Monday, June 23, 2008

photos: 5th Annual Dash Point Pro/Am Comp

This past Saturday was my second outing with Northwest Riders and the Dashboard Skim Board team, now for the 5th Anual Dash Point Pro/Am Competition. My guys did great — Richard and Issac both walked away with cash prizes! The event itself was a huge success as well; according to a few local experts, events that have been running for decades don't pull the crowds the Dash Point Pro/Am does. I'm constantly amazed at how successful these guys (who barely older than me, mind you) have been and continue to be. Another pretty cool aspect of the comp was the skill and age level. There were divisions for U16, Women, Amatuer and Pro, all of which drawing full and diverse heats.

I shot with my telephoto (70-200 f/2.8 IS) for the most part, but then switched to my wide angle (16-35 f/2.8) toward the end for some experimentation. It was a cloudy day, so I ended up overexposing a lot of my shots which was unfortunate… but on the whole it was a pretty good day.