Matt, Rich and Scott, backstage as the athletes prepare to kick off the 2013 CrossFit Games.
We left the hotel at the same time, 6pm, headed towards 14.2 at “I AM CrossFit” in Miami, Florida. I had a driver, and Dave had to drive himself. I wasn’t expecting to see him on the crowded Miami highways, but there he was. I lowered my window and blasted him with the Canon 1DX + Canon 24-70mm. I snapped 10 photos and this was the best one.
photos from February of 2013.
Yesterday (Jan 1, 2014), I went out to feed the Seagulls in La Jolla. I always try to feed them in the air, not on the ground. I throw the bread up in the air, trying to wait until they are as close to me as possible. While feeding the Seagulls yesterday, a lady standing next to me, emptied a bag of bread on the sand. The Seagulls abandoned my tedious feeding process and filled up on her easy to attain bread crumbs. The 100+ birds were full after that feeding frenzy, flew off to a nearby roof top and wouldn’t perform any aerial stunts for me.
I wasn’t pleased with the Sigma 50-500 when mounted on the Canon 5D Mark III. The 1DX makes the high ISO acceptable, and puts this lens in a category of its own.
The 50-500 range makes this versatile beyond all other lens. Coupled with a Sennheiser MKE 400, Manfrotto fluid video mono pod, and the Jobu jr. gimbal, this is a unique video, photo duo with no peer that I know.
ISO 4000, f/6.3, 1/400
This photo shocked me. I thought Kenneth(180lbs) was much larger than Josh Bridges (165lbs), but in this side by side photo, you can see that height, not girth is the primary difference. Both men are extremely swollen after having done 100 wall balls, 100 pull ups, 100 pistols and 100 one-armed dumbbell snatches.
ISO 3200, f/5.6, 1/640
He looks like a champion. Josh Bridges made it look easy today. After winning the 100′s work out (event 4), he reached into the audience and plucked a child (his son I presume) from the crowd. Many other athletes just collapsed after this unbelievable show of strength and power.
Josh and son after event 4.
JC Nessa after Event 4.
ISO 3200, f/6.3, 1/500
Kenneth Leverich was unforgettable in 2012. He was young, kind, approachable and built like a seasoned CrossFitter. If it were not for Josh Bridges (photo coming tomorrow), Leverich would appear bigger than life.
ISO 3200, f/5.6, 1/400
The 2013 CrossFit Games season is here! A sold out crowd at South Brooklyn CrossFit got to stand just a few feet away from the remarkable and photogenic Annie Thorisdottir. Annie moved with focus and determination. She never broke pace, for the 10 minute AMRAP workout, and the crowd went nuts. She showed us why she is the champ, she glowed, she smiled, I think she even pranced.
Canon 40mm pancake lens
ISO 3200, f/4.5, 1/250