This weekend was the first Montrose EnduroCross race of the year. I got to go and take photos again. It was a terrible, rainy, muddy, sloppy, gross mess. And I loved it! 🙂 The racing was great, although a little slower and rougher than normal. Fantastic day of racing!
Find the full set on my Facebook Page.
Categories: Action, Events, Photography, Sports, Things With Motors
Tags: Action, Canon, Colorado, Dirt Bike, Endurocross, EnduroX, Montrose, Motocross, MotoMayhem, Motorcycle, Motorsports, Mud, Racing, T2i, Tamron
A couple of weekends ago I took a trip to the wonderful (and luckily close-by) Ouray, Colorado with my husband on our big, loud Yamaha RoadStar cruiser. We spent the night at the Box Canyon Lodge, which is an amazing place to stay if you ever get the chance. They have fabulous rooms, spring-fed hot tubs, amazing views, and since it is in Ouray it is within walking distance of everything. On Sunday we drove over Red Mountain Pass to the town of Silverton for lunch. Before we stopped we drove up Molas Pass a little way and found a caravan of Ford test vehicles at the overlook. Including a future model Mustang. It Was Gorgeous.
A few days ago I finally bought the editing software that I downloaded a trial of a long time ago and really liked. ArcSoft PhotoStudio6. It’s simple to use, feature-rich, and works wonderfully. It has HDR and RAW editing features, great enhancement ability and pretty much every other feature I could ask for. I only have two minor complaints: the first would be that you can’t reorder layers, they are stacked on the front as you make them, the second is that there are no fancy presets for HDR editing. The sliders work well, but some ‘artistic’ presets would be a nice addition. I’m more than happy that I finally decided to actually buy it.
Here are the results of the two combined – the trip and the software.
Categories: Photography, Things With Motors, Thoughts
Tags: a20, Canon, Colorado, Cruiser, Molas, Motorcycle, Mountain Pass, Mountains, Nature, Ouray, Photography, Red Mountain, RoadStar, San Juans, Silverton, SuzyTBo, T2i, Tamron, Yamaha
I got an awesome new toy for Christmas this year! My awesome husband bought me a Tamron a20 lens. It’s a 28-300mm f/3.5, in case you didn’t know. If you don’t know what that means, it goes from pretty wide angle to really powerful zoom. If you Still don’t know what that means, it’s an awesome camera lens.
I took it out for a little test run on a car ride to Grand Junction last weekend. The lens did really well – I need to get some more quick-zoom practice with it before XGames in a couple of weeks. Here are some of my shots from my practice run.