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Four Of A Kind #3

Four motorcycles in fog on their way to the Dragon Motorcycle Rally in Snowdonia, North Wales.

Taken in the very early 1980s when I was field testing Ilford XP1 prior to its release.

This is my day 24 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Four Of A Kind #3
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Monthly Squares

Six Of A Kind

Theoretically six identical race prepared Yamaha RD 350 LC motorcycles. I say theoretically because while Yamaha tried to make them all identical some were reputedly better than others.

This is a race in the Yamaha Pro-Am series in the mid 1980s. Yamaha supplied 25 bikes for a mix of professional and amateur riders. Which bike you got was the luck of the draw.

This is my day 6 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

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CFFC

Bikes, Trikes or Motorcycles

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bikes, Trikes or Motorcycles prompt.

I decided to go with one photo of each.

 

Friendly Friday: Fake.

A bike on High Street, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Framing The Shot.

A trike on Berford Street, Wiarton, Ontario, Canada.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: In Transit

Motorcycles on a campsite at the Le Mans race circuit in France after the 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

 

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CBWC

Monochrome Motorcycles

For my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Anything with a Motor or Engine I decided to go with a small selection of photos of various motorcycles. After all, they have motor in the name.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Anything with a Motor or Engine

A Sunday morning rider change during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in 1982.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Anything with a Motor or Engine

Detail of the motor and gearbox of a restored vintage motorcycle at a vintage and veteran vehicle display.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Wheels

A four stroke motor in a moto cross bike, something of a rarity in the late 1970s.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Anything with a Motor or Engine

The Phasar, a feet forward concept motorcycle built by Malcolm Newell in the early 1980s.

 

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Monthly Squares

April Squares: On Top of the Hill

This is my day eight contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge and probably the oldest photo I will post for April Squares.

Two competitors crest the top of a hill in a race. Photographed at the moto cross track in Hatherton, Cheshire in the late 1970s. Except in those days it was known as scrambling.

April Squares: On Top of the Hill

 

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 16th March 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back to the very early 1980s as I continue digitising my slide and negative archives.

This photo of motorcycles in fog was taken in Snowdonia, North Wales as the riders were on their way to the Dragon Motorcycle Rally. A photo taken on Ilford XP1 when I was field testing it. I have posted a different version of the photo previously, this version is the whole negative rather than from a cropped print.

Monochrome Monday: 16th March 2020

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Nostalgic.

Here’s a small selection of places, species or things that I am nostalgic about.

Having moved to Canada in the late 1990s I still miss the European Robin. They were usually real characters. I had one that would land on the door mirror of the car as soon as I parked. It knew that there was a good chance of something to eat. Here’s one having a bath in Cheshire, England.

Bath time

 

Motorcycles in fog from Snowdonia in North Wales in 1981. This makes me nostalgic for a couple of reasons. Firstly, in those days I would strap a camera bag on the back of a motorcycle and take off across the country or Europe. Secondly, the shot was taken with Ilford XP1, I was one of the field testers prior to its launch. In those days I shot as much black and white film as colour. I no longer have the ability to “see” in black and white the way I could in the days of shooting film.

Motorcycles emerging from fog.

 

In the late 1990s I was living in central Saskatchewan, Canada. Each autumn large numbers of Snow Geese would congregate on their way south for the winter. In this photo a flock is taking off from part of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. The sight and sound of the birds taking flight is something I hope I never forget.

A gathering of Snow Geese.

 

A hoarfrost covered Oak tree in Cheshire, England in the early 1980s. This is nostalgia about the simplicity of photography in those days. A manual focus camera and a couple of lenses. A few years later I was carrying a backpack for the various cameras and lenses.

Hoarfrost and snow covered Oak tree.