I was fortunate enough to be invited to ride on a corporate team for a mountain bike event known as "24 Hours in the Old Pueblo". The event is a 24 hour mountain bike relay race in the deserts just 30 miles north of Tucson. I drove out the the course on Friday afternoon, set up camp with about 2500 plus others and became a citizen of what is known as "24 Hour Town". During the early hours of the start of the first day, I got up early enough to catch this shot with my Nikon D610 mounted on a tripod. The exposure was 20 seconds, which seemed like an eternity while standing in the cold of the desert. I used a Nikon 16-35mm F4 lens at the 16mm setting with the ISO at 800.
Photography, Lessons Learned, and Cycling.
I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old. I started with a Kodak Instamatic. Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there.
Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years. My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992. I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography. One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings. Why? Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy! It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone. What more could I ask for? Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.
Oh, and I like riding my bike!