Tom Robertson need not worry…

Hey there.  Happy Friday and I hope everyone is enjoying the change of seasons.

While Cindy and I were in out in Missoula last year we had the good fortune of meeting a lot of wonderful people.  One of whom was Tom Robertson.  Tom is a teaching assistant at RMSP and a professional photographer specializing in cycling, running and other assorted endurance sports, among other things (I highly recommend taking a peek at Tom’s Website because I think his images are remarkable).  He somehow consistently captures light and motion in ways that I often struggle to simply understand.

Tom’s work recently came to mind when I tried my hand at photographing a cycling event.  Over the past several months Cindy has trained for a century ride near Gainesville called the “Horse Farm Hundred.”  She was riding as part of a team of veterinarians from the University of Florida’s vet school.  I went along as a lowly spectator and thought I’d photograph the team with which she was riding to keep myself occupied.  Despite some minor anticipation of a boring day, the race was instead a refreshingly enjoyable event to watch.  Another non-participant spouse and I rode around in a chase car and photographed the riders from relative comfort.  The best moment of the afternoon came when we got ice cream and stood roadside waving as the team rode past us around mile 85.  Quite a slap in the face:)

For those of you who read my last post, photographing a cycling event, much like aerial photography is out of my comfort zone.  While I thoroughly enjoyed the day, I also quickly realized upon editing that I have a lot to learn before I present any competitive threat to the likes of Mr. Robertson!

Nonetheless, here is a slide show for your viewing pleasure.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Jimmy


Horse Farm Hundred 2010 – Images by James White

10 Responses to “Tom Robertson need not worry…”

  1. Susan Wolfe says:

    As always, nice work, Jimmy. Thanks for encouraging us all to step outside our comfort zone. I enjoy following your adventures.

  2. frank stotts says:

    What a great series of action photos.

  3. Go, Cindy! As always I enjoyed your writing and your images. It’s times like these that I wish I could go back knowing what I know now and pick all of the brains of our RMSP friends. Troubleshoot! Keep it up.

  4. mindycambiar says:

    Nice job Jimmy! It is challenging to get out of “the comfort zone” we each have set for ourselves, yet so good for us.

  5. Lee says:

    Great shots Gum. Way to go Cindy!