Sunday, August 02, 2009

On the road again

Last one gets the drinks in


Monochrome


Very late posting tonight. As it's Sunday I have decided not to do any internet or camera work all day. Finally picked up the laptop and went straight for a file of images that I am working on tonight. Well that is if I can be bothered of course or don't get distracted by other sites. Back to the image.Pulled one at random that shows you a familiar place on the blog, but from a very different angle. This is Parliament Square. This is the opposite way round to my usual photography spot for a scene like this. Also a far wider angle than you are used to seeing, those very tight close ups of the motorbikes. As you can see from where I was shooting I had the advantage capturing them leaving towards the Mountain road, or capturing them approaching me. A tip for you here is the leaving is better than the approach due to the shadow of the tree at this time of day obscuring much of the detail on those close ups. Some of you may find that useful for next year, but I can't give all my secrets aways now can I. It is a useful tip though, better for evening than lunchtime photography here.



Want to know what this event was and why I was photographing it click here, or here or even here though I know many of you have already guessed anyway. Looks a lot safer from this view doesn't it than the others. You can also see it really is just ordinary roads that are used and not a race track.



For other monochromes by black and white maniacs click here. No dash you have all week.

32 comments:

Aileni said...

A different perspective.There is a real sense of movement here.

Anne said...

:-)) just vcant stop smiling!!

Your words "did" the picture :-))

RuneE said...

A bit of Canned Heat before the draught beer, perhaps?

PS I'm no particular fan of Willie Nelson...

Babooshka said...

RuneE - It was canned heat that I had in mind with the title.

Gail's Man said...

Just got back from Dubai, so have some catching up to do.
You could have gone with David Essex's "Silver Dream Machine".

Babooshka said...

Gm- My bike is said in that David Essex way a lot round here.

Greyscale Territory said...

Great sense of energy carving up the middle of the photo with the contrasting statics on the sidelines! Also a sense of a meeting of very old and very new worlds! Interesting monochrome!

Karl said...

Great stuff B. Show the TT anytime

Chuck Pefley said...

hurrying along, aren't they? Must be thirsty -:) Nice in BW.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Love the peppy, sporty way the drivers are taking those turns! So much implied motion in this photo.

Pietro said...

Great angle in this fine B&W image.
The speed and the bend are so well represented.

Regina said...

Great capture and angle. Excellent!

Olivier said...

belle photo de course en b&w, j'aime beaucoup

beautiful picture of race in b&w, I love

Kitty said...

Nice angle! Racing on normal roads must be quite like racing inside a computer game.

Dina ... UK said...

Babooshka, you have no idea how my hubbys face turns to a big grin, when showing him your images...lol
Only problem is, they do not enlarge big enough for him...:-/
I got a discription of where you were standing....filling station?
Super image for mono.

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh yes! I can see the very place we sat and chatted, and laughed, and laughed! I can picture the look on the policeman's face and how we laughed, and laughed laughed, and laughed!

laxeylass said...

The Central? Did you know there is a game of the TT now? Does make the road look so wide.

Anonymous said...

I like this angle. I can see my house.

Rambling Round said...

I want to know where they're going! Beautiful black and white.

Babooshka said...

Dina, Laxeylass - both right. Right outside the Central pub with the petrol station just behind the pub.

Daryl said...

Your photos always tell a story. Love them. This one really is involving ... so who won?

Vita Stunder said...

Great sense of movement in this capture and of course a great B&W!

Have a nice week!
Anna

marley said...

Cool photo in b&w and good tip!

Mojo said...

Tricky bit of lighting there for sure. Not an easy shot even without the tree throwing that shadow into the mix. But add that and you've got light changing as rapidly as the transition in the turn for the bikers. Nicely handled!

(I had a similar difficulty at a horse ring once. Bright sunlight at one end, completely shaded at the other. Constant struggle to balance the lighting between the two.)

Ken Mac said...

I can almost feel the burn!

Babooshka, thanks for your positive vibes re my recent surgery and quick recovery! Thank you!

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

I like the speed :) and the contrasts. The house in the foreground looks interesting.
Thanks for visiting!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How interesting that the races are held on ordinary streets. That just registered in my tiny brain. ;-) Cool shot!

Martha said...

Wonderful monochrome image! Excellent :-)

Jo said...

I'm a bit late, but I guessed it was the IOM TT 2009. I didn't know it was the Senior Race although I followed all the posts you did that week and the following week. Thanks for the lovely tip - I'd never have thought about the shadow (d'oh!) But I'm learning from wonderful fellow bloggers like you. (((Hugs))) Jo

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

As Dina UK is my mum i can imagine my dad's face when seeing your motorcycle shots from there..lol
He will love them.

Great image! :-)

napaboaniya said...

I'll gladly buy the bikers a drink if I get a ride with them!! :P

magiceye said...

love this classic image

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