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last sunday's sf bay to breakers

Discussion in 'People' started by fks, May 19, 2005.

  1. fks


    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    this isn't a sports event since i got up too late to get the serious racers 8) i did get some photos of the amateur runners. the fun runners were a large group. i've never seen so many kegs in shopping carts before :lol:

    the tough part was taking everything. there were too many colorful and interesting costumes, and the density of the crowd made it tough to get a clear shot and was driving AF a little crazy.

    i went a bit overboard, taking over 1600 shots. i also ran out of power (i forgot to charge the battery the night before and i didn't bring my spare) and i was shooting jpeg instead of NEF to conserve space.

    d2h and 70-200mm VR.

    even the devil needs exercise

    sponge bob four legs

    the vikings are coming

    run, it's about to rain!

    maybe i can distract him so he won't give me a ticket

    the latest in eye wear

    the look of determination

    now this guy's definitely not a serious runner

    synchronized running?

    if princess leia was from san francisco

    cup holder

    one of the most ornate costumes

    winnie the wino

    more photos at http://ottosphotos.com/gallery/050515_b2b. please note that there are some nude photos in the gallery.
  2. F15Todd


    Feb 1, 2005
    Those are great :lol:
  3. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    OMG! What a riot - I was ROFLMAO for sure.

    Uh, did I detect a bit of discrete blurring on that one?

    PS - great exposure considering no nef.
  4. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Good job on these Ricky!

    Man, what a colorful, eclectic bunch of crazy, flaky ppl there in SF.... well in Cali in general, but *especially* in SF!! Very good job on the exposures too! Really enjoyed (most of :oops:  ) them!
  5. Looks like the devil needs quite a bit of exercise! :lol:
  6. That is one colorful race in more ways than one. Well taken images.
  7. Fun images, I used to live in SF but never did get a chance to run in Bay to Breakers. I also recognize the guy with the blurred "unit" from Burning Man a few years back.
  8. what a fun set! Thnxs for sharing what looked like a great time. Only in Sf I guess.
  9. obelix


    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Ah, San Francisco.

    Great photos :D 
  10. Holy cow! This world is full of crazy people :lol:
    What a great opportunity for extensive shooting. Well done!
  11. Great job, Ricky! Nancy and I ran that race a number of times, and its an awesome event.
  12. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    all i can say is...WOW!!!! Those are some really amazing photos to observe....yeah, i notices the "discrete blurring" as well...and i'm sure i'm not the only one that thanks you for that :D !
  13. Cabin


    May 4, 2005
    What really great photos.........

    I love humor.... We all need a little more.....
  14. fks


    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    hi all-

    thanks for the kind words :D 

    chris and leigh-

    i didn't want to cause a stir, so i applied some motion blur. it was decorated though, talk about attention to detail.

    this was my first time to shoot a ton of jpegs, usually i go for NEF's. the images turned out softer than usual. i normally sharpen when i convert the NEF's in capture, but didn't compensate for that when i processed these images

    thanks again to all,

  15. Nice shots!! The guy dressed up like Gene Simmons RULES!!! I drove the actual Gene Simmons of KISS around Huntsville, Alabama about 15 years ago. Super nice guy!! :D  :D  :D 
  16. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    ROFLMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Chris said it best. Can't add to that.

    One question?? How did you stop laughing long enough to hold the camera still enough to get such great images.

    Thanks for sharing. I needed a laugh.

    Wait till I show these at work..

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