I was going though all the 1000s of photos on my many hard drives earlier on looking for a few photos of specific people. Its a boring task but one I have to do pretty regularly. One of the only plus sides is getting to see all the photos that other wise will never get seen ever again. OK so these arnt those photos, most of these have already been online in one way or another, some though haven't.
I just saw these and thought I would do a bit of a post saying why I like these photos, where, when they where taken and anything else of note about each image.
From various races over the last season from BDS races to WCs... Take a look and let me know which is your fav in the comments bellow and I might put it up full res for desktop backgrounds...
|Marc B - Molfre. BDS Rd 2 at the start of the season, hot, dusty,fast, and a hard track to shoot.This is one of the only shots from the weekend I was really happy with and the only one that made it in to my favs of 2011. The track tape, the rider, his stance, the light all just came together.
|This is a shot of Brook McDonald from NZ tearing up Val Di Sole. My fav track of the year hands down for shooting ( as I'm sure you can guess from this post ) and one of my fav shots, like the light, the movement, the rider...pure summer racing....
|Danny Hart, the man of the moment smashing through the top rock fest at Val. Some shots work in BW some don't, I think the texture and harsh light in this make it work...I like the other riders watching on as well, all looking right at him.|
|Greg Minnar ( again Val ) , you can see the photographers that go to all of these things from a mile off. they all flock round the patches of light and not the big jumps. I was right next to the one and only Gary Perkin shooting this, nice patch of sun opened up right on top of this little rock garden. Shot a few riders come through but none got it quite as agro as Greg.|
|Gwin. Pinned.Trying to get lost in all the trees. What more needs saying? |
|One from BDS 3 at Llangollen. Tyre kicking up a bit of dust going down the steep hill. Nothing special but sometimes its the simple details that tell the story.|
|Matti L. Has quite possibly the worst luck of any rider, when is he not in hospital with multiple broken bits? heal up mate your rad to shoot and from all I have been don't deserve to be all broke... |
|The Rat on the same turn at Ft Bill as Matti above. Don't know why I went for BW with this one as he is in the red kit
, I think it could be the texture and tones. the light, and the fact its pin sharp. I feel its still a great shot despite the lack of colour.
|Greg again on the top slopes of Ft Bill...Nice shot showing the Loch and hills in the background, bit of a pan to show the speed and even a slight bar turn. |
|This ( or a slight edit of it ) is my personal current background. I love it, the man himself, in the stars and stripes, dust, pinned,sharp,focused,number 1 plate...love it! |
|My mate Mr Rich T. Fellow SW rider and pinner. Had a bit of a mare of a season but should be back on top form come 2012 and I for one cant wait. Here he is looking race as fuck at BDS 3 in the sun... |
|Rach Atherton at FortBill...Don't know why I like this one, think its just all the trees adding depth to the image. Why isn't she doing a huge scrub though?!|
|The most bow legged mother fucker on the race scene, Jack Reading. Had a great season with some storming results. Don't know whats going on in this photo though, he isn't trying to knee everyone he passes? |
|Another one of Ratty, this time in Wales at Llangollen. Love the sun glinting off his lid and the fact his body position just screams speed.|
|Another one of Jack as well, This one from Leogang. God I miss summer and it isn't really even winter yet... |
|The most elusive man of the last few season. Mr Hill. Always seems to have something better to do than his job. He is a hardly any of the races and yet still is seen as some kind of god. He is pretty rad mind... |
|The last shot, a nice Pano from the edge of the woods at Llangollen from the Nat Champs. I'm going there and saying its my fav venue in the UK hands down as a shooter. I know the uplifts wank and you would be better of trying to crawl up on your belly but look at it...what a hill! |
Well that just about finishes off this post. This blogs getting a bit like the buses, nothing for yonks then tones at the same time. I might give it a rest for a few days...Probs not though...
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