From the official site: “Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $3 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.”
This was the first Tough Mudder event held in Canada. It was a 16km course around Mount St. Louis Moonstone Ski Resort, with 19 massive obstacles along the way. Turned out to be a great photo-op! However, I managed to get covered in mud to bring you these shots. Go figure.
Just a little fun with a camera on a recent trip to San Francisco. It’s very quick and raw; everything was shot handheld with—mostly—one lens. Starring Angiecakes, with a street performance by Jordan Wilson.
Angela Wilson (above). Ben Kane (below). He needed a haircut but we got a few epic “before” shots.
A self portrait (below). Some camera tech/behind the scenes for the photo nerds: Since I was photographing myself the camera had to be on a tripod and triggered by remote, held out of frame. The camera was a 5D mk II tethered to my computer, tethered to my TV, so the images could be immediately played back and reviewed. 5 flashes (three 580 EX II’s and two 430 EX II’s) were synced by Pocket Wizards (Mini TT1 and Flex TT5). The key and fill lights were both shot through umbrellas to soften them up, and a white reflector filled in the chin area. The two back lights, left and right, were flagged off from the lens by those little cards. The final flash was used to light the backdrop, with a mini soft box on it. Lens: 50mm 1.2L. Camera settings: ISO 400, f16, 1/200th. I guess I sorta look like a serial killer in the BTS shot :-)