Rich Froning, Event 1, 2013 CrossFit Games

posted on 2014.04.24, under canon 1dx, CrossFit
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Matt, Rich and Scott, backstage as the athletes prepare to kick off the 2013 CrossFit Games.

Near collision with Josh Bridges – 2013 CrossFit Games So-Cal Regional

posted on 2014.03.18, under canon 1dx, Photos
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Dave Castro CrossFit Games OPEN 14.2

posted on 2014.03.08, under canon 1dx, Photos, portraits, Uncategorized
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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.

 

Aptos Seagulls

posted on 2014.01.02, under canon 1dx, Photos
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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.

 

 

Rich Froning and Dan Bailey at the 2013 CrossFit Regionals at 12,800

posted on 2013.06.27, under canon 1dx, portraits, sigma 50-500
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Froning and Bailey shot at ISO 12800, Canon 1DX, Sigma 50-500

Froning and Bailey shot at ISO 12800, Canon 1DX, Sigma 50-500

 

Ashlee Hegner – 2013 CrossFit, So-Cal Regional

posted on 2013.05.24, under canon 1dx, Photos, portraits, sigma 50-500
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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.

Canon 1DX
sigma 50-500
ISO 4000, f/6.3, 1/400

 

Josh Bridges and Kenneth Leverich – 2013 CrossFit Games, So-Cal Regional

posted on 2013.05.21, under canon 1dx, CrossFit, Photos, portraits, sigma 50-500, Uncategorized
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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.

Canon 1DX
Sigma 50-500
ISO 3200, f/5.6, 1/640

 

Josh Bridges – 2013 CrossFit Games, So Cal Regional

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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.

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Josh and son after event 4.

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JC Nessa after Event 4.

 

Canon 1DX
Sigma 50-500
ISO 3200, f/6.3, 1/500

 

 

Kenneth Leverich – CrossFit Games, So-Cal Regional 2013

posted on 2013.05.18, under canon 1dx, CrossFit, Photos, sigma 50-500
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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.

Canon 1DX
Sigma 50-500
ISO 3200, f/5.6, 1/400

Annie Thorisdottir – 2013 CrossFit OPEN 13.2

posted on 2013.03.15, under canon 1dx, CrossFit
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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
Canon 1DX
ISO 3200, f/4.5, 1/250

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