Hello everybody! This year in addition to the printed version of the 2012 Oklahoma Cycling Calendar I’ll be putting out monthly “desktop” versions you can download for use on your computers. I took this at the Showdown at Sundown CX races, I hope you enjoy! – Robert
Hey everyone! I’ve spent the past few weeks putting together a new calendar featuring some of the photographs I’ve taken during 2011. I’m currently doing test-prints of it (to make sure it looks good) and should be ready to start shipping these out very soon. If you would like to order one please click-through to this web-page to get some more details and look at a few more preview pictures: http://www.rjbphoto.com/Sports/2012-Oklahoma-Cycling-Calendar/
I’m pretty bad about updating things, this blog included, but I’m finally getting around to updating about the Oklahoma State Criterium from 2 weekends ago. I wanted to write this post before Tulsa Tough started this weekend! Short version: click here to see a slideshow. Click here for a large gallery with all the races. Click “read more” to read the longer version. (more…)
Photos I took today are up at this website. I only managed to get out to the Cat 1 and 2 races though. If anyone wants to order prints use the coupon code “dirt” for a free 5×7 print (or $10 off your order if you want a larger print, coupon code is good for this week).
Last weekend was the Route 66 Regatta, an annual rowing event put together by the Tulsa Rowing Club. It was pretty wet but I was still able to take some cool photos. For the future though I need to get a camera that is more weather sealed, the 100-400 pushpull lens I have probably got some water into it, which is unfortunate.
For more photos from the event click the picture to watch a slideshow.
Just a quick note, since I haven’t had the time to write my full blog post yet, I’ve posted pictures from this weekends race on my website in a couple of different spots. This webpage has a slideshow with some of my favorite shots from both of the races this weekend. There is also a coupon for 10% off prints if you’re into that. I have an event page with a lot more photos posted here. I’m still trying to upload photos to Facebook but I keep getting error messages. I wanted to make them centrally available so everyone could tag themselves, but that doesn’t seem to be working out right now so it’ll have to wait.
Just got done editing a bunch of photos I took during the past few days during the snow and ice storm we’ve been having. Hope you enjoy!
Last night I finally took a trip over to the 2009 Arvest Winterfest. I had wanted to take photos of it but didn’t have the time while school was still going on. The whole setup is kind of … pieced together, but I like that our city is doing it. For only being the 2nd year of the event there were a lot of people out skating, which is really cool. If it were to get bigger it could be pretty awesome.
This weekend I went to the 2009 Oklahoma Boulderfest, an annual rock climbing event held in Chandler Park here in Tulsa. I had a great time. The weather was beautiful, one of those mid-October days were you can take your jacket off and feel the wind but not get chilly. (more…)
Twice a month a forum I regularly post in has a photo contest with a theme idea. For each contest the winner nominates themes for the next round and participants vote on which theme everyone will shoot for. It’s been a great way to try new things and shooting styles since the themes are generally broad in nature: fire, science, automobiles, misplaced, and so on. I went downtown this week to shoot and get ideas for this week’s theme: long exposures. I wasn’t really sure what to do but I’ve been in awe lately of the low hanging clouds that have been blocking some of downtown Tulsa’s taller buildings. I wanted to get a panoramic shot of the Bank of Oklahoma tower with clouds sweeping past it’s logo. (more…)
I went to another autocross event hosted by SCCA last weekend. This was the first event I’ve been to held at the Tulsa Raceway Park. I took lots of photos and I’ve gotten better at getting a decent shot of at least every driver. My favorite car this time out was definitely the Audi R8. (more…)
It’s been awhile since I shot this wedding but I’m finally getting around to write about it. I had a great time and got lots of good shots. Felicia & Kedrick got married on August 15th, 2009. I was able to shoot both the wedding preparations, the ceremony itself, some formal portraits after the ceremony, and the reception. The complete collection of photos can be found by clicking here.
Also this weekend I went to the “Six in the sticks” mountain bike race held at Turkey Mountain in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I found out about the event by reading the DoubleShot Coffee racing blog and thought it’d be a good event to try and practice shooting more sports events. I really enjoy shooting cycling events, but I still need more practice.
I wanted to write another blog post with more DFest 2009 photos. I’ve finished uploading most of the video I took to youtube so those are available for looking at too. I’m still very impressed with the 5D Mark II’s ability to shoot video.
Here is a short post with some photos from the last night of DFest. Lots of people outside and the weather was pretty cool (compared to last year). Full set of photos is here @ flickr.
This weekend I went out to Stroud for another local autocross event. It wasn’t too hot and this time I brought adequate sun protection (hats, sunblock, etc.). This is also a trip report for my first full outing with the 5d mark 2 and the 100-400mm Canon lens. I had a lot of fun and filled up 24GB of memory cards.
Got a chance to try out the new 5d mark II during the 4th of July fireworks yesterday. Oh yeah, I bought a whole bunch of new camera equipment… 5d mark II, 580EX II flash, battery grip, and a new 100-400mm L IS USM lens from Canon. Its all super nice but I’m not really used to operating it yet. (more…)
This weekend I went and shot some photos at the 2009 Tulsa Tough competition. Its a 3-day bike race with lots of different events and all kinds of fun stuff.
This weekend I was able to go with some friends to a local autocross event held in Stroud, Oklahoma. A few years back Stroud was hit by a rather devastating tornado which completely destroyed an outlet mall along highway 44. What sits there now is a parking lot which has been converted into Stroud Tornado Mall, a racetrack where local SCCA events are held. The weather was nice but the sun was in full force and I ended up with a pretty nasty sunburn. It was very fun to take pictures of something totally new to me though. (more…)
Went with some friends this weekend to explore an old abandoned school east of Tulsa. Its hard to tell how old some of the stuff in there was. We found a December 1983 Redbook magazine, a 1993 city tournament trophy (for what though?), and a bunch of old Burger King food trash. (more…)
Its starting to warm up outside so I’ve been looking forward to the good weather. I went down to the Bank of Oklahoma center this weekend hoping to take some pictures. I walked around a lot at first down around 2nd & Denver but realized most of the street signs and power lines were going to get in my way of any good shots. (more…)