Air supremacy

By mrswoolybill
You've either got it or you haven't...
The last upload from our local BMX festival this was the time trial. I got some quite decent action pictures but it's not really my thing, I'm more interested in people. I was looking for a shot for the town calendar, showing the track as well as the spectators, and I did get that sorted (cute kid, snazzy helmet, parental consent...).
Incidentally we have a rather good track which was designed a few years ago by an ePHOTOzine member, nefaman. He hasn't been around here for a while which is a pity it would be nice for him to see how much his work is appreciated. Does anyone have contact with him off-site?
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Community photography Sports and action

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debu 13 India
13 Jul 2013 8:07AM
Great action shot.
13 Jul 2013 8:13AM
A stunning shot Moira and a great finish to the series.
So when have you booked your first lesson for? Wink

John Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2574 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 8:15AM

Quote:So when have you booked your first lesson for?

Would I trust one of these lads with my camera John? I think they probably feel the same about their bikes.
Kurt42 20 2.9k 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 8:17AM
A fine monochrome. I particularly like the two heads on the left.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2574 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 8:20AM
Thanks, there are three actually. I was pleased with them, they give a sense of the height of the jump. (Fortunately the lads did some practice laps before the event so I could see where they were getting the highest jumps).
Excellent action shot, lots to see.. Like the peering head shots in the left corner
fentiger 21 920 24 England
13 Jul 2013 8:50AM
The spectators form an important element in this well timed action shot.

13 Jul 2013 8:55AM
No helmet. Brave?......Foolish?
Looks like some of the spectators are too cool to appear interested ( or maybe they've just....yawn...yawn...... seen it all before )Grin

-Helluva shot, Moira, well planned and supremely well executed.

CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
13 Jul 2013 8:58AM
A cracking action image, Moira, but where's his helmetSad Carol
danbrann 18 640 17
13 Jul 2013 9:17AM
Best of them all Moira. Excellent.
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 9:28AM
Excellent and well timed action shot Moira.

SlowSong Plus
14 10.6k 30 England
13 Jul 2013 10:05AM
Top shot, perfectly framed. Not everyone is that interested though it seems. Pay attention at the back there. Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 10:15AM
Great mono Moira, well timedSmile

saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
13 Jul 2013 10:59AM
"He flies through he air with the greatest of ease, and lands with a bang breaking his knees"
An adaption of the old old flying trapeze this once in a bike magazine whilst waiting at the dentist. At that moment, breaking my knees seemed preferable to the dentist's drill...

rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
13 Jul 2013 11:30AM
Is it a Spitfire he's using MoiraWink sharp through out !!
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
13 Jul 2013 11:38AM
The inclusion of the spectators makes this Smile Smile
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.2k 162 England
13 Jul 2013 12:11PM
Perfect view point... you not the spectators, Moira. One for a BMX mag maybe.

Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
13 Jul 2013 12:37PM
Holding on tight, positioned and concentrating. He did it! Some interested and some not and one ready to go. You got the whole story Moira. Excellent shot........Sandy
13 Jul 2013 12:46PM
Terrific action Moira, excellent !! I love all the "attitudes" present in this image..GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2574 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 12:52PM
Thanks everyone, and special thanks to Sandy for the GEA, that's a real surprise and bonus!
The spectators were important, because I was photographing the event for the Town Council and wanted to show that it was well supported. The competition was organised by club specialists and I was surprised that they didn't insist on helmets. I felt that I needed one to take this...
Love Malc's rhyme.
12 5.7k 130 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 1:45PM
A superb image Moira, one which is not only difficult to get right, but one which speaks volumes about you the photographer.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
13 Jul 2013 1:59PM
I see a lot of these BMX bikes around Edinburgh Moira.
It does seem a popular mode of transport for the ''hoodies'' for some reason.
Nice to see a face on one for a change !!
AnnChown 13 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 2:09PM
You've got the composition spot on Moira!
boov 10 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 3:21PM
pluckyfilly 16 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 3:51PM
You couldn't have timed this any better, well done
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
13 Jul 2013 4:34PM
An excellent 'in-flight' shot, Moira, perfectly framed! Wink
Trev Smile
widtink 10 406 2 Scotland
13 Jul 2013 6:01PM
Fantastic Moira beautifully captured SmileSmile

Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
13 Jul 2013 7:04PM
I'd say this one fills the bill for the calendar and then some. An impressive action shot.
I also like the mono treatment you used.
The people peeking over the mound made me chuckle....a typical Moira photo.
tonyng Plus
12 12 3 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 7:46PM
You have it. Nicely framed. Tack sharp all round.
ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
13 Jul 2013 8:29PM
FanTAStic composition and timing, Moira. Wow. One helluvan action shot.

So cool that the track was designed by an EPZer Grin

pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2276 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 8:43PM
An impressive composition, Moira, and with all of the bike and rider set against the sky.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
13 Jul 2013 8:54PM
perfect !!!!

super timing and bnw conversion
nefaman 17 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 9:37PM
hey Moira long time no see,a couple of large projects on the go and a new job has kept me busy and off this site for too long
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2574 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 9:41PM
Hey, good to see you Mick! Your work is being enjoyed here.
dmhuynh72 15 47 3 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 10:35PM
perfectly timed shot Moira, and looks like you're in a dangerous position while taking this shot.
nonur 14 18 13 Turkey
13 Jul 2013 11:46PM
A terrific action shot, Moira.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2574 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 7:59AM
Thanks again folks. Yung, I wasn't in any real danger, the track is a circuit that goes over a series of bumps, I was standing beside rather than under one of them. I had agreed with the organisers what I would do, and where.
Yogendra Plus
19 22 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:24PM
Captured with wonderful timing, Superb.
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
31 Jul 2013 10:52PM
A terrific action shot Moira, is there no end to your talents!

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