Round Two of the British Jetsports Championships at Wyboston Lakes Bedfordshire. This is my second opportunity to shoot this fast growing sport. Great action spread over two days. This year the action was brought a little closer to shore and more accessible to those viewing.
Tissot UCI Track Cycling
Such a great event, the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup at Lee valley Velodrome Olympic Park London.
Thanks to UKSportspics for the assignment and TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup team accreditation for this great event
British Rafting National Selections 2019
GB Rafting National selections for 2019 took place at Lee Valley White Water Centre on the Olympic Course on 8/9th December 2018. At stake a chance to represent Great Britain at the International Rafting Federation European and World Championships.
This is my 4th year of photographing the national teams and the organisation grows in strength every year. Seventeen teams competed, including five guest teams from Europe. Friendly and competitive just about sums up the racing, I have been fortunate enough to roam the waters edge working hard to seek out a new view or composition that shows off the dynamic that this sport has. This year a little more time with the shorter zooms to help me get closer to, or above the action.
More details of GB Rafting here @britishrafting.com More images here @BritishRaftingFlkr
MAXXIS British Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights
Maxxis British Sidecarcross, fifth round of the championship was held at Canada Heights Swanley Kent home of Sidcup MCC. This event is something special and my fifth annual visit. The course is elevated with a wide variety of views and a great location for photographers. A few more technical comments and links at the foot of this blog
Shooting sidecarcross doesn’t require lots of kit, these visits were managed with a 70-200 zoom lens with and without a 1.4 converter and a 24-70mm zoom. Some of the most rewarding shots are close-ups on the turns. These require either careful timing or protection for the camera and lens because of the mud churned up by the motorcyle rigs. I try wherever possible to shoot with a ‘planned background’ to illustrate the event or with simply the track as my background, this avoids the visual challenge of fences and course marker tape etc. You can see this isn’t always possible. Events such as these bring families and enthusiasts more to shoot than the racing.
The link to ACU below is a great starting place to find future events https://www.acu.org.uk/events
Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff Bay 2018
Shooting for @uksportspics covering the Extreme Sailing Series™ on their UK leg at Cardiff Bay
Established in 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series™ is the original Stadium Racing sailing circuit designed for spectators, delivering high-performance action close to shore and putting guests at the heart of the battle. Attracting some of the world’s top sailors, racing the hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short courses, the global circuit spans the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas.