Fixed.org.au Show ‘N’ Shine 2013
This year marked the second annual FOA Shown ‘N’ Shine. The calibre of bikes really stepped up this year with a whole bunch of really amazing bikes coming out of the woodworks. As always, Rolly and the Electron Workshop crew put on a great event and the whole night had a great atmosphere.
I didn’t do too badly myself and my new Speedvagen took away best road bike (integrated shifters) and almost took out People’s Choice!
Head over to my Flickr to check the whole set which has a few more shots of some of the sweet bikes entered and head over to the FoA blog and read a write-up from Rolly.
Hawthorn CC Women’s Crit Series - Race 1
After a couple of consecutive weeks of racing being rained out, the ladies finally got a dry night to kick off their crit racing series!
The good light was around all of two laps so I couldn’t get as many shots as I’d hoped for. Keeping my fingers crossed that the ladies get a clearer night over the next few races and I can shoot a proper set. There is however a small set of shots from last week over at my Flickr.
I couldn’t think of a better way to farewell the 2013 Aus CX season than Saturday night’s race. Last year, I was on the other side of the world and missed out on Spooky and I’ve gotta say I was pretty gutted. There was nothing that was gonna stop me from missing it this year. After a full season of flying all over the country shooting more CX than I ever have before, it felt great to be back home, at the familiar Brunswick Velodrome for a bit of good ol’ Dirty Deeds fun-filled cyclocross good-times. And the team at DDCXHQ delivered.
Being the final race it was more about a fun wind down than serious racing and it was just what everyone needed. Costumes were plentiful (except in Lewis Rattray’s case!) and the party mood was high.
I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in cyclocross this year; organisers, volunteers, Dave Morgan and the Morgan clan, the riders, spectators, sponsors and local councils. Without this coming together of people this wouldn’t be possible and I wouldn’t be able to spend my time doing one of the things I love the most. I met a bunch of really great people this year, had a whole heap of fun and took my photography to a new level which I’m incredibly proud of.
Anyway, enough of the soppy stuff! Head over to my Flickr where you can scope one last set of photos for this year.
I’ll be back again next year but the amount of photos will be less as I finally plan on racing!
See you next season, cyclocross. <3
Anonymous asked: Your CX photos are the definition of incredible. Keep it up!
Ahh thank you! And don’t you worry, I won’t be stopping anytime soon.
this guy shoots cross better than everyone else, sorry everyone else.
Fameandspear is pretty good. Just sayin’.
Oh gosh! Thank you for the kind words!
Balint is someone whose CX work I really admire. I just recently bought his CX photo book! So being even remotely compared to him is really quite awesome!
Hawthorn Cycling Club Crits - 16/10/13
On Wednesday evening I decided to cruise down to the Boulevard, home to one of Melbourne’s crit racing circuits locally known as ‘The Teardrop’ to watch a couple of mates race in the HCC’s weekly crits.
Last year I found myself wanting to go down to the crits and take some shots but for whatever reason, I never went. This year I made sure I’d get down there as the racing is held during the magic hour so opportunity for some great lighting is often prevalent. This week was no exception.
There’s a couple of my favourites above but you can check out a few more at my Flickr.
I’m gonna try and make it down there regularly and continue to take photos so will keep posting up shots as they happen.
Rapha Women’s Transfer Ride - Woodend -> Sunbry
A few weeks ago, Rapha Australia put on their first ever Women’s Transfer Ride. Basically, the idea of a transfer ride is to combine a ride with some form of transport - be it train, boat, bus etc. - to enable people to ride roads they wouldn’t normally due to distance away.
I had a few friends going on the ride and they dropped a kind word to Sarah at Rapha to ask if I could tag along to take shots. Luckily Sarah was kind enough to let me join!
I won’t go into a report of the ride because my good friend Caz did a much better job than I ever would at which you can check out over on the Rapha Blog.
I’ve been waiting for Rapha to put up the story so I could post my photos up and just a few days ago it went up so I’m free to share all the photos with you! Above are a few of my favourites but as always there’s a bunch more over at my Flickr.
This spurred on another transfer ride just a week later which again I was lucky enough to tag along to and shoot so there’ll be photos coming from that in a few weeks too so keep you eyes peeled!
Ben’s Baum Ristretto
Ben was recently over from Adelaide to pick up his newly finished Baum Ristretto so we decided to meet up for a couple of snaps.
This was the first bike shoot I’d done in a while and the first one with my new camera so I was a little rusty and still getting used to a fresh camera interface but it was really enjoyable to be doing a bike shoot again.
Ben went all out dressing up his Ristretto with a Campy Super Record Groupset, 3T bar/stem and the ever amazing leatherwork of Mick Peel.
Check out the rest of my shots over at my Flickr!
redwoodrevolution asked: Awesome pictures. Keep up the good work. Rick from New Zealand