Went up to Park City yesterday not realizing it was the penultimate stage of the Tour of Utah. We were there in time to catch the pro race, and so got to see the big boys ride insanely fast on a narrow criterium course around downtown Park City. Utah native Jeff Louder took the top spot after a pretty dominating performance and American Levi Leipheimer — Go Montana! — retained the overall lead heading into today’s final stage.
Covering the 4th of July is easy. Taking a photo for a 4th of July preview story was not as easy, especially with business at the local fireworks stands reduced to pretty much nil. Also, you’ll be pleased to know I did not crash my bike while taking the second shot.
Last, my good friend Lido took a photo of a sailboat on Flathead Lake last year that I absolutely love. While extolling the shot’s virtues in my office recently, someone said that it must have been heavily photoshopped. To prove to this individual that it was not (and to try to shamelessly recreate the shot) I went down to the lake in the late evening and shot a similar (though not as good) photo. Sure enough, the blue light is all there all by itself.