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I think every year I have photographed La Vuelta Puerto Rico it has rained at the start of the event.
Usually it’s a light rain and maybe last five to ten minutes. Not this year. Tropical downpour from the start!
This is when you find out that “all weather” light jacket you purchased is not really rain proof and how much water can your gear take.
Turns out cameras will absorb a lot of water, perhaps have a few quirks with rain and humidity, yet keep on shooting.
Good thing along the way the rest stops had automatic hot air dryers in the bathrooms.
Enjoy. – Chris
This is the second year I had the opportunity to photograph La Vuelta cycling peloton in Puerto Rico. Probably one of the most physical shoots I’ve ever experienced. I’m riding on the back of a motorcycle for 3 days covering 375 miles while photographing cyclists just a few feet away that can exceed 35 miles per hour.
The event tests your photography skills for sure, knowing your craft is a must. The day starts in darkness and will turn into extreme bright sun within just a couple hours. Each day consists of : Get on the bike, photograph the cyclists as your motorcycle whizzes by, get ahead of the riders and scout a location to shoot, get off the bike quickly, get in position, check your gear, check the light, shoot the cyclists, run back to bike, get back on bike, adjust gear, go go go! Great team we had again this year Chris Pike, Kip Pierson and myself. Thanks to Kip and the La Vuelta team for bringing me back.
Enjoy. – Chris