Capo Test Team…

Spent the day with the gentlemen of new Capo Test Team. Capo is on the very short list of high end cycling apparel. Italians know 1. how to cook and 2. how to dress. I had the pleasure of working with fellow photographer Adrian Tamblin. Adrian and I go back a number of years as fellow mountain bike racers and in short order Adrian has gained mad photog skills! Check out his work at The Capo Test Team is made up of some of the best cycling talent Sonoma County has to dish up. These guys kept us busy as they blazed through 80 + miles in just a few hours, though looking at them you’d hardly know they were working! The day culminated in as expected, ridiculously good dinner at Rivera Ristorante in Santa Rosa. Here are few shots from the shoot. I also had some fun experimenting with drone videography – new horizons for me…..

Rest of my still images are here.

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Back to Stillwater…

Underwater photography must be the most difficult and trying form of photography. Today on the North Coast of California the seas were building, the wind starting to wind up and underwater was complete chaos! Being pushed four feet back and forth by the surge from the 5 foot waves above. I managed one usable shot after nearly an hour underwater. The reward was all the other things I saw but could not photograph. Abundant healthy abalone, rock fish, sculpins, sea anemones and one curious harbor seal that spied my dive buddy and I while we were suiting up. The seal joined us for several minutes during the dive, popping in and out of the murky visibility hoping we were spearfishing for an easy seal treat. The other great reward for the day was the surmise through the fog along the coast. This is well know but fitting, the best camera for the occasion is the one in hand.