Posted on June 4, 2017
This is one event well recommended to professional/novice or beginners, in the mountain biking world, I tried the event circuit out myself about a month before the main weekend and found it challenging with a good work out, I did not ride this weekend but got a reasonable session of photography in which I hope you all enjoy. Photo’s/images will be in gallery under Sports.
One word I will say is yes I am going to set my goal to race this event next year, so maybe I might get myself in some images by other photographers on the day.
Just little note’s, and info that I know of that I will give all so if interested will go and have a go at this event next year, all links I will have a list so you can easy go to the proper sites.
If you can ride a Mountain Bike, then am sure Bayview Blast and Rats cycling club will find an event that suits you best.
This event is a great family weekend for fun and excitement.
Sunday is the Marathon and Half Marathon. where riders will either be keen “competitors” or out to challenge themselves or other to see if they can complete a distance or set a personal time. Team events will add to the intrigue with pairs able to join in a relay format to challenge themselves or race for a place.
Rats cycling Club has negotiated a deal with “Mountain Bike Australia” so that all insurance built into the entry fee, so need to worry about race license for Social riders, road club members, triathletes, Tough Mudder enthusiasts this event can offer anyone and everyone a place to test themselves.
If more information is needed don’t hesitate to contact any of the links listed below, “Happy Biking”
Posted on November 8, 2015
Heritage Park is full of Vintage treasures or old junk depending on what you see, there are lots of old machinery, bikes, buses, quaint cottages waiting to be restored, an old submarine. The are sheds full of vintage telephones , sewing machines, kitchen appliances, lots and lots to be really creative with. http://southcoastrestorationsocietyinc.org.au/wp/annual-rally/ This place I must say is an awesome place for all different types of photography, Follow the above link for more info about this place. Wish you all a great week and keep shooting 😉
Posted on August 2, 2015
On Saturday 01/08/2015, I had arranged to do a photo shoot at http://www.bikesandbulls.com.au/ Mudgeeraba show grounds, I prearranged to do the shoot about 4 days earlier, I had seen a number of bill boards around the Gold Coast advertising the event, I thought that would be a great opportunity for my photography to get some good action shot in and hopefully try to gain some fast shutter night flash work experience. Four days earlier I emailed Brodie Carmichael, founder and owner of Bike&Bulls, explaining my situation that I am a full-time Motor Mechanic, and am a freelance photographer on weekend, and have shot photo’s every weekend when possible for the last 4 years, the email was asking him if he could arrange a pass for me for the event and if it was ok for me to photo shoots on the day, for exchange of that experience I would give him all full copies of photo’s. Brodie replied to my email that day with a phone call we had a little chat, he said it would not be a problem, the only main thing he specified was I could not go out back due to firework set up, and not to go in the bull arena, as he had their own personal photographer and there was a safety aspect involved, like waiver/exemption form there was not enough time for that, I said that would be ok, as for the experience would be more than I need for this shoot. We arranged to meet at the Mudgeeraba markets that day where he was doing promo work for the event, he gave me an entry pass we chatted a little more, the event opens at 3pm main shows starts at 5pm till 7.30, he said I would get a better chance if I got there at 1pm to photo shoot the freestyle bike riders practicing, he was right I got some great daylight faster shutter speed shots, the exposure lighting was great, photo’s I believe where awesome, on the day maybe a little more cloud cover might have given the photo’s a bit of a texture look, but I was happy with what I have. One thing I will admit I am not used to faster shutter night flash photography, but the more I do the better I will get, as you will see there was not many night shots, I strongly recommend if you have never done one of these events, they are a family friendly arrange event then go to Brodie Carmichael web site http://www.bikesandbulls.com.au/ I have a number of photo’s of the event action, under sporting events in gallery.
Posted on May 31, 2015
cooly ROCKS on formally known as Winter-suns, is on its 5th year now and only growing bigger and better every year.
Today was Awesome, great first Sunday for this event cars and people every where, from what I could see, 2015 will possibly be the biggest 50s and 60s nostalgia festival in Australia! Will participate from 29th May to 8th June, From Kirra Beach to Tweed Heads there will be over 2 kilometers of Rock ‘n roll, Rockabilly, Swing music and over 1,000 hot rods, custom cars and classic vehicles will line the stunning beaches of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads. Browse through over 100 retro market stalls and 100 craft market stalls, Music fills the venues. This is a free event, which get the whole community together.
Shows are on most evenings at various venues throughout the festival precinct, more and more retro cars roll up each day and the festival builds and builds, culminating in a Grand Finale weekend where the main streets are closed, from midnight Friday night until midnight Sunday night. The Grand Finale weekend showcases over 1300 cars built before and up to 1970 in a Show ‘n Shine and evening car cruises. Don’t miss this very popular annual event as an entrant or a spectator; it’s a clock wound backwards in colourfully/spectacular way. If I can I will try to make it there next Saturday for some more photo’s, as it will be one of the main days and there will be a lot more cars, and possibly be able to get some good people shots.
More Pictures in Abstract Gallery.