On the third Sunday in September, the loud thunderous roar of thousands of motorcycles, reverberates through Anacortes . They come from miles away for a day of motorcycle bonding and envy.
For photographers - it is an overabundance of imagery stimulation. Chrome, leather, shiny objects, costumes, people, crowds, wheels, helmets, artwork, the list of things to photograph is endless. By the end of the day you, and your camera, are on sensory overload.
Hearing - the sound alone can be somewhat deafening. The constant roar and varoom from the bikes pounding away.
The smells - leather, exhaust, smoke, food, people - if you were a dog your poor nose would go into hyperdrive.
Touch - The feel and stimulation of leather and chrome creates an amazing tactile adventure.
Taste - FOOD everywhere. This event started as a run to eat oysters and they still do.
Mind-blowing visual effects everywhere you turn. And this is where the fun, and creativity, comes in for photographers. The graphics on the bikes alone, are worth every pixel you use. The massive crowd of bikes lining Commercial avenue is more than you, or your camera, can handle. Then there is the people watching, some dressed in amazing costumes, and of course, leather. A continuous snap of your shutter, as it tries to capture all that you see, will send you home with hundreds, if not thousands, of photos to go through.
SPUR OF THE MOMENT - OYSTER RUN 2013