On January 22nd, the Annual Tour of Palm Springs Charity Ride took place. I was visiting my parents that weekend and decided to bring my bike and do the event that consisted of a 100 mile loop, starting and finishing in downtown Palm Springs. I wasn't sure how I was going to do at this distance, as I hadn't ridden this far in a few years. I managed to get in with a pretty good group of guys, and by the end of the day, we all finished in under five hours. Our pace was a bit over 22 miles and hour. I had a chance to grab this picture with my cell phone on one of our more relaxed moments.
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!