RBC GranFondo Whistler 2022

The annual GranFondo, the largest cycling event in North America, gathers the world’s top athletes, with a total of 7,500 participants this year. Dennis was invited to be one of the conference photographers, responsible for all the photos of the Lions Gate Bridge. I am 5:00: Arrive at the meeting point in Stanley Park at 20AM, and then walk for about 20 minutes to reach Lions Gate Bridge. Since there is no daylight, and the conference does not recommend the use of flash, we have to use the upper limit of Canon R6 ISO and use ISO102400 to The shutter priority is 1/1000sec in the focus mode. Although there is a lot of noise in the photos taken at high ISO, we can easily deal with them in photo software (such as: Photoshop). The game officially started at 6AM in the morning, because the light is really insufficient, so we can only Shoot with the above settings.

 

The sunrise time is about 7:00 in the morning. In the case of sufficient light, I actively lowered the ISO to 10000 level. I also found that the shooting position was a downward slope. The speed of the bicycle was about 40 to 50 kilometers per hour. Speed up the shutter to more than 1/2000sec to shoot. Shooting a bicycle race requires very high skills. The shutter is generally not less than 1/1000sec. Hands are fast. Press the shutter button as soon as the object is in focus. If you are shooting in the burst mode, you should use a memory card with a faster read/write speed (eg: 300M/S)

RBC GranFondo Whistler 2022 event photos by Dennis

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