Friday, June 06, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - FLYING BIKE




It's Skywatch with a difference. Had to get the Isle of Man TT in the post somewhere and this one can do the multi tasking this week. So, a rest from the business of motorbike races and one from the stunt team instead. This was taken over the park, where during the TT we have a day off from the races and have what's known as "Ramsey Day." Not the most imaginative title, but it seems to pack the punters in. This is a wonderful all day event, with stalls, displays, and motorcycle sprints along the promenade. One for all ages, locals and tourists in unison with the sole aim of having a good time.

The biker here is one of a two man stunt team. The event has the two bikers showing an appreciative audience their agility skills, with a very jokey compare at the helm. All I will say is if you were from outside of the UK, some of the jokey comments may have got lost in translation. The stunts though are universal. This one was taken just as the guy had left the ramp before landing atop of a lorry. I went for the "suspended in mid air moment against a brilliant blue sky."
Good job I got it then! For TT action see previous posts this week.

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74 comments:

Carletta said...

That is one great action shot!

SandyCarlson said...

That's a great photo. You're quick!

Musings said...

What a very wonderful way to get a Sky Watch action shot! Great going!

Anonymous said...

Excellent mid air shot! With flag and all!! My Grandfather used to do the same as a living ;)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Sweeeeet! What a cool photo of an action shot! Love it!
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

JeFf & NoVa said...

bike is really dangerous but when you have some photo like this? i can consider it.. hehehe.. nice photography thanks for the visit and the comment...

Louis la Vache said...

The airborne bike is a natural choice as part of your TT series for Sky Watch!

Re your comment chez moi, indeed it was an odd combination of colors - the result of the battle between the fog and the sun. The sun won!

Ming the Merciless said...

Wow, that is an amazing photo!!

How many shots did you take before you got that one?

Indrani said...

This is a different shot. Great capture... may have taken a few shots to get the bike mid air like that.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Not that easy to stop the bike in mid air like that....cheers!!!

Suzanne said...

This is a great photo. What a clever bike rider.

Olivier said...

waouhh...superbe photo de cet homme volant. vraiment impressionnant

waouhh ... beautiful picture of this man who steals. really impressive

Olivier said...

waouhh...superbe photo de cet homme volant. vraiment impressionnant

waouhh ... beautiful picture of this man who steals. really impressive

Alex Mazilu said...

mmm quite sensation...
good shot.

Ida said...

Great capture! :)

evlahos said...

excellent motion shot. great idea for swf

quinttarantino said...

Excellent air shot!
Fantastic.

raf said...

Ooooh yeah! You got it, Baboosh. Sky rider wins SWF honors by default. What a wild ride you're giving us while you're pushing, pushing every day. Beautiful work.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Really a nice looking photograph leaping into the sky on a motorcycle.

Scotty Graham said...

GReat shot!!

The Urban Buddha said...

Cool action shot and terrific pick for sky watch friday! :) Have a great day!

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Ooh, fun! This is a great photo, but was he okay? Yeah, silly question lol!
Ciao

Scarlet x

Daniel J Santos said...

that's a great catch, well done.

Brett said...

Great shot

George Townboy said...

Awesome shot - perfect for Sky Watch!!

Rambling Round said...

Flying through the sky on a cycle! Fantastic.

Irredento Urbanita said...

Motorbiking, is like flying !!!

Great photos

Valery

Barcelona Daily Photo

Old Wom Tigley said...

A great Action Shot from Sky Watches very own roving reporter.. :O).. thanks for the nice words and pointers.. very much apprecited.

It really sounds like a great time... I was surpposed to have gone a few years back... a group of lads I know were off to the Manx TT and they wanted old womtig to go along... a few were riding. I was not to good at the time so declined the trip. :O)

LeenaM said...

Surely a personal photo for the theme :)
And a fine choice, indeed.
Have a good weekend!

Lake Lady said...

I was wondering how you would incorporate the TT into SWF! Should have known you'd find a brilliant way to do that. WOW!

Chris said...

Great shot. The brilliant blue jacket juxtaposed against the blue sky is great.

I saw one of your comments on another blog about something that I don't remember, and I thought I would have to ask you about it or tell you that you and I share whatever in common. However, I got busy with something else before I got around to visiting, and now I've forgotten what I saw, what I was going to say, and where I saw it. It's Friday, thank God.

Belinda said...

I have enjoyed you blog this week.
A super mix of TT photographs.
The boy on the motorbike is beyond compare.

Thanks for sharing and taking.

RuneE said...

That was some shot! Impressing!

Jules said...

Such clarity!...I want to fly in the sky too:)
Thanks for the visit!

Kelly said...

WOW! This is an exciting photo! The cyclist is so sharp against the beautiful sky!

Chuck Pefley said...

Oh My! Not even in my wildest nightmares!

Fun to see, though, but I'm just too attached to my bikes and my bones :)

imac said...

Super shot, did you see mrs Nesbitt??

great action there.

ellen b said...

What a brilliant sky watch shot from the TT! Great catch...

Daryl said...

Love the 'and the bike jumped over the moon' ..

:-Daryl

mirage2g said...

Very nice!!! I would like to think he jumped really reallzy high!!!

Sorry that I wasnt able to drop by much, I owe you and everyone like you listed in my side bar a visit. Been really busy with gym lol.

Kim said...

I love how you have worked the bikes into all of your posts this week. This is a great shot.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Fantastic action shot! Great Sky Watch.

Marie said...

Great sky watch :)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Superb action shot (and a great sky)! =) Amazing sharp detail!

laxeylass said...

Wow!A real zinger.Beauty of a motion shot.TT photographs amaaaaaaaazing!


A photo of the tram in Laxey would be nice.Thanx.

Tommy V said...

cool SWF great catch

Petunia said...

Action!A very airy shot! Well done:)
Petunia's SWF

Jacqui said...

This is a freeze frame shot isn't it?
It's terrific again.

It's hot here.

Jacqui x

Hyde DP said...

saw some stunt bikes a couple of years ago - took a few pics - nothing too special (the pics) - never published them anywhere - must find a tag to pin them to. V from Vroom vroom maybe!

Lilli & Nevada said...

great shot

E.C BOY said...

Cool shot

Luiz Ramos said...

These bikers are fantastic athletes

me ann my camera said...

A unique sky watch presentation and a very interesting perspective as a foreground to the sky! Nice picture and text.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: Very nicely done combimimg your passion with SWF. It is a great picture.

archiearchive said...

Spectacular! Excellent photo and perfect for SWF

Petrea said...

Babooshka! That shot is too cool!

claude said...

Were photos to sale pleaz?

• Eliane • said...

A flying man?Excellent shot! Bravo.

Dewdrop said...

Wow, an amazing shot!!! Terrific capture. I love it!

Gattina said...

Beautiful shot !

Suzi-k said...

have really enjoyed your TT series, and this is a perfect skywatch one!

Mike said...

Flying bike! I love it!

pts said...

excellent action shot!

lissa said...

what a shot!


thanks for your visit

D Herrod said...

Awesome shot. Ty for stopping by my blog. Sorry it took me a while to visit yours just got to a computer I check things.

marley said...

The best Sky Watch photo I've seen! Very creative :)

alicesg said...

This is a brilliant SWF photo. Lovely action photo.

Debbie in NC said...

I'm only a week lake coming to see race week! Good grief! You have absolutely amazing photos here!! OMG!

I was thinking the sidecar would be exciting to ride in, but that guy works his butt off! No leisurely ride LOL!

I know you're happy and exhausted! Hope you have enjoyed yourself :)

Anonymous said...

Good stunt photo. Nice work.

Mrs. Darcy said...

Wow!
What a great shot!!

John said...

That's a great catch! Very well done.

Dusty Lens said...

In action shots baffle me. Mine usually end up a bit blurry. This guy "got some air".

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

That's a fabulous twist on SkyWatch Friday! Thank you for visiting mine. ~ Lynn

Professor said...

That's a great shot! Just incredible! WOW!

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