Jason Khalipa, the 2008 CrossFit Games Champion took 2nd place in 2013.
The sell out crowd, 4000 strong, at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, loved Rich Froning.
Canon 1DX, Tamaron 70-200, ISO 4000, f/3.2, 1/250 @200mm
It was cold, freezing cold. The kind of cold that forces most people to walk directly to their desired location with zero dilly dallying and a resentment for red lights. What were these birds doing ? Shouldn’t they be hiding out in a Home Depot or something ?
Canon 5D Mark III – ISO 400, Canon 14mm, f/7.1, 1/400
Yes, the 14mm is an amazing lens. This lens has two drawbacks. It is very wide, giving you few options once it’s on your camera. Secondly, the lens, the actual glass is impossible to protect. You can’t use a filter and the hood barely offers protection. While shooting with this lens, you have to constantly be aware of anything that could strike your lens.
Dan appeared to have this event in the bag, with 70 (of 90) feet remaining to the finish line, holding 160lbs in the front rack
With 60 feet to go, Dan drops the weight and Rich takes the lead.
Rich crosses the finish line and wins the event.
Dan crosses the finish line with Rich’s support.
The judge rules that Dan dropped the weight before completely crossing the finish line.
Dan, 18 inches from the finish line re-racks the 160lbs.
Dan’s time earned him 2nd place.
This year, 2014, Dan will compete in the So-Cal Regional, in an epic show down, with Josh Bridges.
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.
4 photos, of the same man, in a 30 second period. The variance and breadth in expression is the reason I make this post. All pictures were processed individually with obvious differences.
Panchik was impressive and looks ready for the podium at the 2014 CrossFit Games.
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 24-70 mm
ISO 5000, f/2.8, 1/60, 55mm
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.
50-500mm Sigma @ 50mm