Covering Mellow Johnny’s 2014 Spring Classic near Dripping Springs, Texas

Mellow Johnny’s Spring Classic is on the Pro Circuit (US Cup) and draws top talent from across the nation including Mexico and Canada. This year was no exception and it was a treat to see them show their stuff on a course demanding every bit of skill they can put out. Amateurs led off the day which provided a base line bench mark for comparison. It was phenomenal.

I found an interesting technical section at a creek crossing with a series of rock step downs into the bottom and step ups coming out. Awesome but difficult shooting. My percentages were low in the strong shadows and focus distracting brush backgrounds but I did get some fun shots nonetheless. These riders were tough… from a one legged man to the bruised and bleeding pro women.
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Gear:
Canon 1DX
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8
Canon 600EX-RT(4)
Canon AA power packs(4)
Image editing in Lightroom 4

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