They say photos are the receipts for our experiences — which is why I take dozens of them at each race. They’re digital keepsakes, viewed often and appreciated more than the actual keepsakes (medals, shirts, the like).
But triathlon is different: other than the few transition pics before the start and after the finish, there is no way to document the experience. That is, unless you’re lucky to have a friend or family member who’s willing to play photographer on race day, in addition to cheerleader. And, if you’re particularly lucky, is pretty good at the photography part.
I could myself among the particularly lucky, because one of the coaches at our tri-training club, in addition to kicking our butts in the pool, spin class and TRX, happens to take pretty kick-butt triathlon photos. Especially candid ones; the best kind! So with his permission – Vinnie Fernandez, who will unfortunately be leaving the Bay Area at the end of the month and taking his talents to LA – here is a glimpse at our triathlon adventures so far this year:A million thanks to Vinnie (far right in the photo above) for the memories — and the high-definition receipts. If you ever need an awesome photographer to document your next race, I’m sure he could be persuaded.