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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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Weekly Photo Challenge

An Interesting Perspective

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: An Interesting Perspective prompt.

I thought about some of the long exposure photos I have taken down at the local bay since it was opened after being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: An Interesting Perspective
Storm clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.
Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night
Star trails over Colpoy’s Bay at night.
Clouds moving across Colpoy's Bay at dawn
A 346 second exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: An Interesting Perspective
A 10 second exposure of Colpoy’s Bay at dawn to soften the water.
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Weekly Photo Challenge

Star

Actually, lots of stars, a shooting star and a planet. This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Star.

What looks like the brightest star is really the planet Venus over Colpoy’s Bay a couple of hours before sunrise. There’s also some weak northern lights just above the horizon and a shooting star. Photographed a couple of weeks ago when I was looking for the Neowise comet.

 

One Word Sunday: Star

 

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Travel Tuesday

Colpoy’s Bay at night

Travel Tuesday is only traveling back to very early last Saturday morning when I traveled to the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay in another attempt to photograph the comet Neowise.

These star trails over Colpoy’s Bay are a 25 minute exposure in total. I was using the live composite setting on an Olympus camera so the initial exposure was 1 second with a further 1,499 1 second exposures added to the initial exposure.

Earth has started passing through the Perseids meteor shower which explains all the shooting stars the camera recorded. The light along the bottom left of the frame is a vehicle driving down the shoreline road. The breaks in the light are when the vehicle is behind trees.

 

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark.

The prompt got me thinking about some of the nighttime photos from my film archives that I started digitising last winter.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at night during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

Canada Day fireworks on Monument Hill, Punnichy, Saskatchewan in 1999.

 

Friendly Friday: Nighttime

The Wybunbury, Cheshire churchyard at night. Taken in the late 1970s for an art school project although I have long forgotten what the brief was.

 

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One Word Sunday

Flare

And Flair.

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday challenge Flare or Flair.

Having shot a few photos of sun shining through trees with deliberate flare on some of my recent walks around the neighborhood I then decided to go in a completely different direction. So here’s a visit to the Le Mans race circuit in France for the 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in the spring of 1982.

The flare in this photo is created by the lights illuminating the pit lane entrance and the start/finish straight at the race circuit. The photo was taken with the silvernose OM Zuiko 50mm that I got with my Olympus OM1 in 1976. Those lenses were single coated rather than multi coated which probably explains the flare.

The flair in this photo is the motorcycle and rider. Built on a shoestring budget in a garage in London this is the bikes first race. It looks like a standard Honda CB900 rather than a purpose built endurance racer. Despite all that the team was up to 8th in the race at one point, ahead of some of the big budget professional teams.

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