DEMO Weekend with rain, mist and broken equipment!
So, the DEMO Weekend in Järvsö Bergscykel Park was a week ago, on the 30th (and the 31st) or September, and the park was filled with vendors, celebs and outstanding people from the mountainbiking scene, and I was there!
I attended the DEMO Weekend on Saturday to film and shoot some video of the whole event, the downhill race and to just have a great time. I DID have a splendid time, but it was also the day that my newly purchased Zhiyun Crane v2 broke… Read about it here!
The Crane breaking was a real bummer, but the rest of the day was pretty ok…. or… ok, so let’s talk about this.
I had a SHITTY DAY, photo and film wise. My equipment did not want to work with me, my lenses fogged up big time while shooting in the woods, and it was because of the strange weather. It was pretty warm outside, and wet, so the mist was so intense on the mountain which covered my lens in a thick dense foggy coating. The rain was also a huge factor, because it didn’t actually rain rain, it spray rained… The Rain drops were so small and dense, that you hardly felt that it was raining, but you became completely soaked while being outside. It was like a humidifier outside. And those tiny floating drops of rain.. well, they stuck to my lens like a bee to honey.
It didn’t matter if I kept my lens at a downward angle, the rain got to it anyway. I wiped the lens countless times during the day, but to no good. The warm air kept fogging the lens. And if that was not enough, I landed a crooked footstep and threw out my knee which led me to limp down the mountain, cold, disheartened and somewhat sad.
The photos that were usable from the DEMO Weekend turned out pretty OK, but I was so sad that the whole day kind of put me down, photo and video wise. It was however really fun meeting so many awesome people, and friends I hadn’t seen in a long time, so it was kind of worth it.
I made a video about my day, and you can watch it here:
Here are some of the photos I took, and edited. Let me know if they are OK or not by leaving a comment!