Tuesday, January 06, 2009

ISLE OF MAN TT- MY WORLD


Would you do this?

Isle of Man TT -  My job is photographing events like this.

I am a photographer I sell my images freelance. This year images were sold privately, public, motorbike magazines and for print on strange items for mugs to T.shirts. Who knows you may have my image without even realising it in magazine you picked up at the airport in say Brazil. What though is the TT.


This is very important part of My World.  It is our biggest tourist attraction and my biggest chance to photograph a World Event, over 1000 images in two weeks. My busiest and most profitable time. Next year I am already booked for a magazine and an online website. Click here to see of my images on the blog. All subject to copyright. 

MY WORLD and thank the skywatch gang once again for another inspired idea.

65 comments:

Tanya said...

I could see this being on the cover of a motorcycle mag. Just perfect!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

hmmmmmmmmm Babooska I am not sure | like to drive a motor like this I would love to try...

HAPPY NEW YEAR and its again a fantastic My world:)

JoAnn's D Eyes /Holland

Carver said...

That's a great shot and no I wouldn't have the nerve to do that on a motorcycle. Still looks like fun. Interesting learning about your world and photography.

Pam said...

Thank You. See you in the summer. Where do you take them from. Can you teach me to take top notch images.

Olivier said...

"Il portait des culottes, des bottes de moto
Un blouson de cuir noir avec un aigle sur le dos
Sa moto qui partait comme un boulet de canon
Semait la terreur dans toute la région.

Jamais il ne se coiffait, jamais il ne se lavait
Les ongles pleins de cambouis mais sur les biceps il avait
Un tatouage avec un cœur bleu sur la peau blême
Et juste à l'intérieur, on lisait : "Maman je t'aime""
Piaf

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: That was a neat look into a personal psrt of your world.

Sara G said...

WOW, great post and awesome photo. It would be really cool to photograph such an occasion!!
Take care

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Photographers have to be fast to get great shots like this one. This one proves you are a pro!

Jedediah said...

Great shot! I don't think that anyone can get me onto a motorcycle and the only way I would look like that is in the second before falling over ;)

uncleawang said...

We don't have this event in Kuching(my town)but we have cup prix small 100cc event (once a year).
By the way I like the photo.

Sylvia K said...

Great shot! and I agree, looks like a magazine cover to me! Thank you for sharing!

Louise said...

Always something to learn here, and the photo is spectacular!

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like quint an event. There's always something to learn about your Isle!

ewok1993 said...

I love your photos. I always look forward to what you have in store for us.

Happy 2009.

koala said...

Would You tell me why so many questions? ;)

Chuck Pefley said...

NO. I would not "ride" like that. No Way! But I'd happily photograph the event :) Glad to hear you've already lined up assignment for this year's event.

babooshka said...

Koala- More answers than questions.

Destitute Rebel said...

Great shot babooshka, must be fun being on a Job like you are.

Kaye said...

Awesome photography. If I don't get over this year I will miss it and miss meeting to you.

imac said...

I wouldnt ride em,(too old haha) but I would photograph them. Great shot there you have.

Susie of Arabia said...

That's a great action shot, Babooshka! It's amazing that they can be tilted that far without falling over. Sounds like you've carved out quite a career for yourself. Thanks for the kind comments you've left on my blog!
http://susieofarabia.wordpress.com/

Mojo said...

There was a time in my life I'd have been all over this. Now? Hopefully in my old age I've gotten a little smarter.

Gaelyn said...

Great piece. I sure hope you're paid for writing too. I know you're a good photographer. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Cool

Mo said...

A very special event that requires a very skilled photographer. I am very aware of both. Sports photography is not my thing but I am in awe of those that do it. As an aside, during the New Years day parade I learned of a the Ace Cafe. Do you know of it and its members?

Ken Mac said...

i would not do that! But I bet you had fun shooting it!

George said...

Babooshka, your photos are fantastic. No wonder you're booked for the magazine and website -- they both need good photos. And thanks for the information about the race.

Ruth said...

A great action picture and an excellent group of photos. Thanks for sharing this part of your world.

Small City Scenes said...

Neat shot! I thought maybe that was you under all that regalia--speeding out of town. LOL MB

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Beautiful photo! My husband and I are motorcyclists and would LOVE to visit your gorgeous island some day. We read many motorcycle magazines and probably have seen your photos. Keep up the good work. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.
Nice 'meeting' you. :o)
Sparky ♥ ∞
Patterson, Georgia USA

Karoliina Urso said...

I would not dare to ride a motorcycle that fast... good timing on the shot.

BeanTownBoy said...

Good job!

Luke Wiley said...

It sounds to dangerous!

Marites said...

i'd like to try to ride on that:D but not sure if i can stay on the seat more than a minute. Anyway, quite interesting job you got there. I like taking photos but nothing like what you do though:) just curious, what camera do you use?

My world entry is up here

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dave said...

Babs. Like the labels I can find my way around better. You will have tourists buzzing round you next TT to get photos like this. Count me in for the lesson.

Wren said...

That must be an interesting job.

Actions shots can be tricky but you've done well with this one. It's a real talent to see what will sell and then bringing it into being with the camera.

Boise Diva said...

It looks impossible...that's why it's a great shot. Makes me think about the physics of it all.

Steve Buser said...

Excellent shooting. I will bet the large version of this shot is stunning -- not much room for error by the driver.

D Herrod said...

That is very cool. Sounds like a very fun job.

mannanan said...

Well and truly nailed Babooshka. Am I right in thinking taken from Taubman Street or by the Chuck Waggon 'cause if I'm not mistaken the people behind the barriers are standing outside the Central. Great choice for My World.

Natural Moments said...

Great job capturing something with such intense speed. Nice talent to have.

magiceye said...

superb action capture!!!

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Damn sight better than wedding photography!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Nope i would never do that, but what a great shot.

Greyscale Territory said...

What an incredible event to photograph! Emtions on faces and action shots must be plentiful!

Loved this post!

Sandradb said...

Magnificent picture! It doesn't look like motor magazine - it is for motor magazine!!! Greetings from Croatia and Happy New Year!

april said...

Great photo. He is almost on the ground with his leg.

mirage2g said...

What would a trip to the arcade games be without playing the Isle of Man TT??? My smallest boy and I always enjoy taking a 'ride' :)

Arija said...

Being a pro photographer is no picnic. Our son is one too. Your income seems to be as variable as ours from farming. we're lucky if we brake evens!
Great pics, just don't get in their way!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photograph. I like the color and the drama.

I have a friend who also does this for a living (he rides the bikes) and he has some fantastic photographs.

Jim said...

Would I do that? You mean take the picture? I sure as heck would try. Ride the bike? That may take some doing.

The Arthur Clan said...

You must have so many fantastic photos of this exciting sport. I really enjoyed reading more about your profession. Thanks for sharing this with My World.

~Angie
www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com

2sweetnsaxy said...

That looks exciting but I've got to say that I would not try that. I can watch and admire but that's definitely not for me. :-) I can see why your photos are used. It's an awesome shot.

Phil said...

It must be the Chuck Wagon. Fantastic. How about teaching us on The Island to do this. I'd be in.

Indrani said...

Wow to photograph a moment like this.

antigoni said...

I like to see these images but not to be on that bike. Great post!

maryt/theteach said...

What can I say Babooshka! Magnificent shot! ande No I wouldn't do that! :)

Eki Akhwan said...

That's an intense moment you captured here, B! Truly the work of a pro.

I learned so much from this post. Thanks. Would like to sell photos like you do ... Don't know how to do it here though. Any suggestions?

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shots. Very good job.
Photo is more leisure than job.
Job and leisure as activity is good!!

chrome3d said...

I like bike racing but I follow Formula 1 more. Thanks for your story.

mrsnesbitt said...

well, I came here to see ABC but this got my attention!
Who is it?

Vest said...

My brain recalls my only experience of this event, about Sept 47, big race, not sure which but there were over one hundred riders, 95% Nortons.
The first five were Nortons and the sixth a Moto Guzzi.
Ist, Briggs on 44.
Second, Parkinson on 38.
Third, Moule on 52.
Time trials gave the seemingly naval tradition of HMS a totally different meaning.

angela said...

I'm a little envious in that you have the ability/talent to match your desire. I would love to make a living out of doing what I like most..(but there simply aren't that many openings for champagne tasters :)) )

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