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SRAM Focus Queensland Cyclocross Round 1

June 20, 2016

Cyclocross and rain go together like macaroni and cheese. They’re both great on their own, but when you combine them it’s so much more fun.

I wanted to get out and practice some off camera flash, and with very flat light it was the perfect opportunity. I’ve been getting into a bad habit of using too many lights so I set a challenge for myself to use a single speedlight to get my desired look.

Unfortunately still being quite new to the area I got lost on my way in, and missed most of the B grade race. Being so behind I also didn’t have a chance to go for a walk around the course before the race started but I did manage to find the mud pit, which is where all the action was happening anyway.

 Just as I got my first speedlight set up, the rain began to fall. Light rain turned into heavy precipitation, and then an absolute deluge! Everything was getting wet, and it was damn near impossible to keep water off the front element of my lens.

I did have my rain gear and all my equipment in storm shields, but unfortunately my camera gave me the, “please take me out of the rain or I’m going to make a large withdrawal from your bank account” warning, so I had to seek cover and to save my camera I wasn’t able to stick around for the whole race

Lucky after spending the night in a sealed sealed tub full of kitty litter the body in question came back to life.

Despite being cut short I did get a couple good ones, check out the gallery below. Prints and digital downloads are available.


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