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Published in Irish Bike

Posted by Cleggy on Jan 22, 2012 in PR

The February issue of Irish Bike Newspaper is now on the Newsagents shelves. In addition to all the latest news in Irish racing theres are also features on Jack Kennedy, Eugene Laverty, Derek McGee and Josh Elliott.

I have a couple of my older images published within the pages including this PR Photograph for Bridgestone Tyres of the late Sean Hurley.

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Motocross practice Day, Scotts

Posted by Cleggy on Jan 14, 2012 in Motocross

The Desertmartin Motocross Day wasn’t inspiring me too much so I got back in to the Car and travelled across to Scott’s Motocross Track.

Scott’s was buzzing and the Sun came out to play which made for better Photographs of the Motocross action, and the Sperrin Mountains in the background made for a great backdrop to my images. But I couldn’t resist getting the small Nikon SB800 flashes out for a few images as well. Below is a small selection of the Motocross Photographs I captured Today.

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Motocross practice Day, Desertmartin

Posted by Cleggy on Jan 14, 2012 in Motocross

A frosty Night usually means a decent bright Day, so I set off for the County Londonderry village of Desertmartin for some Motocross action with the thermometer inside the Car reading minus one and warning of possible Icey Roads.

There was a good turnout of Motocross competitors at Desertmartin but alas the bit of light for Photography was lacking, I shot until mid-day before venturing further afield. Below is a small selection of my Motocross Photographs from ‘the Desert’.

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2011 racing Season awards Night

Posted by Cleggy on Jan 7, 2012 in PR

Last Night in La Mon Hotel was the annual Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) awards dinner where the champions of Motorcycle road racing (Roads and short circuits) are presented with Trophies and Medals for their racing achievements.

Ireland is a very small Country, Northern Ireland more so, yet in 2011 Northern Ireland had no less than Three British Champions in the sport of Motorcycle racing.

Keith Farmer won the British Superstock 600cc championship, Alastair Seeley won the British Supersport Championship and John Simpson won the Cup category of the British Supersport Championship.

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Keith Farmer won the British Superstock 600cc championship, Alastair Seeley won the British Supersport Championship and John Simpson won the Cup category of the British Supersport Championship.

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Enduro

Posted by Cleggy on Jan 7, 2012 in Motocross

After Photographing last Nights MCUI(UC) Ltd awards presentation ceremony in the La Mon Hotel, Today it was back to Crossgar in County Down for another short Motocross Enduro cross Country event.

Heavy Rain all Week had put the event in jeopardy, luckily the fields were deemed fit for action (if more than a little bit Muddy!) and the enduro got underway as per the schedule.

Again the natural daylight was very poor for Photography so yet again I added some additional light with my trusty Nikon SB800 flashes and I used the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens for the duration of the whole event.

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New Years Enduro

Posted by Cleggy on Jan 2, 2012 in Motocross

Each new Years a bunch of hardy dirt-bikers travel to Bell’s Hill, Crossgar in County Down for a Three Hour Enduro event. Some ride round for fun others take it more serious and enter the Iron Man challenge but one thing is for sure, everyone competing finds it tough going!

Joining the regular Motocross and Trials riders were a few of the Road racers and short circuit racers including Ryan Farquhar on a brand new KTM Two-stroke. Jamie Hamilton and Darren Gilpin shared a KMX Kawasaki and Lee Hill was there for his first ever Enduro.

A heavy overnight frost left some of the Roads treacherous with more than one crashed vehicle on the Saintfield Road but I got there in one piece and put the trusty Nikon’s to Work in capturing Photographs of the Enduro action.

For these Enduro Photographs I used one wide angle lens, a 50mm prime and also used the 70-200mm zoom for a couple of images along with some fill flash.

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The Bell’s Hill Enduro last ran in 2010 and here is my blog post from that event.

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Dogs in the new Year Sun

Posted by Cleggy on Jan 1, 2012 in General

Buzz and Finn came to visit for a few Days whilst my brother and his Wifey went to London to see in the new Year. They say you should never work with Children or Animals but I managed to get a few nice images of these Dogs.

A Dog and his Ball

A Dog and his Ball – 1/500th f2.8

Dog portrait

Dog portrait – 1/320th f2.8

Dogs running with Ball

Dogs running – 1/400th f2.5

Finn dares me to try and take his Ball whilst keeping his beady eye focussed on me.

A Dog and his Ball

A Dog and his Ball – 1/1600th f1.4

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