Its the start of July, the middle of the road bike racing season and there is some important racing on. While a large part of the world looks to France, members of the Northern Combine were busy competing in a tough 99km handicap – the Jim Fawcett Memorial. Matt Keenan has written a great post regarding the man in whose memory this race is held.
Newborn daughter to proud parents and friends of ours, Bobby and Eve.
Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to head back out to Lancefield for the 4th and final stage of the Northern Combine’s 3 Day Tour. I have however, gone through what I did capture from the sign on, and all the action of the 3rd stage. There is now 4 seperate galleries from the race that can be found here
The first gallery is a selection of images around the sign-on hall. Riders gathering, embelishing stories of the morning’s time trial, refuelling on coffee, checking out stage and GC results, signing on, trying to stay warm. The area was a hive of activity with riders coming and going. Officials, volunteers, marshalls all preparing the circuit, vehicles and themselves for the stage. Supporters, family members and friends busying themselves on getting up to date results, ensuring sons/daughters/friends are ready for the afternoons stage.
I had the pleasure of photographing Ana and Andrews wedding. It was held on a sunny autumn Saturday, with both the ceremony and the reception at Southern Golf Course.
Much shorter post this time! I’ve uploaded a small gallery of some candid shots of a people from our recent trip to Japan. This, along with other galleries from my recent trip wont be accessible from the main gallery page, so you can click on the photo, or here, to get to the gallery mainpage….
Wow, what an amazing trip. The time we had in Japan was awesome, the people were polite & helpful, the country is so clean and immaculately organised, the food and eating is delightful, the scenery breath taking – temples and shrines, skylines, buildings and streetscenes, Disney, Harajuku girls. Oh, and the shopping seems endless.
While lengthier than most of my posts, this one will be a reasonably brief overview of the trip. I’ll be able to add more detail in later posts, along with a heap of image galleries – there are a whole load of pictures to sort through first though.
Not this sort of gone, Today we depart for I’m sure what will feel like a whirlwind visit of Japan!
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to visit the land of the Rising Sun, but for some reason it never happened into my head when thinking about holidays.
Chris from Dynasty Fine Wines gave me a call, wondering if I could come down to the shop, and organise a few images that they could put in a upcoming magazine advertorial. They needed the images by tomorrow afternoon. Sure! I grabbed the gear and head out early in the morning.