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Month of Squares

Past Squares #28

January Squares: Headlight

January Squares: Headlight

Team Bike entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 motorcycle endurance race in April 1982.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Words containing Light Squares Month and is my day 28 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Photo Challenges

Quattro

Or Audi Quattro if you prefer, both work for the prompt.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: October Alphabet, must have Q or U in the word prompt.

An Audi Quattro competing in the Lombard RAC Rally in the mid 1980s. Photographed during a spectator stage through Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire, England at dusk.

CMMC: October Alphabet Q or U in the word
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Lens-Artists

Black and White

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Black and White prompt.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage at Elgol on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Easter 1980.

Monochrome Monday: 22nd March 2021

Intentional camera movement of trees in snow on the South Bruce Peninsula last winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The Houses of Parliament in London, England from the South Bank of the River Thames. In the very early 1980s I was one of the field testers for a new type of black and white film, Ilford XP1.

Monochrome Monday: 28th December 2020

The Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula at sunrise last autumn.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

Team Bike entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in April 1982.

Lens-Artists: My Photographic Journey

Trees on snow covered farmland in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. One of my earliest photos dating back to the mid 1970s.

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Photo Challenges

Audi Sport

Or Motorsports. Or simply RS.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Word that contains R and S prompt.

On reading the prompt I thought of the initials RS, sometimes used by car makers to designate a sporting version of a car. It stands for Rally Sport, Rallye Sport or RennSport (racing sport) depending on the manufacturer.

That started me thinking about motorsports and rallying in particular. Which is how I got to the Audi Sport logo on the side of this Audi Quattro.

CMMC: Word with R and S
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One Word Sunday

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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Month of 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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CBWC

Monochrome Motorsports

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

I thought the two R in motorsports was a start. Then I found a couple of photos with more letter R in the captions.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Letter R

Rallying, a dusk spectator stage of the Lombard RAC Rally.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Wheels

Scrambling at Hatherton, Cheshire.