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Good day folks. It’s been a while. Since I last wrote I’ve traveled to Las Vegas for Interbike 2015. For those new here I HATE Las Vegas. It must be something like 15 trade shows in this dump and it represents most things I hate. Honestly, I think the industry I work in deserves better but that is a story for another day. I have found ways to cope with Vegas and those things are friends, food and photography.

I started shooting Cross Vegas 3 years ago. Mostly for fun and to give me something to focus on. Each year I have shot the event differently and with different cameras. Year 1 I shot it with a 28mm and a 150mm. Year 2 I shot it pretty much with a 24-70 and a 70-200 zoom (like every other event photographer). This year I shot it entirely with a 20mm wide angle lens on a Nikon D810.  I like the challenges of 1 or 2 lenses and prefer shooting prime lenses. Shooting 20mm at an event does force some cropping on the images below, but that is OK to me as I shoot for me and for me only.

The images below are processed with a fairly harsh Black and White conversion. I did this intentionally as I shoot for myself and for this series I just thought it worked. Almost all of the women’s and men’s pro races were shot in very dark conditions with ISO 3200 and above. I prefer BW anyway and these images just worked better in BW.

Hope you enjoy.

3 comments on “Cross Vegas 2015 – A few pics

  1. Jeremy Kershaw says:

    Nice work! Love the lens and processing. Congrats!

    Jeremy

  2. Jason says:

    Excellent shots. Personally, I struggle with shooting/processing black and white, but you always find a way to make it work.

  3. Johnny White says:

    The pictures look better, probably, than if they were unprocessed, good call. At least you got something good out of Vegas.

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