Monday, June 02, 2008

ODD SHOTS MONDAY- ISLE OF MAN TT SEA OF BIKES


I know it's not one of my usual barmy bird images, but The Isle of Man TT is finally here and that's where I'll be working mostly this week. What though is particuarlly odd about this shot.

Well there are probably more tourists bikes here in this shot, than there are on the whole island the rest of the time. Also, do you notice those white posts in the distance, far left ? They are rugby goal posts. That means the motorbikes you see are actually parked on the rugby pitch. For me this is really wierd to see motorbikes en mass parked on a piece of land that belongs to another sport, especially as I usually photograph Ramsey Rugby here.

Gotta run. Off to the morning races. By the way, I will be wearing the T.shirt I had made with Ramsey Daily Photo on the back, and one of my photos of a rider on the front. You'll know who I am then if I turn up on someone else's photos or the T.V.

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28 comments:

kissa said...

Wow that's a lot of bikes and a lot of guys in leather - have a good time enjoy!

Dragonstar said...

Lovely shot of lovely lovely lovely bikes! Much more fun than Rugby, honestly.

Aileni said...

Ah, yes - putting the rugby field to good use.
Enjoy the racing.

Olivier said...

belle réunion de motos, c'est impressionnant.

beautiful reunion of motorcycles, is impressive.

quinttarantino said...

It's really a sea of motorbikes ... poor rugby field lawn!
Hope I can see that special t-shirt! :)

George Townboy said...

Who pays for the rugby field reconstruction? LOL

Awesome shot with fantastic color!

Rambling Round said...

That's a lot of bikes, and colorful too!

Jim said...

That looks neat, I would love to be near there and here the roar.

Müge Tekil said...

I've never seen so masny bikles together! :-) Have a great week and unforgettable days at the TT race!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my gosh that is a lot of bikes

Dusty Lens said...

Thats a lot of bikes! Another oddity, the guy riding is going opposite to the way the bikes are parked.

JC said...

That really looks like so much fun... have a great time!

Chuck Pefley said...

Darn! Seeing this collection may mean I need to put Ramsey and the TT on my travel agenda. So many things to do, places to go but so little time. Well, we'll see. Not an adventure that's out of the question. Looking forward to experiencing this event through your lenses.

Paulie said...

Then, it is definitely an odd situation . . . is this an annual event?

Have fun!

Paulie

Baba said...

I love the image.
The colours are superb!
I love "motos" and so "rugbi"

ShutterSpy said...

I much prefer the human-powered type. Unless they're old ones or army ones, motorcycles don't do a great deal for me I'm afraid :)

Can we see a picture of your t-shirt? :-D

Kim said...

That's a lot of bikes, my dad and brother-in-law would be in heaven.

Jackie said...

That's a great shot, and it really gives a sense of scale of the event. Fantastic!

Kelly said...

WOW! You aren't kidding when you say a sea of bikes. I had no idea there would be so many! The colors are excellent!

pierre l said...

That is indeed a lovely shot, Babooshka. Assuming that most of these bikes do not reside on the Isle of Man, the Steam Packet Company has been busy!

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a colourful capture... I hope you get some crackers while the TT is on.

Tom

Louis la Vache said...

Holy Moly that's a bunch of bikes! "Louis" is glad Chuck Pefley, Seattle's "Mr. Vespa", saw this!

B. Roan said...

Great odd shot. BJ

Professor said...

Now that is an amazing shot! just amazing!

Knoxville Girl said...

Wow, bikes as far as the eye can see - very impressive.

Katney said...

Ooooo! brings to mind Star Trek IV--"Remember where we parked."

raf said...

You are one busy photographer, Baboosh! Enjoying the great pix of all your hard work though.

John said...

Neat shot, odd indeed!

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