Wednesday, September 17, 2008

ISLE OF MAN TT

ABC WEDNESDAY - I
Isle Of Man TT

Well what else was I going to have for the letter this week. A no brainer really. Actually it came in quite handy as I am re sorting the images due to the publication of some fresh ones in Motoaction Magazine. Folks Remember, people read your blog and see your images. The ones in the mag, are ones from the blog, and remember my best bike images don't make the blog.


Again the image was taken, back alley Taubman St. looking onto the Swan pub. It's a low res watered down blog version. This image does require a decent camera, to handle the speed, low light, a telscopic/telephoto lens and a steady hand. So this is a real bog standard job photo, because that's me a photographer. It's a dirty job but someone has to do it!

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58 comments:

Faizal said...

"The first race was held on Tuesday 28 May 1907"

28 MAY?? Nice nice. I love that date so much. LOL. :)

Wow.. Race under some act of Parliament where road could be closed for the race. Thats good to avoid any illegal race. :)

Dulce said...

I didn't read all your information :-( I'm sorry ... but I loved the photo.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

But, what else? "I"sle of Man! Great photo, and interesting narrative.

dave p said...

Ooh la. What else. Magic shot.

Klaus said...

Good one - and your poor girl. I'm so sorry for you, having to do the "dirty" job of taking images like that. Life's tough! ;)
Cheers, Klaus

bitingmidge said...

.. and well done on having the pics picked up too!

One day I'll be there for the TT.

One day....

Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

Gordon said...

A great action shot. As you know I like to take action shots, but would love a pro camera and lens; maybe one day!

mannanan said...

You know something I never gave Isle of Man a thought for the letter I but it's perfect. Great capture of the rider. As you say dirty work but someone has to do it.

CRAIG said...

Ah the TT. Of course. Perfect but who is he? Yer man is a very clever artist to work for the BBC. They knocked me back.

photowannabe said...

Interesting information and of course it was a no brainer for your choice for the letter I.
Great.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

wOW, cool action shot.
And congratulations for your photos being published in the Moto Action magazine.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i'm not a motorcycling fanatic, but i'm sure there'd be lots to see and do on your island!

Brian said...

A great post, watch Moto GP all the time.

Thanks for comments on my "I" post

angela said...

Cool picture, so clear, so sharp. Poor you having to do such a terrible job..

Webradio said...

Hello Babooshka !

Plus de cent ans que la course existe !

C'est vieux...

raf said...

What else indeed than an Isle of Man TT image. Low res or not, it delivers the thrill of action! Thanks, Babooshka!

Barbara Rahal said...

13 supoused to be bad luck..here is just good things, great shot and ...did he win...???

leslie said...

I have heard that this is quite the racing area!

naturglede said...

Greate.I enjoyed it:)

Aileni said...

Well, of course... The Mountain Course.
Our pose back in history in 1993 was due to everyone waiting for the timer on the old camera to work.

alice said...

Yesterday evening, my husband has bought a big motor-cycle...

Olivier said...

encore une belle photo de course de moto. On dirait le chevalier noir.

still a beautiful photo of motorcycle racing. Looks like the black knight.

Sara N said...

congratulation Babooshka!
you are a real Artist!

Miss_Yves said...

"Isle of man": a mythic place!
Thanks for your visit on my blog...
Miss Yves

Marie Reed said...

Vrooom! I love photos brimming with testosterone!

Reader Wil said...

It's very clever to take a shot like that! It's just at the right time and place. I always wonder why people can ride like that and not fall!!

magiceye said...

this is such a brilliant picture! looks like he is searching for something he dropped on the street! :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

Thanks for visiting Rinkly Rimes. I loved the Isle of Man when I was over there some years back, We enjoyed an evening at the theatre in Douglas, where we also got blown off our feet.

Dragonstar said...

"Low res watered down blog version" it may be, but it's a lovely shot! A beautiful look at a classic cornering technique.

Mo said...

A fantastic action shot. Possibly dangerous for the photographer as well. Friend of the family was killed in this race one year. It is still a thrilling race. Would love to see it insitu one day.

me ann my camera said...

This is a lovely 'I' Image.

Burd Zel Krai said...

dynamic!
ive always felt that taking action shots can be a little too messy, too tricky so usually steer away from them (no pun intended!), especially when the subject is moving at speeds like this!
cool info on the TT Race too!
unlucky 13 is lucky for you!
nice job :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your capture is nice to see.

The scene is nice too. I have a relative who does this for a living. Or did?

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Yep, that's me coming back ... but I'm going to keep it real cool and relaxed. Got some issues to fix and that don´t allow me to blog so often and keep in touch that ofetn ... but I sure liked seeing BABOOSHKA back in town, that is, visiting my modest corner!

Ferreira-Pinto is a.k.a Quinttarantino; just in case.

VP said...

No problems for the letter I for you then! :D

JM said...

Great capture!!!

Jim said...

I loved these pictures the first time. Every one was a keeper.

RuneE said...

Ah, now I know what all the MC-people on the blogs were shouting about! Thank you for telling me.

Louis la Vache said...

No doubt "Mr. Vespa," Chuck Pefley would approve!

lv2scpbk said...

Good action photo.

AphotoAday said...

Great shot -- the excitement really comes across...
Curious that the rider would use a "13" as his number, however...

pete said...

Cracking shot.

Hilda said...

There were motorcycles back in 1907? Do-h!

Sounds and looks exciting!

Silwy said...

Dear B,
This photo remind me on this summer when I travelled with my boyfriend by motorbike Yamaha......Until I met him, I didn't want to hear about motorbikes, but he did everything,on his own way, to prove that it is nice and exciting expirience..Now, I agree with him

Tanya said...

Fantastic shot Babooshka...I would love to be right there on the side watching!

Neva said...

Wow....looking at this reminds me of why I am afraid of riding one of these.

Bear Naked said...

Interesting and Informative post for ABC Wednesday letter I.

Bear((( )))

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh WOW! I loved this B! We will be seeing some of the racers on Sunday as the Gold Cup Races are on at Scarborough. I'll have my camera with me so will hopefully get some good pictures.

tr3nta said...

great catch... Bravo...

Shelagh said...

Great shot - worth the effort to get that split second

rob said...

You got it!

Eki Akhwan said...

what an intense moment you captured here!

Antonia said...

masterpiece! cheers!

ken mac said...

"And you want to see what they won't show" well, send it on and we'll post it on this side of the Atlantic!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Great capture! Interesting post!

Ken said...

You're right it is a no brainer. Nice bit of history.

kml said...

Excellent shot of the bike in action!

Nikki-ann said...

Dad tries to go over every year for the TT (and if not the TT, then the Manx). He stays in Ramsey, of course!

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