Criterium Continues in Portarlington
The Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic continued on to Portarlington yesterday. Another wonderful day as far as the weather went. Blue skies with lots of fluffy clouds. Perfect for taking photos. I have some more for you today, I hope you aren’t getting too bored with them.
I look at the images and think I could do this or that to them, but right now there is no time, I am having a hard time just getting the posts done each day, no time for fancy editing.
The image above was taken from ground level, well almost, and she was coming into the corner. I love shots like these, and I am getting the impression you do as well.
While there yesterday, I decided to play with my Holga lens and the fish-eye attachment that I got with it. I really haven’t done that enough, so I wanted to see if it was possible with cycling.
This is probably the best shot I got. It doesn’t do very well with speed. It was so hard to get shots that were in focus. Perhaps it is more of a still life sort of camera, good for things that aren’t moving.
I just want to show you two images that I have did some editing to, but not a lot. The next two images were taken on the first day in Geelong.
This is Emma, she is only 15 and racing with the Elite women, pretty amazing for a girl so young. I don’t know if many of you are aware of this, but juniors have to race on restricted gearing, I think it is to protect them, so they don’t get injured from pushing really big gears before their bodies are ready. It also puts them on a fairly fair playing ground with their peers. Emma is Under 17, so she rides with restricted gearing, even when she is the only one, her gears are still restricted. A tough ask, but it was great to see her out there doing what she could.
With these last two images I have just blurred the back grounds, more to make them stand out. I wanted to make them the focus of the images. These are more individual portrait shots, I would call them, rather than shots of the racing.
Today is the last day. We are off to Williamstown today. It is going to be hot, 36C or 97F, so not great, but we are expecting southerly sea breezes, so that should make it bearable. Williamstown always has massive crowds, so it should make for an interesting day. Am I looking forward to it, I don’t know.