Although I specialise in Wedding photography I do love to dabble in a bit of sports photography! I have an on/off love affair with cycling (we are currently ‘on a break’), but regardless of my wavering enthusiasm for participation in the sport, the thrill of seeing a great cycling image I have taken remains a constant.
I covered the cycling section of the Vital Events 2015 Southport Triathlon in June, and managed to get some great shots whilst crouched down in a precarious position, sometimes a bit TOO close to the triathletes as they made their way along Marine Drive to the transition point ahead of the run.
I try to avoid writing about technical aspects of photography as it is generally dull unless you are a photographer! However, for those who are interested, I used my Nikon D700 with the amazing 70-200 2.8 VRII lens. For these shots I was shooting at 200mm F4 to ensure I had enough depth of field to get a sharp image of the athlete and bike, whilst compressing the image and separating the main subject from the background.