OK….So Saturday December 1st, 2012 was the first annual Global Fatbike Day. I had originally planned on going down to shoot the state CX championships but the thought of 75 or so fatbikers all cruising around the MN River Bottoms got me pretty excited to go down and take pictures.Â Â This whole week I’ll be sharing pictures from Saturday’s big fat ride.
Today I will start out with some color photographs. I had a vision of being in this one section of trail to take a long shot of a mass of fatbikers coming down the trail.Â Just before getting to that spot I saw the first guys and gals coming through. Dang it. I had to make do with where I was and what I got.
As a side note, I shot all of these full manual on an old adapted Olympus OM lens, the 135mm f2.8. It is a lovely piece of glass. Seems these days everyone cares a bit too much about it being sharp. Let me tell you when you get this glass just right, it’s very sharp. But….More importantly for me, I love the feel of the images it produces. That is what matters to me.
So…Onto the images. Today I bring you color. Tomorrow I bring you black and white. Later this week I bring you a few photos of my friend John showing off and Friday I bring you something very different and urban for Friday Ride Stoke.
Sweet day to be on a bike, especially a fatbike. This is going to be a fun week of sharing photos.Â Coming up tomorrow; black and white.