If you have been following my blogging for several years over both websites and many posts you may remember images from the 2007 Chinook Half Triathlon/. Two years later I was back taking pictures of the annual event, specifically my brother who was competing: Josh Krabbe.
For those who don’t have a handle on triathlon distances this half triathlon was: 2km swim, 90km bike, 21km run. I still don’t understand how people enjoy it, but i also don’t know how people enjoy Jessica Simpson’s singing and many still do.
I was only planning to stay for the swim and part of the bike so i could get back home and continue the unpacking progress from moving to Calgary the night before. However by the time we had driven out half of the bike course to catch up after shooting the swim Josh was already about 3km infront of the next fastest rider.
With such a big lead after the bike he finished first in the whole triathlon, 7 minutes before second place, and a course record on the bike.
As soon as I found out Ricki had a big ‘ol At Bernard I knew Rig (the dog) had to come on the shoot with us, and play a big part of the images we make. Even in the bright sun (I got a beautiful farmer’s tan/burn) Rig was a champ and made it through.
The amount of people who had a smile on their face after seeing Rig was downright hilarious. I’m used to getting a couple more double takes when doing photo shoots with lights, umbrellas and bags everywhere, but he was a definate show stopper. Thanks to him as well as Ricki’s amazing dog handling skills to bring that together.
After having fun around Victoria’s Inner Harbor we drove over to Dallas Road to take some pictures along the Juan de Fuca straight. The theme of the shots was wildy different from the glamorous lifestlyes we shot downtown, this instead being outdoorsy stuff.
The last couple weeks i have been free from school commitments, job, or any sort of schedule other than the rising and setting of the sun. The only thing is working towards a portfolio due at school on the 10th which has been demanding most of my time and mental effort, and thus the dry spell on my blog.
I am working on a soon to be finished beer-folio. Beer product shots I have been taking while I still have studio access. That, and several model shoots here and there.
The first is a shoot with Karinna.
And the second are shots of Jessica, which were shot at a location i ended up getting through the first shoot with karinna. This heating facility was one of the more interesting places i’ve had an opportunity to shoot, but also difficult. The last shot was taken high in the boiler room with heat way over 30 degrees and 4 strobes.