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Shakey v 205bhp by Andrew-and-Seven Shakey v 205bhp by Andrew-and-Seven
Ok I know I'm being good to you bike race followers, and apologies to the rest of you. I have some interesting night time shots of London, a day at Kew Gardens (today in fact) and tomorrow it's a bird of prey centre - so there's plenty normal stuff to come.

This was taken at Oulton Park with the Ellison shot, here from a little further up the track at Clay Hill. Shane 'Shakey' Byrne onboard the Suzuki GSXR1000 K5 machine, sponsored by the unmissable Rizla, the cigarette paper people.

Thanks as ever to Jay and Tasha at for the press arrangements for access to these events, a pass to get close enough for a mere 200mm lens, and the motivation to get my ass out there. Forever in your debt guys.

22/07/06 11.22 1/750sec f5.6 ISO100 200mm on Sigma 70-200 f2.8 HSM EX
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Absolutely razor sharp, don't they just make the effort worth while when you get one like this, the angle of light and the back drop, front wheel in the air.

Andrew-and-Seven Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers Ian, and love the 12R shots. But I'm gonna watch you for the portraits. I want to start shooting them and yours are great so mebbe I can learn from ya!
MeanInGreen Mar 22, 2007   Photographer
just noticed the worn paintwork on the bellypan!

ausome! :salute:
MeanInGreen Mar 20, 2007   Photographer
great shot!

pity Rizla didnt treat him too well, fond memories of shakey on the monstermob duke!

perfect shot, i want to get to this level!!!!
Andrew-and-Seven Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, he's Stobart now isn't he? Hope he tries harder - that was the critisicm from Suzuki :o
Ariel-L Mar 18, 2007
Very beautiful
Andrew-and-Seven Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
HouserPhotography Feb 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
Crack shot, mate. Crack shot!
Gilly71 Feb 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
No matter how good i get MY shots, they will never be THIS good!
Andrew-and-Seven Feb 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah practice grasshopper, practice. Half the secret is picking the right spot for the kit you have. I know the many limitations my kit has, and learned to work with them rather than fight them. Luck plays a part but really it's just safety in numbers. I'd shoot some 2000 images a weekend, most of bikes going fast and be lucky to get 100 sharp ones and of those mebbe 15 would be technically good shots ie the entire bike, sharp helmet etc. Then mebbe only 3-4 are good from a photographic/arty viewpoint.

How many would you shoot over a 3 day TT meet say?
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