wish me luck.