2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb; Rick Knoop

Last weekend I attended the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to watch my girlfriends Step-Fater, Rick Knoop Race a 1958 Lister Jaguar Replica Race Car up the famous mountain, these are some shots I put together from the race day. Enjoy.



Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2014; Photos

This past weekend I headed down to Colorado Springs with my girlfriend, Erika Vikander, to watch her step-father compete in the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Rick Knoop is a veteran road racer, including victories at Monza, The 24hrs of LeMans and many more world renowned races. He has only climbed Pikes peak one time before in 2012, competing in the super unlimited class (the big dogs) driving a 1958 Lister-Jaguar. This year he was to return with the same car but major improvements in aerodynamics and motor performance.

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Rick Finished 2nd in the super unlimited class and 9th overall with a time of 10:16:07 a whole 40 seconds faster than his time in 2012!

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Flycam 3000 MB – Week 1; Test Shots

This week I was lucky enough to receive a wonderful stabilizing tool from TheCineCity.com, The Flycam 3000 MB. I am very excited to be adding this my arsenal of camera equipment. My first impression was “wow, quality!” The Flycam 3000 MB came nicely nestled in a custom foam cut-out carrying case along with an allen key for attaching the head, a few extra end caps and an extensive instruction manual.

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Set-up was fairly easy, after the full unit was assembled, I added the camera and began basic balancing.  Since the balancing process is so sensitive, it is important to set the camera up as you would when you are shooting. This process took me around 20 minutes, the Sony FDR-AX100 is a fairly light camera in terms of cameras and was a breeze to balance.

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Once the camera was rigged up I set out to capture some of my first truly stabilized 4K footage. Since the area where I live is so picturesque, I was off to capture some basic walking shots to see the effects of a real camera stabilizer.

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Over all the Flycam 3000 MB is something to be mastered and I am excited to learn more about it’s capabilities. Check out the edit below and enjoy some of my first shots during the first week of use.