EDIT - March 2015 - Storehouse blog post with BIG pics here: https://www.storehouse.co/stories/r5gxp-2008-noosa-triathlon
A bit of a 'Blast from the Past' for you. I re-created my 2008 Noosa Triathlon photo gallery, so wanted to share some pics. This event was the first time I had ever seen champions like Emma Moffatt, Emma Snowsill, Courtney Atkinson and Kiyomi Niwata competing 'live', so the event meant something extra to me. Some pics:
I admired this couple, looking 'fit as a fiddle'
Taking a breath
Good impersonation of a puppy dog shaking the water off
2008 Olympic Gold Medallist Emma Snowsill
Kiwi Chris Gemmell
The guy helping had actually been in the race and joined his mates beside me just after finishing the cycle leg. The cyclist appreciated his help and shook his hand.
For me personally this was my favourite shot. I had been shooting almost exclusively 40mm portraits at that time, and, when I saw the opportunity coming, quickly changed to 17mm landscape. 'Happy I did.
I was at this spot for almost 2 hours, and this lady clapped for every competitor - quite an effort!
As you look through the gallery you'll notice the kids having a great time spraying the triathletes as they ran past.
Here's the Smugmug photo gallery of the 2008 Noosa Triathlon.
Thanks for looking!