My name is Ian Colley and I am a working freelance photographer located on the south side of Brisbane, specialising in Real Estate and Architecture photography, however this blog covers all aspects of my photography including my Sport and Landscape photography and any specials that I might have on photos or gallery prints from recent events.





Mt Cotton Round 4 2018

August 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Round 4 of the Mt Cotton Hillclimb series was held in great conditions last weekend. I managed to get to both day's competition and the weather was superb both days.

I decided to shoot from a couple of different spots this weekend so on Sunday I headed up into the bush behind the finish line to get the cars across the crest after the line and then moved to the finish line to get them going across the line. It was a nice change and there was a bit of action to be had ! The Escorts and the BMW's putting on a nice show. The best show of all though was Shane McAndrew, getting loose at the crest and finishing up in the wall after 2 rolls. Happily he got out ok with no injuries but the same can't be said for the car. Knackered !

Congrats to Dean Tighe taking out the overall win but only after a hard fought tussle with Michael von Rappard.

Here is a link to the photos. The Shane McAndrew crash in in Sunday's gallery. I have also attached a couple of photos below.


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See you at the next round.


Regards   Ian


Busy weekend coming up

May 29, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

All sorted and ready to go. 

The MG Car Club of Qld are holding the Qld Hillclimb Championships this weekend at Mt Cotton. I will be able to get to unofficial practise on Friday and official practise on Saturday. I have prepared the usual 16" x 20" framed gallery print for the club to raffle or give away. I'm looking forward to photographing some quick cars. Here is a quick and dirty layout of the framed print

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Then on Sunday it's down to Cabarita for Round 4 of the AFJSA National Jetsprint series. So far it looks like being a massive round with one of the biggest fields of entrants seen at Caba. I suspect there are quite a few internationals ready to get some local practise this weekend with the World Series just around the corner.

I have prepared a 20" x 24" framed gallery print for the Tweed Coast Jetsprint Club and have also organised ten x A3 180 piece jigsaw puzzles this meeting.

See the layout below of the gallery print and some quick pics of the jigsaw taken with my phone.

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See some of you there.


Regards  Ian

Mt Cotton Hillclimb Round 2 2018

May 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Round 2 was run in much better weather than the pouring rain of Round 1. I managed to get a few hours at the track on Sunday before other commitments dragged me away from some very quick competition.

There was a large field of cars with quite a few open wheelers out to play (they must be getting some practise in for the QHC ). It was great to see so many spectators at the track too.

Photos from Sunday have been sorted and uploaded to my web site at this link

Here are a few from the day.


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See you at the next one.

Regards  Ian


Round 1 Mt Cotton Hillclimb series 2018

March 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The weather Gods were not kind for the first round of the series. I didn't make the competition on Saturday when the weather appeared to be bit better than Sunday but still not great. Sunday was a difficult day for drivers to predict when to have a run with a mix of fine overcast weather for 20 minutes and then torrential rain the next 20 minutes. The rain made for some nice photos though.

For the rest of the month the usual deal for all the photos (2400 x 1800) of your car for $50 downloaded or $65 on a DVD delivered anywhere in Australia applies. Contact me via email if you want this as it's not in my web site shopping cart.

The photos from Sunday can be found here

Here are half a dozen from the day.

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Please respect my copyright and do not reproduce or copy these photos without my permission.


See ya at the next round.


Regards  Ian



50th Anniversary Hillclimb

February 20, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

What a great weekend (Feb 17 and 18) enjoying the MG Car Club of Qld's 50th Anniversary of the 1st Hillclimb held at Mt Cotton. It started with a social gathering and presentation at the clubhouse on Saturday and proceeded to displays and demonstration runs on Sunday.

It was very satisfying to see the multi-shot panorama of the track I photographed a few years ago finally hanging on the wall amongst the other impressive memorabilia. Thanks Elaine Hamilton.

Sunday was a perfect day weather wise to show off some of the cars of the past at the track, including I believe, a couple of cars that ran in the first meeting 50 years ago. 

I have attached a link to photos from the event here

and added a couple below.

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See you at Round 1


Regards  Ian