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Mad Aussie
06-28-2009, 05:20 AM
I just spent the weekend shooting a 24hr MTB race called the 'Insomnia 24hr'

Photography.ca's own AntZ was racing in the event in a 2 person team (take a bow AntZ) and I thought you might like to see his smiling face doing about the only thing he enjoys more than photography ... with his pants on at least :rolleyes:

Here's our champ flat jumping a small jump on his first lap for the day ...
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/sa_MG_1912.jpg

Here's our man much later in the day tackling a water crossing ...
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/sa_MG_2309.jpg

And here he is at about the 22hr mark of the race ... dog tired, too stuffed to talk ... but managed to crack a smile just the same ...
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/sa_MG_2636.jpg

Good job AntZ! You make me glad I gave that crap up ;)

Mad Aussie
06-28-2009, 05:22 AM
Here's another 6 shots just to show you a bit of the race ... as you can see ... it has a rained a bit in these here parts! :eek:

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/sa_MG_1756.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/sa_MG_2001.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/sa_MG_2258.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/sa_MG_2511.jpg

It's a boys game ... that girls play too (anyone tell me what song and movie those words are from?)
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/sa_MG_2561.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/sa_MG_2681.jpg

MoinMoin
06-28-2009, 09:23 AM
Oh man, how dirty :eek:! But you did there fantastic shots - very, very good :1st:.

AntZ
06-28-2009, 09:53 AM
I just spent the weekend shooting a 24hr MTB race called the 'Insomnia 24hr'

Photography.ca's own AntZ was racing in the event in a 2 person team (take a bow AntZ) and I thought you might like to see his smiling face doing about the only thing he enjoys more than photography ... with his pants on at least :rolleyes:

Here's our champ flat jumping a small jump on his first lap for the day ...

Here's our man much later in the day tackling a water crossing ...

And here he is at about the 22hr mark of the race ... dog tired, too stuffed to talk ... but managed to crack a smile just the same ...

Good job AntZ! You make me glad I gave that crap up ;)

Thanks MA. Great shots. I think the only times I smiled was when I saw you guys:D because that was a fairly tough race and the wettest I have ever done. My bike wasn't running well even from lap 1. Good result for us, especially given the guys who came first are literally world class riders.

Marko
06-28-2009, 11:58 AM
Wow really nice captures MA...and wow Antz what gumption you got goin' there:highfive::1st:

1putts
06-28-2009, 02:10 PM
Wow, a 24 hour race! :eek: Congratulations on attempting and accomplishing such an amazing feat! Truly inspiring!

Nice pics too... :)

Michaelaw
06-28-2009, 04:26 PM
Cool shots MA, You've got a handle on the flash!

Mad Aussie
06-28-2009, 05:57 PM
Thanks everyone. I didn't realize you guys placed AntZ ... nice work indeed.

I should mention that the 4th shot in post 2 was taken by my wife ... she is learning so fast. AND ... the 3rd shot (taken by me) is the same rider at the same moment pretty much. Two different views. We got loads like that actually.

Thanks also Michael ... the flash work is my ace in the hole. Most photographers doing this around here don't use flash ... when my flash doesn't fire ... I usually throw the photo away.

AntZ
06-28-2009, 06:31 PM
Thanks everyone. I didn't realize you guys placed AntZ ... nice work indeed.

Yep,2nd 2 years in a row. Last year beaten by a mechanical, this year beaten by 2 awesome riders way out of my league.



Thanks also Michael ... the flash work is my ace in the hole. Most photographers doing this around here don't use flash ... when my flash doesn't fire ... I usually throw the photo away.

...and volume, you guys are taking heaps of pics. I hope everyone is appreciating that(with their wallets). Riders are lucky at some events shot by others to see even one decent shot of themselves, but you guys are getting 3 or more of every rider and covering the whole course.:highfive:

Mad Aussie
06-28-2009, 06:34 PM
Yep,2nd 2 years in a row. Last year beaten by a mechanical, this year beaten by 2 awesome riders way out of my league.



...and volume, you guys are taking heaps of pics. I hope everyone is appreciating that(with their wallets). Riders are lucky at some events shot by others to see even one decent shot of themselves, but you guys are getting 3 or more of every rider and covering the whole course.:highfive:
Standing out from the crowd is the only way to make the limited amount of money we do get from these.