Jean-Paul de Guzman

2016 Thompson Bucks County Classic – Part 1

 

Men's Amateur Racers speeding through the streets of Doylestown

Men’s Amateur Racers speeding through the streets of Doylestown

As I mentioned in my last article (seen here), the Thompson Bucks County Classic is one of my favorite events to watch in person every year. The action is fast and furious, and every year as the crowds get bigger, the electricity and the energy just gets multiplied with each passing lap. This year there were 4 races that took place. The Amateur Men’s kicked the day off, followed by the Kid’s Races.  Also, the Classic’s first ever Lenape Scorcher Race took place. (the bikes known as Penny Farther, or Big Front Wheels)

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And then we have our Pro Women’s, and Pro Men’s. Of course, in the center of all this action was the Doylestown Arts fest. Sadly, Alvin and I were not able to really soak in the Arts fest for one reason or another. It did seem fun, and definitely a lot activity taking place as we walked through the fest a few times to get from one place to the next.

Early specators

Early spectators

In years past, I really just approached the weekend as a spectator, taking in the sights and sounds. In the last few years though, I have been taken up in capturing the event, trying to share the joy I get when I watch the race unfold before my eyes. (more…)

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Jezza’s Film Follies (Kodak Ektar Edition)

Flower

A flower starting to whittle away.

Shooting black and white is fun and all, but, I do have a soft spot for colours. I mean, we do see colour everyday.  So, after polishing off the Ilford PanF, I popped in a roll of Kodak’s Ektar 100.  Well actually, I had dropped off the Ilford for developing at CRC at the start of my lunch hour, and that left me with an unloaded camera.  So I stopped by Fotocare, and picked up Kodak’s Ektar 100.
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