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Monthly Squares

One Of A Kind #3

When you’re photographing endurance racing at night with a telephoto lens and experimenting with motion blur every shot is one of a kind.

A competitor entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

This is my day 21 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: One Of A Kind #3
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Weekly Photo Challenge

Bright

A rider entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

One thing about having no internet connection at home, I’m sitting at the computer editing some of the thousands of slides I copied last winter. This photo dates back to April 1982 when I was obviously experimenting with motion blur.

My contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Bright.

One Word Sunday: Bright
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Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge

Monochrome Wheels

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Wheels.

Having started digitising my slide archives I am planning on digitising my black and white negatives once the slides are finished. I copied a dozen or so black and white negatives as a test and of those about half were motorsports. Which worked out rather well for Cee’s challenge.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Wheels

Moto cross or scrambling as it was known as in the 1970s when the photo was taken. In those days there was a rope protecting the spectators.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Wheels

Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at night. Eight hours down, sixteen to go. Taken 38 years ago today at the 1982 Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Wheels

Team Bike approaching the start/finish straight at around noon during the 1982 Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France. Twenty one hours down, three to go.

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Moving

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Moving.

Moving motorcycle during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

Friendly Friday: Moving

 

Moving clouds with a 60 second exposure at dawn.

Six Word Saturday, a sixty second exposure at dawn.

 

Moving wings with a Black-capped Chickadee taking flight.

A Black-capped Chickadee taking off.

 

Moving trees created by vertically panning the camera during exposure.

CFFC: Trees.

 

Moving water as the Sydenham River falls over the Niagara Escarpment at Inglis Falls.

Falling Water.

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Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Anything with 1, 2 or 3 wheels

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.

Night Stint.

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Throwback Thursday

Dawn pit stop.

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.

Stopping for fuel at dawn.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

The need for speed!!!

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is ‘The need for speed!!!’

Having shot a variety of motorsports for a couple of magazines in the 1980s I had a range of options in the archives.

However, once I started going through the archives there was an obvious pick. Motorcycle endurance racing was my favourite form of racing. So the pick is a long exposure of a bike entering the start/finish straight at night. Taken in 1982 at the Le Mans 24 hour race at around midnight if I recall correctly. Which meant that the rider, motorcycle and photographer were 9 hours in with 15 hours to go.

Night racing.