Wednesday, April 15, 2009

ready and wait to roll out with c4ers

photos by cuong aka buzz

who is c4ers? what is crooked cog(s) cycling club? c4ers among us who live in twin cities, minnesota. we all are asl signers to led a full social life. we share our same passion in cycling like road ride, mountain bike, cyclocross, velodrome & triathlon. check out another unofficial blog of c4 for more information.

i just rode the track bike on track at the velodrome outside in perfect cool weather last saturday for open training first time since my introductory track class in 2007. i only rode for several laps and decided to call a quit for a day because my my neck is already stiff & sored due to hold the handlebar's handgrip too low for aero position. i will try to ride again next time after my neck get used to recover from.

i mounted both lemond road bike & jamis sonik track bike together on the rack to test driving on highway. i notice the wheel mounted on front rack began to have more vibration than the wheel mounted on rear rack when i drove mini at 60 mph. i decided to put both wheels mounted on rear rack for better draft and less vibration.

btw, you can see in photos why my two bikes scream my name and beg me to ride on them with my teammates c4ers. thank god that i just finished preparing with my tax return last sunday before deadline in april 15th today! that is why i am looking forward to ride with our c4ers this april 18th on saturday for pedal off from the free of stress.

i save best one for the last one (rawland) when it is right time. ;)

cuong aka buzz

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

cat6 tour of flanders

photos by cuong aka buzz

i am with cat6 for 3 years but i never find the courage to race yet after my incident in 2006. last sunday, i went to the cat6 tour of flanders for a fundraiser for the state fair crit.

i chicken out for not riding with them at noon after little snow. i decided to do some shoots at the riding and event instead of. you can see all photos were done with my sony a900. you perhaps notice a portrait of me. a guy sat by table next to my table & he walked to ask me if he can try it. i handle it to him and he shot to take picture of me. but the rest of all photos are done by me.

my whole camera with grip & lens looks exactly like this one

it was worth for me to invest $ in sony a900 & carl zeiss lenses because photo brought the best out of me to discover the talent & enjoyment to share with people by being able to see beauty in people. have fun to peep at my photos.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

my wife and our friends at the climbing

photos by cuong aka buzz

my wife was invited to the climbing with our good friends for the ladies night discount last friday. last photo was taken with carl zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 in nice dept of field. other four photos were taken with carl zeiss 85mm f/1.4 for portrait and little "tele" funcation.

they had great time. my wife had sore arms.


Friday, February 13, 2009

our hoosier x-mas in 2008

photos by cuong aka buzz

spending our time with my wife's family for x-mas in indiana. with my new sony a900 & carl zeiss 85mm f/1.4 gave me pleasure to capture many things in nice bokeh.

btw, my new macbook pro laptop helped me to flow work faster with apple aperture than my old imac computer (crashed & freeze all the time). that is why i get back to blogs.

let these several pictures tell you the story itself enough.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

my first mini portfolio

photo by cuong aka buzz

i was lucky to have this privilege to photograph the portrait of "mother & son" with their enthusiasm & bonds. it is for my future portfolio to collect my artwork. i shoot my sony a900 with carl zeiss 85 mm f/1.4 lens.

one good friend of mine is photographer, who gave me the tip about having any contact between cheek to cheek is risk for me to photo. i tried to seek capturing their bonds by putting them in contact. i never notice until tim pointed out my first top photo as little sign of warning.

funny, no one from sony forum has warned me about the thumbnail rule. to be honest, top first one is my first choice cuz i like the natural of her hair fell and contact. i perhaps can do better next time by capturing them at 1/4" gap between their cheek & cheek in time before they made contact in their cheeks.

many thanks to tim for tip so i can learn a thing or two, wait a minute, i lied. i do learn a lot things from him anyway.

Monday, December 1, 2008

belated thanksgiving on friday

photo by cuong aka buzz

it is first time for me to own any dslr camera. sony dslr-a900 and carl zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 did give me a great pleasure to photograph with. i decided not to use any flash and tried out the high iso.

enjoy viewing several photos of mine from our thanksgiving.


Friday, September 19, 2008

isd homecoming 2008 & my wife's class of 1988

photo by cuong aka buzz

my beloved wife asked me to go with her to the indiana school for deaf's homecoming 2008 in order to meet deaf people at her class of 1988 for 20 year reunion last weekend.

they talked about their life and what they do, etc... then they brought up to talk about their old memories when they looked at my wife's old pictures.

should i scan lisa's old pictures so you can compare what they looked like in 20 years ago in their youth?

little boy at last picture with #18 on his colt jersey. he surprised me cuz he walked to check out our car then asked his mom and my wife if this is mini cooper s. he and i have same good taste in mini. i felt bad that i didn't think about offering him a ride to take a spin on my car cuz i was tired and ready to leave for home.