Gastown Grand Prix - 2023

July 19, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

After a 4 year hiatus, the legendary Gastown Grand Prix, in the historic area of Vancouver, Canada known as Gastown, returned in 2023. This was the 50th anniversary of this amazing Criterium bike race and judging by the number of photographers lining the course, it appeared that a lot of us were SUPER happy that it was back in action.

I've covered this race as an earnest photographer going back to 2016, and have come away with some pretty good photos, some prints of which I sell in my Etsy Shop and here on my website, and this year, I went out to try and capture the race a little differently. Meaning I wanted to try and capture the ambiance and the "feel" of the race, and went out of my way to include the crowds, the locale, and the general "feeling" of what was happening in front of my lens. For this endeavou, I packed my trusty Tamron 70-200 f2.8, my Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 and my Pentax 50 f1.8. I shot with the 70-200 mostly, to try and get shots "through the crowds", from a bit of a distance, and to try and isolate some of riders from both the foreground and the background. For this, I shot at mostly f2.8-f4 max with that lens. 

Here are some of the images that I think came out pretty well. I've got a full gallery of photos from this race in my Portfolio section of my site, feel free to check it out!

For more insights and stuff, be sure to check out my Youtube Channel

Thanks for reading, now get out there and SHOOT! 


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