Wednesday, September 24, 2008

J - IS FOR JUMP

Ramsey Day and the stunt bikes are out in force. You've seen the "flying bike" I've had for skywatch and "Vroom" for V and now I give you the Jumping bike. Ok It'd the same motorcyclist doing another trick form another angle, but a jump shot nonetheless. Photography is all about creativity and of course poetic license. It's also all about I have been stuck in the house for 4 days as I'm feeling pretty flu like rough so I've had to go through my back of tricks, known as the image library. It also accounts for why I have been off the internet and light blog hopping. Magic scheduled posts and stand by draft, don't you just love them.

Following on from yesterday and what setting to use this was the sport mode(the running man symbol) which freezes the bike in the air without blurring the spectators. So although he is travelling and the spectators are static the sport mode (or speed setting could be used) allows for this and freezes the bike in a single frame as if it's static and marries it with the background.
No need to go into Einstein's Theory of Relativity and speed of light in a vacuum scenarios, all you need to know is Babooshka's theory of "this setting works, don't analyse it, just use it."

I particularly like this shot for the simple reason I was not allowed in the stunt enclosure only official photographers. If you look closely you can see the photographer by the lower bike wheel watchhing me take the shot looking a bit miffed. Sometimes it's better to be on the outside looking in. All's fair in love war and photography.

Totally unrelated topics. Thanks Scarlet for the award, which I will of course pass on and thanks
too to for making me DAVID MCMAHON, AUTHORBLOG Post Of the Day again for yesterday and sharing the honours with many fine bloggers.

Want to join ABC got the lovely hostess with the mostest, MRS NESBITT'S PLACE

52 comments:

marley said...

Very cool! The miffed official photographer makes it even better!

Hope you feel better soon. Try a hot toddy and some Night Nurse, as long as you aren't planning to be awake by lunchtime tomorrow! It always makes me feel better, not that I'm recommending alcohol and medicine! :)

Webradio said...

Hello Babooshka !
Nice photo in B&W, with a good story !

Your isle is full of treasures...

See You later.

crete said...

Classic shot Baboushka, all is fine in love and war and as you say, it was a well caught shot.

Long way from my jalopies, though.

Love it,

Ray

Virginia said...

What?? You weren't allowed in with "OFFICIAL " photographers? That's a bunch of bs. I haven't used the running man lately since the grandchildren sit and pose on command now. Feel better soon. I think Dr. Marley is on the right track.

Luke Wiley said...

Looks really dangerous! Nice!

dulce said...

The photo is great ans I love it in B&W. Thank you also for you usual explanations.

mavis said...

Thanks for explaining these photos.
You are are so helpful and a brilliant photographer.

leslie said...

That looks like SO much fun - but for me? NOT~ But I know my son-in-law would LOVE to do that! In fact, I'm afraid he DOES do stunts like that when off mountain biking with his buddies. Pray he doesn't break his neck, although he is insured! lol

Jenn said...

Wow...that's so scary!!!!

I have two entries this week,you can check it out here and here.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

That is awesome!
Thanks for stopping by my site!
On my right hand side, in my pictorial tour, you will see I want a dirt bike:)

ellen b said...

That's one nice jump! Have a great week babooshka!

Boise Diva said...

Those guys are amazing ( and some gals ) and they SCARE me!

Rambling Woods said...

I hope you are feeling better..Lots of bugs going around. As always I enjoy the photo and the back story...

kRiZ cPEc said...

nice jump. :)

Suzanne said...

Yikes! Thanks for imaging an experience that I'll never have.

Brian said...

Would love to have been with you to takes photos,great in B&W, love your explanations.

Thank for you comments on mine

Olivier said...

nous faisons tous les deux dans le 'Jump' aujourd'hui et dans le trial (mais le mien est en vélo). Superbe photo du saut

we are both in the 'Jump' and today in the trial (but mine is by bike). Superb picture jump

Aileni said...

Nice one. I thought of Van Halen briefly.

Miss_Yves said...

Great shot !
miss Yves

Brett said...

Well caught.

Marie Reed said...

I'm a sucker for all that speed and testosterone!

RuneE said...

A lovely shot - nothing for the wide-angle view!!

antigoni said...

Nice photo. What a jump!

mrsnesbitt said...

There was I imagining a wheelie from the TT!
By the way....................just wait till you see my Thursday pictures from the races!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i should have guessed your photo would be a jumping motorbike!

magiceye said...

beautiful capture!

get well soon!

Jay said...

That's a great picture! Love the black and white, too!

Funnily enough I can't seem to get the sport setting to work! I've tried on several different cameras now, but no. No luck ... the moving object is still blurred. No idea what I'm doing wrong.

Maybe I'm still subconsciously trying to follow the motion as my photography teacher showed me?

Reader Wil said...

It's a great photo for sure! Very well done! But how is your flu? I hope you'll be better soon.

Juha Ylitalo said...

I had photographs about jumps about kayaks, snowboard, skis, mopeds, but no photographs about real motorcycles.
You've done great job on capturing this motorcycle in mid-air.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Fantastic capture and great info about the Sports setting... I've never usedit but will certainly set out todo so now.
I hope you flu like bugs.... buzzes off soon :O)

Mine's Here

Old Wom Tigley said...

Boo! it's me again... Ican not seem to post a comment on Mannanan post... as I don't know his email I was wondering if you did so as to let him know.
Tom

Mo said...

Great jump. So cool you were in the right position to get the best shot. I agree with Marley, night nurse and hot toddy. Plus lots of bed rest. Get well soon.

Layrayski said...

Hi babooshka, nice pic and story! Loved that miffed photographer bit =)

Get well soon!

And I love scheduled post too. This blogger feature made me decide to do this daily photoblog.

Bear Naked said...

Great shot.
Perfect choice for the letter J.

Hope you start feeling better soon.

Bear((( )))

Jim said...

Hi Bab, I'm sorry you aren't feeling good. Are your motorcycle pictures taken up on the Snaefell Mountain Course? It is pretty baren up there.

Today as promised I have the little Blue-green Morris Minor 1000 that I found in Laxey. You might know the car?

"Get well soon!"
..

Silwy said...

Very impressive movie-shot...

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Doing meme/award yet love? But how do you get these impressive motorbike shots!? Jealousy rages... LOL.
Ciao

Scarlet xx

Kim said...

I love that you put it in black and white, it really draws the attention to the jumping bike.

Tanya said...

Awesome shot and lol'ing about the annoyed photographer, oh well!

Hope you are feeling better soon!

AphotoAday said...

Happy landings...
Always look forward to your posts -- one reason is that I just like saying your name...

mannanan said...

Great capture on a great day in Ramsey. One of the very few very warm and sunny days that we had here though today's been rather nice. Thanks for the great tip. When I've stopped rushing around trying to fix editing problems on my site maybe I'll get chance to try them out....Cheers

Kelly said...

Very nice. I am going back to see the grumpy photog.

Jackie said...

Ooh he does look a bit cheesed off, doesn't he!

splummer said...

The shot is Awesome!!! Love Black and White Photos!! Take Care!!

Sherrie

Katney said...

Jump has showed up in several different ways this week. Interesting.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Very interesting b&w action photo & writing.
I like and will remember:
'All is fair in love, war & photography.'
Thankyou for visiting MumbaiDailySnapshot.

kouji said...

slick black and white shot. :)

Dragonstar said...

That's a good JUMP shot, and your story just adds to the fun!

I hope you feel better soon.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Great jump! I love it! : D

indicaspecies said...

It is shots like these that makes me wish to do better with my camera. Thank you.

Manx Mum said...

Hi there

We love your blog - we're exiles and descendants of the IOM in North America and around the globe. Could you, would you, link to us?

http://namanx.blogspot.com

I plug you all the time.

PS. I think you live near my Aunty Esther but that's just a guess.

Yogesh Naik said...

Brilliant !!

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