San Rafael Twilights Photo Walk

Thank you to everyone who joined me Saturday evening to photograph the San Rafael Twilights bicycle race in downtown San Rafael. I hope you all had a good time, and learned something new in the process.

We had a good group of shooters and ample opportunity for action photos as the peloton sped around the 1 mile downtown race course multiple times at speeds up to 45 mph.

For those of you who missed out on this photo walk, we will hold it again next year. To keep up to date on the all the photo walks and events Camera West offers, check out the Events link on our website. Sign up early as they all fill up.

As evening sets, the peloton races down a small hill in front of the Mission San Raphael Church.

Some of the Camera West photo walkers waiting for the peloton

George shares his images with Amanda during a break in the action.

We practiced a favorite technique of mine for shooting action sports called panning. Using a slow shutter speed and trying to follow the movement.

As darkness fell, shooting became more of a challenge. Here I used a slow shutter speed on a stationary camera to expose the church, while firing a flash on rear curtain sync.

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