Modesto AMGEN Tour of California Stage 2

AMGEN Tour of California Stage 2 Photos – Jerad Hill

In Photography by Jerad Hill1 Comment

I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to photograph the start of State 2 of the AMGEN Tour of California for the City of Modesto. I took over 300 photos today and went through them quickly to pull out a few.

It was a very bright day with high-noon sun, which makes it challenging to get good photos of people. All photos were captured with a Sony a7rII and the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens from Sony. I had other lenses on me but decided the 24-70mm was going to be the best fit.

You will notice that my camera settings did not change much except for when the action started. I typically make my exposure adjustments by changing the aperture on my camera. The only time I keep a wide aperture is when I am looking for a shallow depth of field. Because I was worried about shade vs sun shots, I did not use any ND Filters on my lens. I was photographing all around me. One second I would take a picture of the stage which was shaded and the next second I would be capturing the crowd.

I may post a few more to my social media profiles, make sure to check them out: Instagram | Facebook

Modesto AMGEN Tour of California Stage 2

Sony a7rII + Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – 1/160, f/8, ISO100

Modesto AMGEN Tour of California Stage 2

Sony a7rII + Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – 1/160, f/9, ISO100

Modesto AMGEN Tour of California Stage 2

Sony a7rII + Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – 1/160, f/8, ISO100

Modesto AMGEN Tour of California Stage 2

Sony a7rII + Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – 1/160, f/4.5, ISO100

Modesto AMGEN Tour of California Stage 2

Sony a7rII + Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – 1/160, f/7.1, ISO100

Modesto AMGEN Tour of California Stage 2

Sony a7rII + Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – 1/160, f/9, ISO100

Modesto AMGEN Tour of California Stage 2

Sony a7rII + Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – 1/1000, f/4.5, ISO100

Modesto AMGEN Tour of California Stage 2

Sony a7rII + Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – 1/1000, f/4.5, ISO100

Comments

  1. Great shots Jerad.
    I shot a bike race last summer and I was astonished at how loud the bikes were!

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