Thursday 25 August 2011

Bond, Alen Bond - New edit and photos

Last night quite late we ( and I ) flicked the green switch on my latest edit shot in Morzine a few weeks back between the La Bresse and Val Di Sole WCs with Alex Bond.

The main reason we went out shooting was to get some photos to go with his CV which is being put together at the moment ready to send out. He has had a great season in 2011 after getting his head down last winter and doing some training, 2-3 podiums at BDS races with some stacked Fields, 2nd at the Nat Champs and a top 20 at a WC... all as a full privateer!

So I thought the least I could do was shoot some photos for him, we also ended up shooting a few clips of video, mainly to show the other guys later that night, but the video kinda took over the day some what and we came out with possibly my favorite edit I have put out this year...

Shot all in 1 day on the super Morzine track Hatchet, and some of the more secret new loamy tracks on the pleny, using the 550d with adapter ring and Nikon lens's

  • Nikon 50mm F1.8
  • Sigma 15mm F2.8 fisheye
  • Nikon 80-200 F2.8
And the ever trusty Manfrotto may notice in a few shots what look like crane shots but that's just clever use of the tripod...

Thanks to both and for supporting the video, click through and check out what they do!

Anyway less talking and more of what your here for, photos and video...

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Val Di Sole - WC finals 2011

The last 3 ish weeks have been some what of a blur...

A blur of Vans, Motorways, bikes and pixels...Obviously not literally, or I wouldn't be doing my job very well would I!

Anyway Last year I loved shooting at Val Di Sole, the weather, the track, the dust all just made for some great images, and this year was no different...

If you read this thing at all regularly you will have been seeing my daily photo updates on all week, but for those that missed it here are a few of my favs that got posted up throughout the week... for more check out the site via the link just above...

4 days at home to enjoy my Birthday ( which I very nearly forgot ha ) and to catch up on the more boring side of work before heading back off to the Alps for the Worlds in Champery then up to the BDS finals in Ft Bill!


Tuesday 9 August 2011

La Bresse WC mega photo post!

I know I start a good deal of posts here with some kind of apology for not posting more, so I thought why break tradition with this one haha

Busy travelling, working, and when I’m not doing either of those things riding, writing blog posts has taken somewhat of a back seat as of late.

Anyway I thought I would come back in with a bit of a banger of a post...

As you may have noticed I never seem to post many images up from races, this is because magazines and websites won’t run or pay you for photos that have already been seen by the masses. So most of the time the images sit on my hard drives for months on end doing abosolute sweet FA.

So this week’s WC race in La Bresse France I thought I would be a bit more out there and post some of the better photos from the week up online via

See those posts here:

Anyway here are a few from those posts, and a few ones just for this blog...

Nice house right next to the track...
Gwin in his finals run, hard to get something with that finals feel and still be a good image riding and angles wise

Rat boy with the roosty grass shot

Matti L in the steep rocky shoot at the top

Gee getting the back end out up top
Jack Reading in the bottom feild

Some random dude throwing some mad styling shapes

Marc B in his quali runs in the rock garden section of the track

Anyway for plenty more shots see my FB group here:

I will also be doing more of these updates right through Val Di Sole next week so tune in to WO everyday during that race for some bangers...

Now time to go ride some bikes instead of taking photos of them ha

Ta J