Crankworx - Whistler - 2018

August 29, 2018

Another awesome summer event has come and gone. Crankworx made it's annual stop in Whistler, Canada this August and as like years before, it was a huge success with great weather, an awesome setting, wicked tracks, and record crowds to take in all the incredible action. I was up there for just one day this year and although it was only one day, I managed to be up there on the day the Fox Air DH was on, so I snapped some photos and shot some videos of that, along with getting some content from the guys practicing for the Redbull Joyride Slopestyle event. This whole event gives me a chance to revel in one of my favourite pastimes, mountain biking, and allows me to hone my skills as a photographer shooting the fast moving and high flying action. A win win for me! 

All of these were shot with my Pentax K-30, and most were shot with either a Sigma 70-300, a Pentax 18-55DA, or a Pentax 50mm 1.8. In most cases, and just the way I like to shoot, the majority of these were shot wide open, and usually at an ISO of 400...maybe 800, depending on the light available. 

Here are a few of my photos from the day, and of course, there are more in the Sports gallery section of my Portfolio. 

Enjoy. 

Downhill Mountain BikingDownhill Mountain BikingYou gotta be fast when snapping photos of downhill mountain bikers racing. Speeding past you at speeds up to 60km/h makes for challenging photo opportunities, but every time I go to an event or race, I manage to come away with some keepers. Enjoy! Downhill Mountain BikingDownhill Mountain Biking Freestyle Mountain BikingFreestyle Mountain BikingThese guys and gals are nuts, no doubt about it. Super talented, but nuts. Capturing a freestyle mountain biker doing his or her thing is a blast. Enjoy these photos!


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