The pros and a horde of photographers had the dual slalom course at Sea Otter looking like an ant hill this morning. Tripods, light stands, flash heads, camera bags and a few dummies made for cluttered backgrounds without careful work. Too much sun has drawn a distinct line across my forehead and I can still feel it simmering hours later as I edit through another pile of images. There's a blast of color to mountain that really seems to work. Kits, helmets, and body armor combining to give many riders a Darth Vader look. From Dual Slalom Practice it was over to Downhill for the cat1/pro shakedown runs. Speed way, way up at both venues.
Today I processed this batch as B&Ws. The last few images almost look like a portrait session as each rider flew by. I got in the rhythm of the train and almost all of these were single shots.