People who know me well know that I have two passions (3 if you count LIFE in there as well).
My site Pickledimages.co.uk
Photography and Cycling, but more of late it has been Cycling then Photography. The reasons for this switch in priority can be explained by the fact that Cycling takes up such a great deal of time and the fact that Photography Equipment is not so portable that you can carry your DSLR on the bike with you ..........
Until now that is! I was given a new camera for xmas the Canon S100 .
Now this little baby is amazing slim enough to pop in your racing vest powerful enough to have enough control over the image to take a great image.
Full manual, semi manual (T/V and AV) modes available, images can be taken on RAW, JPEG large and small and together combinations.
Full control over White Balance, ISO, EV etc, it has many preprogrammed modes and scenes including Panorama Stitching and Fish eye lense (which is a lot of fun).
An added bonus is that in the Creative Modes the ring around the lense is the controlling feature for TV and AV modes which means that even fingers with gloves on can control the image.
Fantastic Burst speeds.
GPS tracking of images is available as well all this in a camera not much bigger than a packet of fags!
The speed of the images (or lag) is so much better than i remember before on the old compacts, giving you ample opportunity for taking nice cycling images.
Downsides: there is no viewfinder (a must have for most photographers), you are unable to switch lenses, however the Canon S100 makes the most out of the focal length that it does have. Battery life is poor
Now the good folks of the I Team have got used to me poking a camera in their collective faces that they hardly seem to notice anymore which makes for great candid images.
I would go as far to say that i have already taken some of the best Cycling Images I ever have done with this little beauty (outside of the TDF that is).
I will soon be creating a catagory of this blog just to showcase my favourite shots!
Im back ..... now if my Team Mates would just let me get ahead of them a bit more often to take some images ......