These are some of my favourite pictures from over the years. They are my favourites for a variety of reasons, either because they have a special memory or maybe because from a technical viewpoint they are special. I've tried to briefly explain why in the text with each pictures. I hope you enjoy looking at them.
This picture features Scott Nicholls ahead of three times World Champion Jason Crump at the British Grand Prix in 2007.
I selected it as one of my favourites because it was shot with a Canon EOS 1D camera pushed to it's very limits. For the photographers amongst you, the camera had a 300mm prime lens, with a 2x converter on it. It was shot with the aperature wide open, at 3200 ASA, hand held at 1/320 second in shutter priority mode!
This picture was also shot at Cardiff at the 2009 British Garnd Prix. It shows first bend action with Hans Andersen leading from Andreas Jonsson with Jason Crump just going down behind them.
Crump picked himself up and eventually went on to win the meeting and subsequently, the World Championship (for the third time).
This picture shows the spectacular 'Bomber' Harris at Oxford in 2007. I just love the way he's thrown the bike into the corner, almost laying it down to kill his speed and avoid overshooting the bend. Fantastic!
I took this picture in 1984 on slide film and it was pin sharp. It is of course Erik Gundersen, 3 times World Champion and one of the nicest men you could ever wish to meet.
This picture was taken in 2005 at Peterborough. It shows Ales Dryml leading Scott Nicholls and Andreas Jonsson and I love it because it is so full of action. Click on the picture and have a look at the larger version.
I love this picture too because it's full of action. Scott Nicholls leads Kenneth Bjerre at Coventry, also in 2005.
Another picture from Peterborough which is a great track for taking pictures. This one shows Lee Richardson leading Ryan Sullivan. I used flash for this picture in 'high speed' mode.
This picture was scanned from a negative in 1994. The event was the Overseas Final at Coventry and shows Billy Hamill trying to 'create a space' to pass Craig Boyce.
Coventry v Wolves in 2000 and it shows how tough first bends can be, with Billy Hamill snadwiched between the two Wolves riders.