19 May 2013

Amgen Tour of California

I'm a big fan of the Tour de France. There's practically no chance that I'll ever get to see it in person, but living in California, I did have the opportunity to watch the Amgen Tour of California live today, the very last leg in Santa Rosa.
I took both iPhone and SLR camera along and, since the riders did two turns in downtown Santa Rosa, I shot pictures with the camera the first time and did a video with the camera the second time they rode by.
Here are the pictures, well quite a few of them (and many more didn't make it):

Tejay van Garderen, winner of the Tour

 As much as I love the camera on my iPhone, I know that there's no way I could have gotten anything near as good with that camera. For the first time in a long time I used automatic focus again and the sports setting and just clicked away. Just about all of the pictures turned out well, except for the ones at the end, the awards ceremony. I was too far back in the crowd to get decent shots, so there is just one of Tejay van Garderen (and not the one where we brought his newborn daughter on stage) who is the overall winner. No picture of Peter Sagan who won the sprint finish and apparently had a really good time on stage or any of the other individual winners.
And here is a link to the video:
Amgen Tour of California

1 comment:

Carol in SLC said...

Great shots, Doris! How fun that you got to be in Santa Rose to watch Off to see your video!