I finally processed and scanned some of the images from Irvine Beach Cross a couple weeks back. It was an incredibly tough event with some really wonderful, mixed and high paced racing. A spectacle to watch!
I’ve got another four rolls of B&W film to process from the race, but the above was taken on the Fuji GX680, Portra 400 and the 100m f/4 lens. It’s a bit of a behemoth at the best of times, let alone for racing, but it really suited the big, wide expanses of the Irvine Links.
I’m very eager to see how the rest come out!
The onslaught of the so far frigid and damp Scottish winter is doing nothing but cut into my under-dressed body. My enthusiasm for ‘getting rad’ and suffering poetically are at an all season high and I’m enjoying every minute of it.
Despite not riding a huge amount since my summer of doing nothing but cycling, I’m feeling relatively fit and enjoying having a BEST BUD to get gnarly with.
Highlights over the last two weeks have included a 100km ride around the Forth along NCN76 with a detour through Kincardine and Devilla Forest and a slightly epic ride with Matthew which ended with getting lost and a freezing cold river crossing.
My enthusiasm for taking snaps continues and I’ll have some photos to show from the Irvine Beach ‘Cross round of the SCX series soon!
Here’s to pretending we’re having fun in the cold!
(Ps, I got a snap posted on BikeRumour. I’m basically a big deal now.)
As I mentioned previously, I spent last Sunday shooting Rd. 3 of the Scottish Cyclocross series in Motherwell.
The race was pretty gruelling in very sloppy conditions and plenty of frost in the shade. Many a mech and hanger was lost!
Being a bit of a masochist, I decided to shoot the race on a Rolleicord (HP5+, pushed in warm dev.) with a Metz Blitz hammerhead flash. I’m really pleased with some of the images and a selection of the finest can be seen below!
Also included at the end of this post is a link for the PDF of all of my selected images from the race. This is for the benefit of those who want to find a nice snap of them selves!
I spent a wonderful day yesterday photographing Rd. 3 of the Scottish Cyclocross Series at Motherwell.
I was being that super hip dude with a Rolleicord and will find out how the snaps came out this afternoon. 7 rolls in a day!
Hilariously, I was missing my fuji the whole day. The massive, bright viewfinder would have been a real delight for the fast paced racing!
Have an ace week!