Photo in the New Press for Buellton Crit

Mike Hecker asked for a photo of his team cornering or at the finish to promote the innaugural Avenue of the Flags Criterium in Buellton in the Santa Barbara News Press. Just so happened to have a great shot of Chris Walker leading the pack in the 2010 Mothballs Crit.

Racing Update

The 2012 Season Begins…

Photo – Chris Silvester

The 2012 Season and the SoCal and WPA Series are already fully underway and I’ve attended all races to date from La Jolla to Newport Beach, Oceanside, Santa Barbara and Redondo Beach. Done well and consistent with 2nd and 1st places. Happy to represent Quickblade Paddles and Joe Bark as my gear has never let me down. Going to be another great year for the sport and should be covering the west as I did in 2011.

The 2010 Through 2011 Season

Photo – Bruce White/Windansea Photo

2010 and 2011 were busy for me completing 36 races in about 14 months across across the West. Beginning with Hennessey’s International Championships and the Battle of the Paddle in 2010 till the Battle of the Bay in San Francisco, racing was non-stop week to week. I’ve not raced as much in any sport to date.

Cycling Kits

Goodman Graphic has designed a number of kits for cycling teams in the Santa Barbara area including the Platinum MTB Team. This design for Team Foundation Roots is a classic and pro look, using contrasting stitching as a design element and complimentary colors as highlights. As well, full color printing provided the opportunity to showcase the colorful sponsor logos. When each manufacturer uses a different method of production, it’s important to understand what can be done with each and selecting manufacturers at the design stage.

Race Photos

As a sports photographer, and a competitor I try to get close in. I find racers expressions in competition tell a lot about the racer… Their focus and drive usually apparent in their eyes. Getting in poition for many sports is tough but I like to be in the line of sight. I’ve been shooting a few of the Standup races when I’m not in the division racing. Having a good vantage point from land is tough at times but fun to capture the play by play from a competitors persepctive.

See the galleries for more…


It’s been a year without WordPress, due to it’s slowness. I have just installed 3.21 and will see if there have been any improvements. Looks like a few enhancements were made but still will require a few plug ins and widgets. I may just use the stock them for awhile adding a number of header images. Too complex a re-design just means PIA updates of WP and plugins. The best plan IMO is to KISS.