All posts tagged: bmx racing

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Clouds, Dust, Sun, and Heat

That’s pretty much how today panned out.  It was really overcast this morning, then the sun came out, the BMX racing was dusty, and finally the heat followed, though nowhere near as bad as yesterday.  I have some images of the BMX racing for you.  We’ll talk after them.   The last image because I promised them I would put their photo up here, so I hope you like it girls and thank you. BMX racing is so different to the cycling I normally I do.  It’s faster, and somehow more exciting and exhilarating   I love photographing it.  I don’t know how I would feel if I had to do it all the time, but it’s fun to do from time to time.  It would be good to go and take some photos every now and then, just to see what I could get. None of the above images have been edited.  They are straight from the camera which is not something I do very often, and I hope you’ll forgive me.  The levels haven’t even …

Getting More Air

Day 22 – Some BMX Racing Photos

So, if you have been reading my blog, then you know that I have been to Shepparton for the State Open Titles for BMX.  It was a great day.  The skies were very overcast in the morning and slowly during the morning they cleared and we got some very blue skies.  Perfect weather for taking photos. You can see what the sky was like from this one.  This photo is of the AA boys, they were crazy, and so much fun to photograph.  They were the only ones that did the really big jumps.  Would have been great to have got a lot more of them.  These sort of shots remind me of the movie “ET”. I tried to get more shots this time than I did at Knox with more riders in the air.  This is half the race going over the jumps here. This the second last straight before the finish, they just seem to bounce up and down all the way along.  Quite amazing to watch. And more boys getting air, I …

Abandoned - 2

Day 19 – Three Different Versions

I did this the other day, on Day 17, but this time, I have tried to transform the images so they are all very different.  I have the original as it was taken.  The only thing changed is how dark or light it is. This house isn’t new to my blog, I posted it back in June in a post called Away Again.  It was taken while I was riding on the back of the motorbike.  I would really like to go back and take some photos of it again, when the light is better, and when I have time to actually stop.  I love old houses like this.  There is something strange about how quickly a house begins to decay after the occupants leave. I have done some colour burning with this one.  I love how dead grass gets some colour when you do this.  There is a lot of contrast.  Though I’m not sure this technique would work for everything. Now in black and white.  I don’t know, I think I like the …

Cornering

Day 6 – BMX Racing

I was approached recently about taking some photos of BMX racing.  Of course, the first thing I said was yes, I can do that.  Then afterwards, I thought to myself, mmm, I’ve never done this before, can I actually do it.  I looked up some clubs on the internet and did some research and found some racing this weekend, so yesterday I spent the early evening at Knoxfield at the Knox BMX Club photographing their racing. It is pretty wild, and if you have never seen BMX racing before it is quite amazing.  Some of the kids are so little that they need mum or dad to chase after them to push them over the bigger hills. I love it, it was so different to the type of cycling that I normally photograph.  You also have to love that  you can get some pretty amazing (there’s that word again) shots.  I thought I would come home with a camera full and have to delete most of them.  I was so happy that I ended up …