It’s been way too long!

OK…I don’t know what happened, but I haven’t posted in aaaaaages, and that’s just not on! I have no good reason for this except that I have been distracted by life and allowed it to interfere with the commitment I made to myself about this blog. But, if there is one thing I have learned over recent months, it is to not dwell on the past and keep looking forward.

One thing I haven’t given up on is my photography, and last weekend Hubby and I got to indulge ourselves in each other’s hobbies on a little trip away. That is to say, Hubby had a mountain bike race in Queanbeyan (near Canberra) and I decided to try my hand at some sport photography.

It was a very cold, crisp Canberra day…I had forgotten what Canberra winters could be like until we got up in the morning to leave for the race! This pic was taken with the iPhone as we were waiting for the ice to melt 🙂

Iced up car!

Once we arrived, got our gazebo up and heater on, we were ready for the day. The race was the Chocolate Foot 7hour MTB race, so the heater would be needed (more for the support crew than the riders). We were there with 3 of Hubby’s mates (and respective partners) who were also riding in 2 teams of 2. This at least meant the riders would get a rest in-between laps, but it was still going to be a tough day!

The following are photos shot with my Nikon D300. I kept the 16-85mm lens on all day, but I acknowledge my 70-300mm could have come in handy at times. A couple of these shots have a little bit of post-processing done…playing around with Photoshop CS6 for the first time.

Good Morning Mist!

Setting Up Camp

Competitor 124

Suiting Up

Starting line psych out?

Coming into Transition

Taking a corner ….missed my focus point a little on this one 😦

Coming in to finish!

It was a great day, and hubby was pleased with the race (and having the fastest lap time of the 4 boys!). I had a great time trekking through bush to get some of my shots, and am looking forward to the next race to practise some more.

To finish off I can’t resist posting this pic of Spook. He was the most gorgeous Collie whose owner was doing the race as a solo rider, so I kinda took the liberty of keeping Spook company back at camp. How cute is he?

Spook the Dog.

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