This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Blurred.
A selection of blurred images covering over 30 years.
Motion blurred clouds over Colpoy’s Bay due to a sixty second exposure at dawn.
A blurred Fuchsia flower taken using a soft focus filter and high speed film.
Motion blurred motorcycle racing during the night in the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race.
Motion blurred tree trunks created by vertically panning the camera during exposure.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Moving.
Moving motorcycle during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.
Moving clouds with a 60 second exposure at dawn.
Moving wings with a Black-capped Chickadee taking flight.
Moving trees created by vertically panning the camera during exposure.
Moving water as the Sydenham River falls over the Niagara Escarpment at Inglis Falls.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Anything with 1, 2 or 3 wheels.
I decided to go with a photo from my archives taken on black and white film.
9 hours down, 15 to go. This is Team Bike at around midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France in 1982. The rear of the bike and rider is being illuminated by a following bike.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Outdoors.
As someone who is primarily an outdoor photographer I had plenty of photos to pick from but I needed a theme to follow. So I decided to go with as wide a variety of subject matter as possible and to start in the 1970s and end this summer.
One of my earliest photos. The negative for the first version got lost or damaged so I reshot the scene next time there was snow. Trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the mid 1970s.
Entering the start/finish straight at around midnight at the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race. Le Mans, France in April 1982.
Light beam on a hillside at Loch Arkaig, Scotland in the autumn of 1985.
A Red Fox in a hay field taken in Faddiley, Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.
A Borage flower bud photographed in Nantwich, Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s.
An American White Pelican at Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.
Waves and rocks at sunrise on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada in the early 2000s.
Canada Day fireworks from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay. The fireworks are in the town of Wiarton a couple of miles away across the bay. Taken on Canada Day last year.
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise this summer.
ThIs is my contribution to the Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge: Oh, the Place You’ll Go.
The challenge brought back memories of a question I posed on a photography forum some years ago. I asked what people would like to go back to photograph with modern equipment?
Having been a photographer since the late 1970s there’s quite a list of locations and situations that I would like to photograph again varying from motorsports to wildlife spectacles. I would have great fun re-shooting any of the selections below.
In the early 1980s I was living in London, England and traveling around Europe in the summer photographing motorcycle endurance racing. Team Bike at the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race, France in 1982.
In the mid 1980s I was visiting Scotland to photograph nature and landscapes for photo libraries. A light beam on a hillside, Loch Arkaig, Scotland near sunset in the autumn.
In the late 1980s I was documenting the nesting cycles of some European bird species. An adult Eurasian Blue Tit feeding young in a nestbox, Cheshire, England.
In the early 1990s I was living in Cheshire, England. I spent some time positioning a portable hide (blind) to allow me to sit within a couple of yards of a Common Kingfisher.
In the late 1990s I was living in Saskatchewan, Canada. In the autumn parts of Saskatchewan are a major stopover for some species of birds heading south for the winter. Huge numbers of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes gather together in various locations. Snow Geese taking flight at Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan.
Winters in Saskatchewan can be very cold but also very spectacular. A frozen section of marsh at sunset, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan at -40°.
The new Tuesday Photo Challenge is Night.
I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of my motorcycle endurance racing shots taken in the middle of the night. This set is from the 1982 Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France. Most of the shots feature Team Bike, the team I was there to cover.
Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at around 1 o’clock in the morning.
Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at around 11 o’clock at night.
A Team Bike rider departing the pits after a night time pit stop at around 1 o’clock in the morning.
A nighttime pit stop for Team Bike at around 3 o’clock in the morning.
Entering the start/finish straight at around midnight.
Throwback Thursday travels back 37 years to the first weekend in April, 1982.
I was in France at the Le Mans race circuit for the 24 hour motorcycle endurance race. I was there to photograph Team Bike as they competed in their first Endurance World Championship race.
The bike came in for fuel around six in the morning. 15 hours down, 9 to go.