Phoenix is a little bit sports nutz. Even the route for the cross country bicycle race “Race Across America” passed by close to Phoenix. One of the contestants in this race was a pretty celebrity, Pippa Middleton. So I ventured out with the trusty 50D to try for a few shots. As the gallery shows, I got lucky (click on any photo for a bigger view) –
In a perfect world:
- A vertical grip would have been nice. The subject was standing, so almost all shots were taken with the portrait orientation.
- A quieter camera would have been nice. Most of the other spectators did not have DSLR. Thus the 50D clacking away in its Continuous drive mode was conspicuous. I would have tried my old Olympus mirrorless camera, but do not have a suitable lens for it, plus its autofocus is very dodgy (compared to a DSLR).
- Oh well . . .