Bikers Ride for Veterans in Woodland Park, Colorado

Saturday was a big day for S. W. Krull Imaging… I got my first “newsworthy” article published on the Examiner. Saturday was the day for the big annual biker rally for veterans called the Salute to Veterans Rally. I’ve written quite a few articles for the Examiner but up until Saturday had yet to trip the “newsworthy” counter.

So I woke up early on Saturday to check out my camera equipment. It has been a while since I have used it so I thought I’d better look it over. Sure enough, the battery was nearly dead so I found the charger and hooked it up. Cleaned the lens and checked the settings. It was going to be a bright sunny day and the bikes would be moving fast so I decided to go to manual with a 1000th of a second shutter speed. Aperture would have to be determined on site.

About a half hour before the mass start from the high school I headed down to main street to get some shots of the crowd and then off to the west side of town for a better view of Pikes Peak. Right on time I heard the roar of hundreds if not thousands of motorcycles and the police escort and color guard appeared, followed by huge procession of bikes heading for Cripple Creek and the main celebration.

The event was quite a sight and well worth the effort to attend. Soon the bikes dwindled to a trickle and I headed home to look at the pictures, 125 in all, and write my story. One of the first boxes to check is the newsworthy box. So I checked the requirements and after a little thought decided to go for it. The article went into the awaiting approval queue and all there was left to do was wait. It wasn’t long and I got the news… approved 🙂


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