My mate Choppa snagged himself a place at NUFC’s ‘Play on the Pitch’ where you get to play a match on your teams hallowed turf with and your pals before they rip the pitch up. I managed to sneak a few dribbles and shots in while the warm up was going on then, it was back to the world of photography. The chaps came off 5-1 winners in the end, good experience for everyone!!
Tags: brampton, cumbria mx, dirtbike, extreme, honda, kawasaki, ktm, motocross, motorsport, mx, nikon, nikon d700, offroad, sigma 70-200 2.8, suzuki, yamaha
Well after a couple of seasons of people telling me to go, I finally made the journey across to Brampton in Cumbria to check out what all the fuss was.
It’s been reported that the racing in Cumbria is a little more ‘competitive’ or, aggressive, but within the rules of the game. Brampton MX is a nice Sandy track which straddles a hill using a few good old fashioned down and up hill sections with a bit of sandy berm corners thrown in for good measure. The club ECMX, decided to run the track the opposite way around this time, which made no difference to me, but it was clear as the brake bumps appeared that it was a little more tricky for the riders.
A good days racing could have only been made better if the glorious rain had buggered off!!!! Here’s a few snaps from the day anyhoo.
Tags: nikon d700, Fitness, Gemma, workout, ripped, health, body building, boxing, chained, restrained, nikon 24-70mm
Here’s the first of a triple update, which probably isn’t going to be in the correct chronological order..
First up… Gemma made the trip up from York again get some snaps. This time I invited Mr Chris Harrison of that there Grime & Glamour ( http://www.grimeandglamour.co.uk ) so she could get the most from her trip.
I STILL haven’t gotten around to finishing off Gemma’s pics yet with all the Motocross and other stuff I’ve had on the go, but here’s a taster. Some people say she’s worked out too much, some say shes perfect for the comp she’s going for, but whatever you say….she’s definitely a good and versatile model.
Tags: championship, dirt scooter, dirtbike, motocross, mx, nemxc, pjmx
Round one of the North East Motocross Championship kicked off with what should have been round 2, but the original start fell foul to the weather, so it was upto PJMX at Cambois, Northumberland for a practical full house.
As usual Peter and the NEMX staff worked their crackers off to get the track ready to allow what was a good days racing. The paramedics where called on a couple of occasions for what turned out to be more cautionary than anything else in what medically was an I eventful day. In racing terms, David Goosen turned up in the experts class to throw his kawasaki around in some style and proved even the best of us find ourselves face down in the dirt from time to time.
Anyway, here’s hoping the pics and a write up make it into his weeks TMX which is out this Friday.
Tags: carve photography, martin lynn, mx, pjmx, nikon, d700, moto, nikon d700, cambois, dirtbike, motorsport, dirt, dust, extreme, ride
The weather appears to have finally turned which means the local MX track, PJMX is now back open. With the first round of NEMXC being held there on the 21st April I decided to have a pop down for a few hours and snap some piccies.
The weather lately has been absolutely appaulling making it more of Jetski track than a bike one, but throw in some dry days and a bit of wind and you have the exact opposite issue as the track dries so fast it turns into a little dust bowl.
There was plenty of people sporting new bikes and new kit for the coming season and wanted to get ripping back the throttle and throw their bikes around. I managed to catch up with a few old faces aswell as scare the shit out of Paul LB by creeping up and banging on the side of his van, lifting him a few foot in the air!
Here’s a sample of the days pics… images are available via the Buy images section of http://www.carvephotography.co.uk.
Roll on next weekend where the practice stops and the racing starts!!!
Tags: broke, broke martin, cashflow, cross fingers, heres hopin, nikon 24-70mm f2.8, nikon d700, no money
Having no money totally sucks!! I’m currently in a situation where my D700 has taken a pasting at the MX track over the years and is my only camera, so I need to upgrade or get a back up. The Nikon 24-70 lens in my bag isn’t mine but has been in my custody for a few years instead of Stu’s bag where it belongs and my Macbook runs on mouse farts I think and is starting to slowly croak and struggle with photo editting.
So I got a decently paid job last week which put a few quid in the bank, a bit of a cheeky bonus from work which really needs to go on the family/house and next month I get my TA bounty which is pretty much paying off my holiday. So my decision simply is, how do I make a little of money go a long way?
At present, the plan is along the lines of……put some cash aside towards a lens so Stu can be reunited with his or more probably, the new one I get. Stick an SSD drive in my macbook which should hopefully speed it up, then, plug the living daylights out of my photography skills, photobooth and anything else I can do to drag coin in to my purse!
It all boils down to one simple truth… HAVING NO MONEY SUCKS!!!
Tags: Army, bloody freezing, British army, nikon d700, sigma 70-200 f2.8, training exercise, winter
Finally managed to combine two passions properly in the Peak District last week.
With temperatures at -5 add on the windchill taking it to -11 I wasn’t sure my hands or my camera where going to be able to manage, but, both seemed to stay the course to get some pics. Here’s a mini selection of what I can share.