Eve of Destruction 2! This time, it’s not Eve of Destruction 1! 😎 The event is pure awesome! Last year it was a combine smash up derby, this year, a truck and trailer figure 8 crash up! hehhhehe… But not only is there the main event, there is also lots of other amazing performances from exploding cars to MX stunt dudes to car flips to truck pulls. But I wasn’t there for any of it. My job was to take some pictures of the Lord of the Speedway, Byron Fichter. He’s an Estevan area photographer who specializes in landscapes and motor sports. His work at the Estevan Motor Speedway is exceedingly well known and he knows his craft. Be sure to check out his images at his website ByronFichter.com. I had fun following Byron around and taking some shots of him in action.For a guy who is known for his work at the track, it’s nice to actually get some shots of him at the track. 😎 People were saying to him “Are you the guy from the track?” Now they will see the photos and know. It was lots of fun shooting Byron and being able to nab a few shots of the event. The MX bikes were 80 feet in the air when doing their stunts! Unreal! I’m glad I was on the ground with a camera. 🙂
OK, so the title makes it sound like a Western. Who doesn’t like Westerns?! . . . OK, OK, don’t answer that. 😎 On the weekend we did a photo shoot with a really cool family in the always cool spot of Roche Percee, SK. The caves that formed naturally in the sandstone have been a bit of a tourist magnet for quite some time. And, it is very cool. If you can’t goto Moab, why not check out Roche Percee? 😉 This was a really exciting shoot because I got the chance to shoot fellow photographer & Nikonian, Byron Fichter and his family. Byron is known for his amazing work at the Estevan Motor Speedway. Ironically, I first “met” Byron at the 2011 Eve of Destruction when I took a picture of him taking pictures. We later met again on Facebook talking about photography and such. This year, I finally got to meet him in person for not only this family shoot but also some portrait work of him at 2012 Eve of Destruction. It was a riot and the kids sure had a blast playing in the caves. Very cool spot for photos!