January Squares: 11:10 p.m. Taillights

This is my Saturday, day 18 contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

I picked this photo because it was taken at 11:10 p.m. on a Saturday night according to the giant clock at the end of the pit lane. Two taillights heading up the start/finish straight at the Le Mans race circuit during a 24 hour motorcycle race. The race started at 3:00 p.m. so just over eight hours, or one third of the race down.

January Squares: 11:10 p.m. Taillights

January Squares: Headlight

This is my day four post for Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

A rider enters the start/finish straight at around midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in 1982. Even in those days most endurance race bikes ran twin headlights but this machine is competing in the silhouette class where the race bike has to have the same silhouette as the production machine it’s based on. So a single headlight and only minor modifications allowed.

Nine hours down, fifteen to go.

January Squares: Headlight

CFFC: Vibrant Colours

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours.

My first thought was of some of my sunrise and sunset photos. Then I thought about the Santa Claus parade in the local town last Saturday night.

A fire truck near the start of the parade. The fire department was collecting food and toys for the local community drive.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours

 

Santa Claus bringing up the end of the parade.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours

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.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Night

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Night.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before deciding to go simple, the prompt is night so photos taken at night. I then decided on only two photos taken about 40 years apart.

Inside a graveyard at night, Wybunbury, Cheshire, England. Taken in the late 1970s when I was a photography student. Part of an art school project although after all these years I don’t remember the brief. I do remember getting permission to take them. Nowadays there would probably have to be a healthy and safety assessment before entering such a dangerous location at night.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Night.

 

Wiarton Village Fair fireworks. Taken one year ago today. This year’s fireworks will be going off in around 15 hours. You get an idea of how big some of these modern commercial fireworks are when you compare them to the lights on the fun fair rides on the horizon. The photo was taken from over two miles away across Colpoy’s Bay from the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Night.

Night Hours

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.

Night Stint.

Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at around 11 o’clock at night.

Night racing

A Team Bike rider departing the pits after a night time pit stop at around 1 o’clock in the morning.

Night time pit stop.

A nighttime pit stop for Team Bike at around 3 o’clock in the morning.

Night pit stop.

Entering the start/finish straight at around midnight.

Motion at night.

Motion at night

The new Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Motion.

This is the third version of my response to the challenge after deciding that the first two photos I picked were a bit to obvious.

This is a shot of one of the competitors in the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race. The rider is exiting the last turn onto the start/finish straight. Taken around midnight, so 9 hours into the race with 15 to go.

Motion at night.