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Tour of Britain Stage Four Photographs

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Sysagent, 16 Sep 2009.

  1. Sysagent

    Sysagent "The Most Annoying Man In The World."

    Hello,

    Managed to get a good location on the Newton side of Waddington Fell yesterday for my first try at "action sports" photography, I usually specialise in Landscapes (http://www.definedlight.com) so this was a bit of challenge for me.

    Biggest fright for me was when I stood up from a very low crouched position the Peloton was quite literally less than a foot away from my face (unbeknown I tell you) and if you look at one of the shots you can see a Rabobank rider staring down at me, anyways without further ado:-

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    He needs a devil's outfit!

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    Canuti on his way up with Roche following close behind

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    Off they go in the classic arrow head formation

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    Thomas De Gendt current King of The Mountains followed closely by one of his team mates

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    Fave of the bunch this... Close up of Thomas De Gendt powering up the fell

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    Think that's Vlad at the back of the Agritubel team car / rider

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    The main bunch of the peloton is arriving with Team Rabobank working for the yellow jersey

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    Peloton coming alongside me now (makes a good W'paper at 1650 this shot)

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    Team Rapha Condor in attendance!


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    Looks like the climb is getting to one of the riders...

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    Some of the back markers on their way up now

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    Our very own Mr Rob Hayles!

    Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did taking them, the only disadvantage of this photography lark is that you don't actually get to see any of the race, but I really enjoyed the couple of hours up there and will be back next year!

    p.s. Sorry for cross posting I didn't know this forum was here!
     
  2. iLB

    iLB Hello there

    Location:
    LONDON
    nice photos, is this you by any chance?

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    on the left in the grass?
     
  3. cheadle hulme

    cheadle hulme Über Member

    Location:
    Clywdian Range
    Brilliant photos!
     
  4. mr-marty-martin

    mr-marty-martin New Member

    haha rob hayles allways puts a class face on goin up the climbs,
     
  5. iLB

    iLB Hello there

    Location:
    LONDON
    is hayles dropping even further back than ed clancy?? big man no like hill...
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Sysagent

    Sysagent "The Most Annoying Man In The World."

    Heh...

    No I was on the downside of Waddington Fell (Newton side), I was near the guy with the bald head wig thingy, I actually spotted myself on the ITV4 broadcast yesterday nearly getting hit by the Peloton.
     
  7. cheadle hulme

    cheadle hulme Über Member

    Location:
    Clywdian Range
  8. a_n_t

    a_n_t Senior Member

    Location:
    Manchester

    Rob was at the back up gunn hill today, that crash hasn't helped him!
     
  9. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    No surprises there but it's not easy for an amateur with limited time to find that range of opportunities for shots.
     
  10. waffle

    waffle New Member

    the level of photography in some of these threads is very good
     
  11. yello

    yello Guru

    Indeed. Absolutely first class. Chapeau!

    Duly desktopped!
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Sysagent

    Sysagent "The Most Annoying Man In The World."

    I can post the full 1650 resolution shot if you want?
     
  13. yello

    yello Guru

    Well, yes please, if it's not a problem. They look a bit weird stretched to fit!
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Sysagent

    Sysagent "The Most Annoying Man In The World."

  15. onb

    onb Über Member

    Location:
    North Yorks

    This photo was taken at Cross o Greet not Waddington Fell ,whoever took that bloody great tranny van up was apain ,I rode up the weekend before and decided I was going to take photos from here but it spoiled it ,I did think about ringing his boss to see if he knew where he was.

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    We must have been quite near ,I was wearing a YACF top.