IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog en-us (C) IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:37:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:37:00 GMT Round 4 Mt Cotton Hillclimb https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2019/7/round-4-mt-cotton-hillclimb Round 4 of the Hillclimb series was held last weekend in some great Qld winter weather. Pretty chilly in the morning but warmed up nicely during the day.

Congrats to Michael Von Rappard for taking fastest time of the day and to Jim Milliner for cracking the 38 second barrier with a 38.97 in the Top 6 run off.

Photos from the event have been uploaded to my web site at this link

The usual deal applies, all your photos (2400 x 1800 pix) from the event for $50 until the end of August. This deal is not part of my web site shopping cart so contact me by email if you would like to take up this offer.

Here are a few from Sunday.

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

 

See you at the next round

Regards  Ian

 

 

 

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Round 3 2019 Mt Cotton Hillclimb Series https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2019/6/round-3-2019-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series Round 3 of the Mt Cotton Hillclimb Series done and dusted. I got to Sunday competition, run on a cold but fine day. It was a relatively incident free day allowing for plenty of runs for the entrants. Congratulations to Dean Tighe for breaking his class record, just sneaking into the 36 second bracket with a 36.99 second run.

The photos from the round are all up on my web site at this link    

the usual deal of all the photos (2400 x 1800 pixels) of your car from the event for $50 will be available until the end of July. This is not available in the website shopping cart so email me if you wish to take advantage of the offer.

Here are a few photos from the day.

 

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Please respect my copyright and do not copy or reproduce these images without my consent.

See you at the next round.

 

Regards  Ian

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds caf c-af car championship climb e5 e-m1 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport mount cotton mt cotton olympus om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2019/6/round-3-2019-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series Fri, 28 Jun 2019 03:14:49 GMT
2019 Golden Jubilee MG National Meeting https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2019/5/2019-golden-jubilee-mg-national-meeting I have just had the good fortune to photograph the 2019 Golden Jubilee MG Nationals. An event that brought some of the best MG's from Pre-war to Modern times to sunny Queensland, well, not so sunny over Easter. The event included a Concours, Hillclimb, Motorkhana and some other non competitive events over the four days of Easter and saw some beautiful, classics old cars put through their paces.

Photos from the event are able to be viewed and purchased here

Also see the offer attached below.

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Last round of Hillclimb 2018 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2018/11/last-round-of-hillclimb Round 6 of the Mt Cotton Hillclimb series for 2018 is coming up soon. I will be able to get to practise on Saturday and half the day's racing on Sunday.

I'm looking forward to some fine weather (not too hot) and great competition over the weekend.

I have finished the 16" x 20" framed gallery print for the event and attached a copy of the layout below.

Have a great meeting everyone.

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 Please respect my copyright and do not reproduce or copy this image without my permission.

Regards  Ian

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds caf c-af car championship climb e5 e-m1 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport mount cotton mt cotton olympus om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2018/11/last-round-of-hillclimb Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:26:48 GMT
Mt Cotton Round 4 2018 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2018/8/mt-cotton-round-4-2018 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

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds caf c-af car championship climb e5 e-m1 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport mount cotton mt cotton olympus om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2018/8/mt-cotton-round-4-2018 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 04:02:51 GMT
Busy weekend coming up https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2018/5/busy-weekend-coming-up 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

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds afjsa c-af e-5 em-1 four thirds four thirds and sport jetboat jetsprint m4/3 m4/3rds micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor olympus racing sport superboat temora tweed v8 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2018/5/busy-weekend-coming-up Wed, 30 May 2018 04:41:08 GMT
Mt Cotton Hillclimb Round 2 2018 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2018/5/mt-cotton-hillclimb-round-2-2018 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

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds caf c-af car championship climb e5 e-m1 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport mount cotton mt cotton olympus om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2018/5/mt-cotton-hillclimb-round-2-2018 Thu, 03 May 2018 00:18:52 GMT
Round 1 Mt Cotton Hillclimb series 2018 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2018/3/round-1-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series-2018 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

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds caf c-af car championship climb e5 e-m1 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport mount cotton mt cotton olympus om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2018/3/round-1-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series-2018 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:27:48 GMT
50th Anniversary Hillclimb https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2018/2/50th-anniversary-hillclimb 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

 

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds caf c-af car championship climb e5 e-m1 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport mount cotton mt cotton olympus om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2018/2/50th-anniversary-hillclimb Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:51:48 GMT
Mt Cotton Hillclimb Round 6 2017 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2017/12/mt-cotton-hillclimb-roun-6-2017 The last round of the Carric Accounting and Tighe Cams Mt Cotton Hillclimb series was held last weekend.

Perfect weather and a big turnout of competitors made for great competition over the weekend. Michael von Rappard produced the fastest run of the weekend with a low 38 second time.

Mt Cotton Hillclimb also played host to a special guest over the weekend with Daryl Beattie running a brand new Ford Focus RS around the track getting his times consistently down to low 48's on Sunday.

The photos have been sorted and uploaded to my website at this link  and the videos of the 1st run on Saturday have been uploaded to my YouTube channel at this link

Until the end of December I am offering the usual deal of all the photos of you car as 2400 x 1800 digital downloads for $50 or $65 on DVD and posted anywhere in Australia.

Here's a couple from Sunday's competition including a couple of close calls with the nuts.

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Thanks to Carric Accounting and Business Service, Tighe Cams and the MG Car Club of Qld for another great year of competition. 

See you next year.

 

Regards  Ian

 

 

 

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Last round of Jetboats for 2017 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2017/10/last-round-of-jetboats-for-2107 The 28th and 29th of this month sees another years AFJSA Jetsprint racing come to an end. The final round will be held at the Northern NSW Cabarita track. I'm hoping the weather will be great and we get a bumper crowd to finish off the 2017 season.

I have the 20" x 24" framed print ready to put the photos in, here's a photo of the basic layout.

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Looking forward to some great racing and plenty of good photos.

Regards

Ian

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds afjsa c-af e-5 em-1 four thirds four thirds and sport jetboat jetsprint m4/3 m4/3rds micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor olympus racing sport superboat temora tweed v8 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2017/10/last-round-of-jetboats-for-2107 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:38:54 GMT
Qld Hillclimb Championship 2017 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2017/6/qld-hillclimb-championship-2017 Another fantastic event hosted by the MG Car Club of Qld, fine weather, track in great shape and some very quick times over the weekend.

Malcolm Oastler set a new track record of 35.25 seconds with our local boys Dean Tighe and Michael von Rappard getting into the 36's and 37's respectively.

I have photos on my web site here and video of most of the entrants is available to view on my YouTube channel here .

I am offering the usual deal of all your (2400 x 1800 pixel) photos for $50 able to be downloaded from my website and for those entrants that had a video done I will include that in the $50.

Here are a few photos from the event, I love that Triumph GT6 of Roy Davis, sweet car.

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Well, that's the QHC done for another year, see you at the next round of the Hillclimb series in a couple of weeks.

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

 

Regards  Ian

 

 

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M Cotton Hillclimb Series Round 3 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2017/4/m-cotton-hillclimb-series-round-3 Round 3 of the Mt Cotton Hillclimb Series was run last weekend. I attended Sunday's competition and photographed three runs for everyone and also video of the last run for all the competitors left running plus the top  six. It was a great day of competition with a few class records broken and a fair bit of off track action too. 

I am offering the usual deal of all an entrants photos (2400 x 1800 pixels) for $50 and including the video taken of your car too. If you would like to take up this offer please email me with car info.

Photos from the event can be found here

Videos from the day can be found here

Here are a few photos from the day

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See you at the next round

 

Regards  Ian

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car championship climb e-m1 e5 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2017/4/m-cotton-hillclimb-series-round-3 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:23:47 GMT
CAMS Club Challenge 2017 Mt Cotton https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2017/4/cams-club-challenge-2017-mt-cotton The CAMS Club Challenge at Mt Cotton was held last weekend in surprisingly good weather and track conditions. Cyclone Debbie had dumped record levels of rain and some decent winds over S.E Qld on the Wednesday and Thursday before, after smacking the entire Qld coast pretty much from south of Townsville, so it was a nice surprise to see the track in such great shape. Thanks to all the MG Car Club and Mt Cotton hillclimb volunteers.

The event saw 13 teams entered in the hillclimb and it was great to see so many different cars compete. 

The photos from the event are up on my web site at this link

I also did video of one run for all competitors (hopefully I didn't miss anyone). It was Run 3 for most and Run 4 for a couple of the 1st competitors. The video can be found at my Youtube Channel here. I still have to name a couple of the videos but I will get that finished soon hopefully.

I will be offering my usual deal, $50 for all your photos (2400 x 1800 pixels) from the event for download and will include the video of your car with the photos. Offer valid until the end of April. Contact me if you wish to take me up on the offer.

I was playing with slow shutter speeds again and have attached a few photos from the day.

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

See you at the next round.

Regards   Ian

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car championship climb e-m1 e5 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2017/4/cams-club-challenge-2017-mt-cotton Fri, 07 Apr 2017 02:00:14 GMT
Mt Cotton Hillclimb Series 2017 Round 2 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2017/3/mt-cotton-hillclimb-series-2017-round-2 I was able to get to both days of competition for this event but the weather gods played a part in reducing the time spent at the track. Both days were supposed to be wet but Saturday held off all day luckily. It poured all night Saturday night and was a bit wet and drizzly on Sunday morning early. At 8:30 am when racing started we had the sun poking it’s head through the clouds and we were good to go. Unfortunately our luck didn’t last and about half an hour into the first run the drizzle came back, just as we were getting a dry line too, and the drizzle quickly became rain, then heavy rain and then torrential rain. There were a couple of attempts to get cars running again only to be met with more rain so at about 11 am I called it quits and came home to process photos from Saturday and half a run on Sunday. Me and my gear soaked through, good fun shooting in the rain though !

I have finished sorting the photos and have uploaded them to my web site at this link

There is also some video of most of the entrants from the 2nd run on Saturday at my Youtube channel here

I have attached a couple of photos from the weekend with last two showing how wet it was.

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See you at the next round.

Regards  Ian

 

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Mt Cotton Hillclimb Series 2017 Round 1 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2017/3/mt-cotton-hillclimb-series-2017-round-1 Round 1 of the Mt Cotton Hillclimb series was held on the last weekend of February on another perfect Qld day. Summer's over, thank you !

It was an interesting meeting, a few quick regulars missing but a couple of new ones to replace them made up a good sized field. I managed to attend Sunday only for what was great day of competition with no major delays. One open wheeler into the nuts and that was about it.

I spent most of the day doing something a little different, I like to shoot tight-ish normally but I thought I'd shoot real tight instead. Hopefully I had a successful day. I have attached half a dozen from the day.

The rest of the photos from the Round can be found at this link

The usual deal of all your photos (2400 x 1800 files for download) from the day for $50 is valid until the end of March 2017.

 

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Just noticed, red features heavily, oh well !

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

See you at Round 2

 

Regards  Ian.

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car championship climb e-m1 e5 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2017/3/mt-cotton-hillclimb-series-2017-round-1 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:09:06 GMT
Come and Try/Test and Tune Jan 2017 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2017/1/come-and-try/test-and-tune-jan-2017 Last Sunday saw the first event for the year at Mt Cotton Hillclimb. A Come and Try morning for newcomers to the sport and then a Test and Tune afternoon for the regulars.

I didn't arrive until after 10:30am so missed most of the Come and Try starters and it was a practise day for me too. I was trying out a new camera body, comparing it with the two bodies I usually take with me on these days. So it was a day playing with different settings on different camera bodies and lenses, meaning a few missed opportunities and not as many photos as usual. Didn't make a decision about the new body yet, I need to get one to the Jet Boat racing to see how it performs there.

Still plenty of photos though for everyone to go through. The link to the photos is here http://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/f477058731

Here's a couple from the day.

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car championship climb e-m1 e5 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2017/1/come-and-try/test-and-tune-jan-2017 Sun, 29 Jan 2017 08:55:05 GMT
Last Mt Cotton round for the year https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/12/last-mt-cotton-round-for-the-year Round 6 of the Carric Accounting and Tighe Cams Mt Cotton Hillclimb series was run in typical summer conditions here in sunny qld - hot, extremely hot !

A huge field competed in the last round for 2016 and because there were no major delays during the day, other than a couple of stoppages to remove a goanna from the track,  the drivers got more runs than I think they expected considering the 100 odd entrants. The open wheeler boys put on a great display breaking into the 37's.

 

Photos from the event are here 

The usual offer of all the 2400 x 1800 photos of your car for $50 is available until the end of January 2017.

Couple of photos from the event I like. The first one Bradley Smith getting some air at the hairpin and the second is some more air from John Gibson in the PRC Rally Mitsubishi Lancer. 

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Have a great Christmas and New year. See you in 2017.

 

Regards  Ian

 

 

 

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Mt Cotton Round 6 2016 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/11/mt-cotton-round-6-2016 The last round of the Mt Cotton Hillclimb series for 2016 is upon us this weekend and I believe the entry list is huge, great to see.

I am only going to be able to get to Sunday's competition and plan on doing some video as well as the usual photos. Hoping for fine weather all day and no afternoon thunderstorms.

I have prepared a framed gallery print for the MG Car Club of Brisbane to raffle, here's the finished product. A 16" x 20" frame with one 8" x 10" and three 5" x 7" photos.

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See you at the track.

 

Regards

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Temora photos done https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/11/tmora-photos-done I managed to get the last of the photos uploaded to my Temora galleries last Sunday night. I keep saying this but I have to be more economical when shooting so I can turn the photos around faster. Anyway here's the link to the photos

The night racing at Temora wasn't as well lit as I had hoped and there were big differences in the light at various parts of the track, particularly through the centre. Not as well lit as Baypark in NZ. I had to use the EM1 with the 35 - 100 f2 instead of the E5 and 50 - 200 SWD because of the better high ISO performance which left me shooting a bit wide but you get that. Here are a couple of shots with reflections from the night racing I liked. Bring on next season.

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Ian

 

 

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Temora Videos https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/11/temora-videos I have finally managed to get all the videos from both rounds at Temora uploaded to my YouTube Channel here

If you can Chromecast or Apple TV to your telly they look pretty good, shot in 1080p.

Photos are next.

Here's a couple of blokes that missed the track and have different ideas about flying !

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V8 Superb https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/11/v8-superb It has been just over 2 weeks since Rounds 6 and 7 of the AFJSA V8 Superboats were held in Temora NSW and I am still a fair way away from getting all video and photos done but I am ploughing through it.

Both rounds were held in glorious weather and competition was fierce all weekend. I have to wait till next year now for anymore of this racing.

Here is a photo (from Round 7 on Saturday) of Troublemaker getting a bit of air on a right-hander at the far end of the track. Brooke Lucas and Navi went hard from Heat 1 on both days, it was great to watch.

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Jetsprint Photo and Frame Offer https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/8/jetsprint-photo-and-frame-offer Hi Jetboat Teams,

After Round 5 of the AFJSA Jetsprint Series to be held at Cabarita on the 3rd and 4th of September I am offering a photo and frame special for the race teams.

Receive all the photos taken of your boat for personal use (download fullsize un-edited Jpegs, normally $15 each) from both Cabarita rounds and a four photo Gallery Print (photos of your choice) in a double matted, modern, black 16" x 20" timber frame. I would normally end up with between 50 to 150 photos of each boat from each round. The frame is similar to the 9 photo frame most of you have already seen, just a little smaller. It will include three 5" x 7" and one 8" x 10" prints and a silver plaque with your choice of wording on three lines. This framed print is normally $165 excluding freight. The special price for this package is $350, which represents a huge saving over normal prices and includes delivery of the frame anywhere in Australia. 

These frames would make great gifts for your sponsors and crew and if extra framed prints are required I will prepare them for $150 per additional frame and $10 extra freight per frame.

See a sample of the frame below. Please let me know if you are interested in this offer by Friday the 2nd Sept (before the races) to ensure I take plenty of photos of your boat. Full payment is required by Monday 12th Sept by direct deposit or (cash at the weekend) before I make the frames as they are all special ordered and individually made.

See you at Round 5.

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Regards  Ian

 

 

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds afjsa c-af e-5 em-1 four thirds four thirds and sport jetboat jetsprint m4/3 m4/3rds micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor olympus racing sport superboat tweed v8 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/8/jetsprint-photo-and-frame-offer Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:30:24 GMT
Round 4 AFJSA Jetsprints https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/8/round-4-afjsa-jetsprints Round 4 of the AFJSA Jetsprint series held at Cabarita was run and won on the 6th and 7th of August. I managed to get to both days of racing. Unfortunately Saturday was interrupted by occasional showers of rain slowing the days proceedings. Sunday was a completely different day, fine and sunny, a perfect day for racing and the decent sized crowd got to witness some great competition. 

Ramjet and Natwell Racing had both succumbed to engine failures but the rest of the teams went hard all day, with Darryl Hutton taking the top prize for the day in a borrowed boat. Competition in the 400's was intense with Brett and Lin Thornton in 2 Obsessed taking a hard earned win.

All the photos from the weekend have been uploaded to my web site and can be purchased from the galleries linked here.

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Can't wait for Round 5 coming up the 1st weekend in September. I will have a new gallery print ready to go for the Tweed Coast Jetsprint Club, containing photos from the Meremere round of the UIM World Series held in New Zealand in January 2016.

Regards Ian

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds afjsa c-af e-5 em-1 four thirds four thirds and sport jetboat jetsprint m4/3 m4/3rds micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor olympus racing sport superboat tweed v8 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/8/round-4-afjsa-jetsprints Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:24:33 GMT
Round 3 Mt Cotton Hillclimb series 2016 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/7/round-3-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series-2016 I managed to get to a great day of racing on Sunday. It was windy and bitterly cold until about midday, stayed nice for about 2 hours and got nasty cold again after that. The weather didn't put a dampener on the competition though with many drivers achieving personal best times and Dean Tighe in the Dallara breaking the lap record for his class, becoming the fastest Queenslander ever to go around Mt Cotton. Congratulations Dean.

Photos from the event can be found here

All the (2400 x 1800) photos of your car are available for $50 until the end of July. Contact me by email if you wish to take advantage of that deal.

Some photos from the day below.

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See you at the next round

 

Regards  Ian

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car championship climb e-m1 e5 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/7/round-3-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series-2016 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:35:51 GMT
2016 Qld Hillclimb Championships run and won https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/6/2016-qld-hillclimb-championships-run-and-won Luckily the nasty weather on Friday and even nastier weather on Saturday cleared for a bright and sunny race day on Sunday, albeit cold and windy.

The weekend was won by Malcolm Oastler who only managed to post two times on Sunday, crashing on his third run. His times were so quick in his first two runs he was never headed the rest of the day by any other competitors.

There were a couple of other notable events, Neil Lewis having a brake rotor split and fly apart and finding out he had no brakes into the hairpin, so straight through the nuts he went. Mark Crespan in the Cobra suffered a drive shaft failure that broke fuel lines starting a big fire under his car with flames leaping into the cockpit of the car. He got out ok and marshals put the fire out quickly.

The photos are now done and uploaded to my web site here 

The usual offer of all the (2400 x 1800) photos taken of an entrant available for $50 until the end of June.

Here are a few from the event.

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See you at Round 3 of the series in a couple of weeks.

Regards  Ian

 

 

 

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2016 Qld Hillclimb Championships https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/5/2016-qld-hillclimb-championships I have finished the frame for the 2016 Qld Hillclimb Championships to be held the first weekend in June at Mt Cotton.

It has photos from last years event and if the winner/recipient of the frame would like photos from this years QHC to put in the frame I will edit four photos of their choice and supply them with the digital images ready for them to print and place inside the frame.

The frame is 16" x 20" with one 8" x 10" and three 5" x 7" prints. This is what it looks like.

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Mt Cotton Interclub Challenge 2016 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/5/mt-cotton-interclub-challenge-2016 Saturday the 14th May saw the running of another Mt Cotton Hillclimb "Interclub Challenge". It was a great day weather and competition wise.

There were many cars not normally seen at the usual rounds of the hillclimb series.

Photos for the event have been loaded to my website here  All photos can be purchased from the site.

and here are a few lightly edited photos from the day.

 

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See you at the QHC in a couple of weeks.

 

Regards  Ian

 

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Harvest Transport UIM World Champs crash print https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/5/harvest-transport-crash-print I finally got around to doing the first of hopefully many large composite prints from the 2016 UIM World Series Jetsprint Championships held in New Zealand earlier this year.

The first one finished is Harvest Transport's massive crash on qualifying day, Friday, at Baypark Stadium. It would have to rate as one of the most spectacular jet boat crashes I have seen. Unfortunately the boat was out for the rest of the championship but it was great to see the driver and navi walk away a bit shaken up but otherwise unhurt. Says a lot for the strength and integrity of the boats and the safety equipment in place.

This photo sequence, possibly the only photos taken of the crash showing the boat and its video image on the big screen at the same time, is available for sale as a 16" x 20" (40cm x 50cm) print for $125 (AUD) until the end of May 2016. It's normal price is $150 (AUD). This price is for a print only and excludes delivery. I will post to Australia, New Zealand, U.S. , Canada and any other country Australia Post will deliver to. 

Please contact me by email if you wish to purchase the print. For more information regarding the print please see here.

 

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On to the next one now, who shall I choose ?

 

Regards  Ian

 

 

 

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Round 1 Mt Cotton Hillclimb series 2016 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/3/round-1-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series-2016 The first round of the 2016 Mt Cotton Hillclimb series was held last weekend in very hot conditions and I was feeling it after going up and down the hill a couple of times. It was great to see a decent number of cars entered with quite a few new ones as well. The series has a couple of new major sponsors this year, Carric Accounting & Business Service and Tighe Cams. Thank you in advance for your support for the year ahead.

I only managed to get to racing on Sunday and tried to keep my photo numbers down a bit to speed up my processing time after the event. I also played a little bit with some slower shutter speeds at this meeting which would also reduce my keepers. The photos were uploaded to my web site by Wednesday night so my plan must have worked. (grin)

The photos from the event can be found here.

The photos are all for sale and until the end of March all the (2400 x 1800) photos of a car are able to be purchased for $50. This offer is not pat of the shopping cart so please email me if you want take advantage of the special.

Here are a couple from Sunday.

 

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See you at the next round.

Regards  Ian

 

 

 

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Good Times https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/2/good-times This is what a lot of fun and constant mud showers looks like.

The Oly E5, E-M1 and lenses stood up to some serious abuse over the 2 weekends of the UIM World Series Jetsprints. A couple of long showers with my camera gear to wash off the heavily encrusted mud to get to how it looks in the photos, then some careful cleaning with pre-moistened lens wipes to get it all looking like new. Ready to play another weekend.

Round 1 of the Mt Cotton Hillclimb Series on this weekend, good times !

 

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2016 UIM Jetsprint World Championship update https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/2/2016-uim-jetsprint-world-championship-update I was a little ambitious thinking I would get all the photos done by last Friday. I had so many to sort through and ended up uploading so many, probably too many, but you get that. Anyway they are done.

The special still stands, all the 2400 x 1800 photos of a boat for $100 per round, or purchase them individually for $5 per photo if you only want a few.  Prints will only be fulfilled for Australian customers. If you wish to buy all the photos of a boat please contact me by email as this is not an automated option on my web site.

All the boat photos can be found here.

There were quite a few big crashes over the two rounds but the most spectacular had to be the Harvest Transport crash during practise and early qualifying on Friday at Baypark. I have attached part of the sequence I shot from that crash.

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Thank you once again to all involved in putting on this fantastic event and I can't wait for the next one to come around.

Regards  Ian

 

 

 

 

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2016 UIM Jetsprint World Championship https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2016/2/2016-uim-jetsprint-world-championship After a nice break over Christmas it all started with a bang in late January. Karen and I were invited to shoot the 2016 UIM World Series Jetsprint Championship in New Zealand with full media accreditation. The series was held over two rounds on the last two weekends of January. The first round was held at Meremere and the second round was held at Baypark Stadium Mt Maunganui. The amazing thing about the Baypark track is that the track is dug out of the infield of a large speedway circuit (previously a rugby field). A week to build it, 2 days use and then a week to restore it back to normal, ready for the next speedway meeting or athletics meet. What a superb venue, grandstand seating allowing great viewing for about 300 degrees around the oval. To top it all off, the meeting was held during the afternoon and into the evening under lights. Both race meetings were well attended with The Baypark Stadium crowd nudging 20,000 on the main race day. Big thanks go out to Paul Gaston, the NZJSA President, and the NZJSA members and associates that helped to put this series on, from my experience and I'm sure the crowds too the whole show ran like a well oiled machine. 

The competition between the Americans, Canadians, Aussies and the Kiwis was spectacular with the New Zealand teams too good, taking wins at both events in both classes. We have to do this in Australia, hang on, we will, in two years it's our turn to host this series. Can't wait.

I have finished sorting through and culling images down to a respectable number and am in the process of uploading them to my web site. I hope to have them all up by Thursday or Friday of this week. At the moment I have "Crashes and Spins and other fun Stuff" for both rounds "Random track photos" and photos for Eagle Automotive and Harvest Transport already loaded up for viewing.

Until the end of March, I will be offering a special on the photos, the 2400 x 1800 downloads will be $5 instead of $10 and all the 2400 x 1800 photos of an entrant (boat) can be bought for $100 per round. The "Random Track photos" are free to download. 

I have attached a few lightly edited photos of some of the spectacular out of water action that goes on at Jetsprint racing. Enjoy.

I will post again when all the photos are uploaded to my web site but in the mean time here is the link to the folders of photos so far.

 

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Round 6 of Mt Cotton Hillclimb 2015 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/12/round-6-of-mt-cotton-hillclimb-2015 The final round of the 2015 TSA-SRA Hillclimb Series was held on the last weekend of November in good weather. There were plenty of entrants with a higher than usual number of open wheelers attending.

Both days competition went pretty smoothly with few interruptions to proceedings. Although Neil Lewis had a big off at Lovers on Sunday which put an end to his day. He appeared to run a bit wide entering the left hander at Lovers and got in to some loose stuff and ran wide and off the track smacking the new wall on the right pretty hard. The car sustained a bit of damage to right side front and rear wheels, suspension and wings. Neil appeared ok thankfully.

Photos from the event can be found here

Here are a couple of photos from the weekend

 

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Thanks to the MG Car Club of Brisbane and the Mt Cotton Hillclimb committee and organisers for another great year of competition. A big thank you also to Trenching Systems Australia and Stewart Reid Automotive for their sponsorship of this series. See you next year.

Regards  Ian

 

 

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More from Round 6 of Jetsprints https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/12/more-from-round-6-of-jetsprints All the photos have been culled, sorted and uploaded to my web site. 

The photos can be found here

I have also finished a quick compilation of two of the crashes from Sunday's competition. I'm thinking this might make a nice frame for next year, featuring the crashes of Trouble Maker and Poison Ivy.

Bring on racing for next year, starting with the World Series in New Zealand.

 

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Regards   Ian

 

 

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Round 6 of the V8 Jetsprints https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/11/round-6-of-the-v8-jetsprints Round 6 of the AFJSA V8 Jetsprint series was held at Cabarita on the 21st and 22nd of November, courtesy of the Tweed Valley Jetsprint Club. It was a great weekend of competition on a longer than usual track layout. 

The series had already been won by Phonsy Mullan and Kelsey Gill in Ramjet and they sat the weekend out after Phonsy had undergone more surgery on his legs.

The weekend was won by NZ racers Rob Coley and his navi Kellie Minell in Poison Ivy, a wickedly fast boat with a 705 cu in motor putting out about 1200 hp. They did it the hard way too, getting back out there after a huge crash in heat round 5.

The 350 Class was won by Jake Garlick and his navi in Evil As and Damien O'Leary and his navi won the Group A 400 Class.

As usual I took heaps of photos and they have been culled, sorted and culled again and will be loaded up to my web site during this week.

I have attached a couple of photos from the weekend below.

 

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Looking forward to the World Series in NZ next year !

 

Regards  Ian

 

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CAMS 2016 Manual Cover shot https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/11/cams-2016-manual-cover-shot I got some news last week that made me very happy. A photo of mine was selected in the final six from submissions from all around Australia to be featured on the front cover of the CAMS Manual for 2016. Luckily enough for me a lot of other people liked my photo as well and a week later it was selected as the winner of the competition. A great result for me and my offbeat choice of camera gear and some good PR for the Mt Cotton Hillclimb where the photo was taken. The owner of the car is pretty chuffed as well.

Here is the notification that CAMS put on Facebook letting all CAMS members know the result of the competition.

 

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Happy Days !

 

Regards   Ian

 

 

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New Framed Gallery Prints https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/11/new-framed-gallery-prints I finished the framed gallery prints for the last rounds of the V8 Jetboats and Mt Cotton Hillclimb.

The jet boat meeting was held last weekend and the hillclimb is on this weekend, hopefully the winners of each of the frames enjoy them.

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Regards Ian

 

 

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Noosa Classic Hillclimb 2015 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/11/noosa-classic-hillclimb-2015 I finally managed to go to Noosa to photograph the Classic Hillclimb last Sunday. It is a two day event but I could only get there for Sunday's competition. Unfortunately the first half of the day was raining so action was a little reserved. After lunch the weather cleared up and the track dried out and some of the best times of the weekend were put down on Sunday arvo.

There was an amazing array of race cars from all eras with some exotics thrown in for good measure. The number of entrants was amazing too, with 159 cars entered for the event. 

I had a great time but need to go a few more times to get familiar with the track and the better vantage points available at the track.

Anyway here are a few from Sunday.

All my photos of the event can be found here

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds Noosa Classic Noosa Classic Hillclimb Olympus c-af caf car championship climb e-m1 e5 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/11/noosa-classic-hillclimb-2015 Sat, 14 Nov 2015 07:48:57 GMT
Come and Try day https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/10/come-and-try-day Saturday of last week saw a Come and Try and Test and Tune Day at Mt Cotton Hillclimb.

It was a great day, superb weather with plenty of newbies trying their hand at hillclimb during the morning session and a Test and Tune for the regular hillclimbers after lunch.

I spent most of the day at the hairpin mucking around with slow shutter speeds which made it difficult to catch the sequence below but overall I had a satisfying day. The photos below were taken at 1/100 of a second, ok for normal panning but not able to stop the rolling and vertical motion of the buggy unfortunately.

All the photos from Saturday can be found here

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Large Custom Framed Print https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/10/large-custom-framed-print I recently finished a large custom framed print for one of the V8 Jetsprint competitors.

Thought I would show it here so people could see the type of finished product I enjoy preparing for customers.

This framed gallery print is 24" x 29" with the main photo a 16" x 20" print. The other photos are 5" x 7" and the plaque has been specially made in orange to match the boat. 

The customer is extremely happy with the finished product (all three of them). So if any other competitors would like a similar finished product please call me to discuss what you would like and I can arrange a quote.

 

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Round 5 SRA-TSA Hillclimb series https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/10/round-5-sra-tsa-hillclimb-series The last weekend in September saw the running of round 5 of the 2015 hillclimb series. I only attended Sunday's competition and the day was cut short due to an afternoon thunderstorm rolling in just after 2pm. As a result of that storm I only managed to shoot 3 runs on the day.

It was an interesting day from a photography aspect with recent excavation work carried out at the track allowing access to previously difficult places to shoot. There has been ongoing work all year, all of it making photography a bit easier not to mention providing a bit more run off room for drivers making the track a little safer.

The most recent changes around the 1st loop allowed some different shots from the usual and the changes also allowed more light on to the track. Much better for photography and I suspect better conditions for drivers to see without the usual heavy shade going through that section.

Here are a few photos from the new vantage point.

The rest of the photos can be found here.

 

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See you at Round 6

Regards Ian

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car championship climb e-m1 e5 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/10/round-5-sra-tsa-hillclimb-series Sun, 04 Oct 2015 23:52:18 GMT
Custom Made Gallery print https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/8/custom-made-gallery-print I have just finished a custom made gallery print for one of the hillclimb boys.

It's a 5 shot sequence of him sideways around the 2nd loop at the Mt Cotton track from the Queensland Hillclimb Championships earlier this year.

The finished frame has five 6" x 9" photos surrounded in a double black mat inside a black timber frame with a silver insert on the frame. Total height of the frame is just over 1 metre and width is approximately 40 cm. 

If anyone would like a custom frame made up, any size, any shape, any photos, don't hesitate to call for a quote.

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V8 Superboats Round 4 photos finished (well nearly) https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/8/v8-superboats-round-4-photos-finished-well-nearly I have, for the most part, finished sorting through, culling, and uploading downsized photos to my web site from both days of racing.

I will be adding at a later date some larger edited photos, some of my faves, to additional galleries but for the time being, done. Phew !

The morning session on Sunday started out with some quick times and was mishap free but it was after lunch when all the action happened. Everyone must have come back from lunch with Red Mist in their eyes. Quite a few boats ended up out of the water and upside down with Excalibur, Mongrel and the Kanaris Engines Racing team providing some extra excitement for spectators. The good thing, nobody hurt and surprisingly Excalibur even managed to keep running the rest of the day considering the size of the crash.

Photos from the event can be found here.

I have attached a few cropped and lightly edited photos of the action below

 

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The next round in November can't come soon enough !

 

Regards  Ian

 

 

 

 

 

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V8 Superboats Round 4 Done and Dusted https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/8/v8-superboats-round-4-done-and-dusted Round 4 of the AFJSA and Tweed Coast Jet Sprint Club V8 Superboats was held in some great winter weather last weekend.

A flowing track layout had some high speeds and quick times being achieved on both practise day and race day.

Ramjet took out Superboat honours for the weekend with Grumpy winning the 400's and Evil As taking out the 350 class trophy.

I have, as usual, many thousands of photos to sift through and cull, managing to get through Saturday's photos tonight. They then have to be sorted into boats and then I'm on to Sunday's racing. I will try to get them done by the weekend, I've got some work ahead of me !

Anyway, here are a couple of Kamakazi from Saturday. The photos are of 3 different launches off the start line from 3 runs and 3 lots of air with the last showing the boat nearly completely out of the water. Gotta love it.

 

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See you with more photos soon.

 

Regards  Ian

 

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V8 Superboats Round 4 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/7/v8-superboats-round-4 Round 4 of the AFJSA Superboats series is to be held at Cabarita in just over a week, on the 8th and 9th of August.

I can't wait to get there and see some great competition.

I have finished the framed gallery print for the event and attached a sample of the finished frame. This is No. 1 in a limited run frame to be donated to the club. Other copies of this framed gallery print are available for $195 plus freight and handling or choose your own photos from my website to put in the frame.

I have also attached a flyer for the event.

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See you at Round Mountain Rd Cabarita

Regards  Ian

 

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Round 4 TSA - SRA Mt Cotton Hillclimb series photos https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/7/round-4-tsa---sra-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series-photos Photos for Round 4 of the TSA -SRA Hillclimb series held at Mt Cotton on July 11th and 12th are finally finished and uploaded to my web site.

It has taken a bit longer than I had hoped but I've been very busy, a good thing really !

Don't forget the usual special for all your photos at the top of the page.

The photos can be found here.

 

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Regards Ian

 

 

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Villanova Players - Ginger Mick at Gallipoli https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/7/villanova-players---ginger-mick-at-gallipoli I had a fun night last night shooting a low light theatre dress rehearsal.

The Villanova Players start the season of "Ginger Mick at Gallipoli" friday this week.

Good luck to everyone involved and thanks for the invitation to shoot the rehearsals. I have attached a couple of photos from the night and a link to Villanova Players web site is here.

A link to the rest of my photos from the night can be found here.

Part of the press release from Villanova Players describing the play is below.

Ginger Mick at Gallipoli was a collection of poems by C. J Dennis published at the time of the First World War.

This adaptation by Stuart Morritt is a lively physical staging, with songs and movement, bringing to life the story of Ginger Mick, the best mate of the Sentimental Bloke; his days selling rabbits, falling in love and answering the call of the Great War and being shipped off to the Dardanelles.

A heart warming story of mateship, told in the contemporary words of our national poet.

 

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Round 4 TSA-SRA Mt Cotton Hillclimb https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/7/round-4-tsa-sra-mt-cotton-hillclimb Practise for Round 4 of the TSA-SRA Mt Cotton Hillclimb series started today. 

The track was a bit damp this morning so everyone had a fairly careful first lap to get a feel for the track. It was nice to see a few new cars today as well as some of the usual favourites. Also good to see Alan McConnell back in a car and looking like he will be quick around the hill.

Crash of the day goes to James Heymer in his open wheeler, in and over the nuts at the hairpin on the way back. Looked like a wild ride.

Here are a few photos from today.

 

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I'll be back tomorrow for the serious stuff.

 

Regards Ian

 

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QHC 2015 photos finished https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/6/qhc-2015-photos-finished I have finished sorting the photos from the Queensland Hillclimb Championships held last week at Mt Cotton. They have all been uploaded to my website and are ready for viewing and purchase. See here

Don't forget the special on the top of my blog page (All the photos of your car for $50) and if anyone would like a framed print like the one raffled at the event let me know. They are available for $165 each plus freight costs. If you have any special requests for framed prints let me know and I will organise a quote. 

Regards  Ian

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car championship climb e-m1 e5 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/6/qhc-2015-photos-finished Sat, 06 Jun 2015 06:54:19 GMT
Jet boat photos finished https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/6/jet-boat-photos-finished I have finished sorting through the thousands of photos shot at Rounds 2 and 3 of the jet boat racing held at Cabarita last month. They have all been uploaded to my website and are ready for viewing and purchase. I ended up with heaps of photos even after culling plenty of them. At least there are tons to choose from !    See here

Don't forget the special on the top of my blog page (All the photos of your boat for $50) and if anyone would like a framed print like the "Crashes and Spins"  framed gallery print let me know. They are available for $195 each plus freight costs. If you have any special requests for framed prints let me know and I will organise a quote. 

Here's a pic of Brooke Avenell going quick, as usual.

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Regards  Ian

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds afjsa c-af e-5 em-1 four thirds four thirds and sport jetboat jetsprint m4/3 m4/3rds micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor olympus racing sport superboat tweed v8 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/6/jet-boat-photos-finished Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:16:38 GMT
Qld Hillclimb Championships 2015 (Sunday May 31st) https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/6/qld-hillclimb-championships-2015-sunday-may-31st Sunday at Mt Cotton started with a fair bit of fog around, thankfully clearing before racing started. 

The days competition went smoothly with very few interruptions. The only car to sustain any real damage was the Ford Cobra of Mark Crespan who cleaned up some armco after the finish line. They repaired the "Mongrel" and got it back on the track only missing one run.

I have lots of photos to sort through and cull to a reasonable number, probably keeping me busy for the rest of the week. In the mean time I have a few photos of the Mt Cotton Hillclimb/MG Car Club of Brisbane  "El Presidente" Neil Lewis giving the John Davies Special open wheeler some berries in the 2nd loop on his last lap of the day. Nice to watch !

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Regards  Ian

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car championship climb e-m1 e5 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport om-d qhc queensland queensland hillclimb championship racing https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/6/qld-hillclimb-championships-2015-sunday-may-31st Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:33:07 GMT
Qld Hillclimb Championships 2015 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/5/qld-hillclimb-championships-2015 The QHC for 2015 at Mt Cotton started yesterday with the track open for practise. Today was another practise day with the serious competition about to start tomorrow. The weather looks like it will be great tomorrow so we should see some quick laps, fingers crossed.

There are a couple of quick open wheelers missing from the starting line up but overall a nice field of cars.

Here are a couple of photos of some minor mishaps today.

 

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Roll on tomorrow

 

Regards Ian

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car climb e-m1 e5 focus four thirds four thirds and sport hill hillclimb kart m4/3 m4/3rds mg micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor motorsport om-d racing https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/5/qld-hillclimb-championships-2015 Sat, 30 May 2015 07:40:17 GMT
V8 Superboats Rounds 2 and 3 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/5/v8-superboats-rounds-2-and-3 What a weekend of action and photo opportunities. The Red Bull film crew from Austria should have some great footage to take back and assess. Let's hope they liked what they saw and come back as a major sponsor next year.

Saturday saw a very tight and technical track layout that caught a lot of drivers out. I think this meeting had the most boats come out of the water I have ever seen.

Sunday's track layout was opened up a fair bit and was a flowing and fast track allowing the boats to show some real speed. There were a lot less crashes on Sunday.

Here are a few photos from the action on Saturday.

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As usual I have thousands of photos to sort through and will add a couple more from Sunday's racing up here in a couple of days.

Off to the Queensland Hillclimb Championships this weekend for some more motor sport, good stuff.

 

Please respect my copyright and don't copy or reproduce these photos without my permission.

 

Regards  Ian

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds afjsa c-af e-5 em-1 four thirds four thirds and sport jetboat jetsprint m4/3 m4/3rds micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor olympus racing sport superboat tweed v8 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/5/v8-superboats-rounds-2-and-3 Thu, 28 May 2015 00:03:32 GMT
V8 Superboat Championships https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/5/v8-superboat-championships The Cabarita rounds of the AFJSA V8 Superboat Championships 2015 have finally arrived.

Rounds 2 and 3 are being held this weekend at the Round Mountain Rd, Cabarita track. Round 2 which was to be held in NSW was cancelled at Easter this year so Round 2 will be held on Saturday and Round 3 (the normal round) will be held on the Sunday. There are a couple of Kiwi boats running this weekend, it will be nice to see how quick they are. Racing should be great because both days count as points rounds not the usual practise on Saturday and serious racing on Sunday. Can't wait !

I have finished the framed gallery print for the event and attached a sample below. These limited edition (20" x 24") gallery prints are available for sale at $195 each. There is also a copy of the flyer for the event attached.

If you get the chance, come and see some spectacular motor sport.

 

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Ian

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 4/3rds afjsa c-af e-5 em-1 four thirds four thirds and sport jetboat jetsprint m4/3 m4/3rds micro four thirds micro four thirds and sport motor olympus racing sport superboat tweed v8 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/5/v8-superboat-championships Thu, 21 May 2015 04:22:01 GMT
Round 3 TSA - SRA Mt Cotton Hillclimb https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/4/round-3-tsa---sra-mt-cotton-hillclimb It's taken a couple of days longer than I thought to get the photos finished, been very busy lately with house shoots, but I have finally uploaded all the photos from Round 3 to my galleries here

It was another day of trying to keep the shutter speeds as low as possible and still get sharp photos.

I couldn't get to Saturdays competition but the hairpin and the nuts saw some more action with Paul Van Wijk going into and over the nuts. He was ok except for a cut leg, good news. The nuts showing their worth again.

Sunday saw clear skies and another great day of competition. Warwick Hutchinson took outright honours for the day. There were a couple interesting moments in the day that I caught on camera. The yellow Escort of Jeff and Alex Daniels got very loose on the uphill kink before turning into the 2nd loop. I'm not sure who was driving but they showed some good skills keeping it together and Shane Merrick who is always getting plenty of air and just a little loose on occasion ran off the black stuff coming out of the 2nd loop putting an early end to his last lap of the day. Fortunately no damage done in either off. 

I also finished the framed gallery print for the QHC round next month. I have included a photo of the frame (16" x 20") below that I believe will be raffled at the event. The winner can leave the photos in or replace them easily with their own if they wish.

Here are a couple of photos from Sunday

 

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All the rest of the photos can be found here

 

See you at the QHC next month

 

Regards  Ian

 

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car climb e-m1 e5 focus hill hillclimb kart mg motor motorsport om-d racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/4/round-3-tsa---sra-mt-cotton-hillclimb Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:20:16 GMT
Round 2 TSA-SRA Mt Cotton Hillclimb done and dusted https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/4/round-2-tsa-sra-mt-cotton-hillclimb-done-and-dusted Another great Sunday of competition at Mt Cotton. A big field of entrants like round 1, with a few new cars, a couple of quick Escorts I hadn't seen before.

The track was in great condition and there were some very quick times, with a few class records broken. Warwick Hutchinson took out fastest time of the day in his lightning quick open wheeler. It's an amazing car, when he gets off the throttle it has a massive backfire that you can feel through your whole body. Frightens the hell out of you the first few times it happens.

As well as a day of very quick times it was also a day of big accidents. Sunday saw two huge offs. The first being Pierz Harrex in his super quick BMW. He was on a very fast lap and locked everything up coming into the hairpin and it's the only car I have seen go into and over the nuts. Ended up 2m in the air but was pulled up very quickly by the nuts and the catch fence. The other big crash was Barry Smith in his V8 Special. He just went straight into the tyre barrier at the 2nd loop at a fair speed. The car sustained a lot of damage but Barry got out of the car and appeared ok.

The photos are all done now and uploaded to my galleries  

Here are a couple from the day

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I'm looking forward to Round 3 on the 18th and 19th of April.

All the photos from Round 2 can be found here

 

See you in a couple of weeks

Regards  Ian

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car climb e-m1 e5 focus hill hillclimb kart mg motor motorsport om-d racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/4/round-2-tsa-sra-mt-cotton-hillclimb-done-and-dusted Fri, 03 Apr 2015 02:04:30 GMT
Round 2 SRA-TSA Hillclimb Series https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/3/round-2-sra-tsa-hillclimb-series Round 2 of the SRA-TSA Hillclimb series is coming up this weekend. Like last round I am working on practise day (Saturday) and won't make it but I will be there all day Sunday. Fingers crossed the weather forecast is not accurate at this point in time because a bit of rain is predicted. If the rain happens we might see a few drivers a little sideways during the course of the day which will make for some interesting photos.

I have had a play with some more photos from last round, adding a little extra motion blur to accentuate the impression of speed. One of the photos has a bit of ghosting as well, I think I like it, I'm not sure.

Photos are below

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Might see you at the races.

 

Regards

Ian Colley

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car climb e-m1 e5 focus hill hillclimb kart mg motor motorsport om-d racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/3/round-2-sra-tsa-hillclimb-series Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:00:42 GMT
Round 1, 2015 TSA-SRA Hillclimb Series https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/3/round-1-2015-tsa-sra-hillclimb-series Round 1 of the TSA-SRA Hillclimb series was held last weekend in superb weather. A very large field of cars, including plenty of open wheelers made for a great weekend of competition.

I could only get to Sundays racing and decided I would spend the day doing some low shutter speed shots to give the photos some motion blur. Some are going to like the blur in the photos and some aren't, thats ok. Hopefully more like the effect than dislike it, we'll see !

Here are a few lightly edited photos from the day.

 

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To check out all the photos from the event click here

 

Regards Ian

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car climb e-m1 e5 focus hill hillclimb kart mg motor motorsport om-d racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2015/3/round-1-2015-tsa-sra-hillclimb-series Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:03:42 GMT
Round 6 TSA-SRA Mt Cotton Hillclimb Series photos finished https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/12/round-6-tsa-sra-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series-photos-finished I have finally finished the photos from last weekends round at Mt Cotton. There are lots of photos over both days for people to sift through. The link to all the photos can be found here

I've got to stop taking so many photos !

Don't forget to email me if you want to download all the photos of your car and anyone with any special requests e.g. large framed prints, acrylic prints etc, don't hesitate to contact me by phone or email.

Here are a couple of lightly edited photos from the event. 

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See ya next year !

Regards  Ian

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car climb e-m1 e5 focus hill hillclimb kart mg motor motorsport om-d racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/12/round-6-tsa-sra-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series-photos-finished Sun, 07 Dec 2014 09:07:02 GMT
Round 6 TSA-SRA Mt Cotton Hillclimb Series finished https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/12/round-6-tsa-sra-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series-finished Well, the last round of the 2014 Hillclimb series was run last weekend. I managed to get there both days but not for full days either Saturday or Sunday, had house shoots to do but I have plenty of photos to get through.

It was a great turn out of entrants, in excess of eighty I believe, with a couple of extra open wheelers and hardtops. Of particular interest to me was the Audi Quattro rally car, a beast of thing to drive around the hill. Such an exciting car to watch and listen to. Looks like it needs a bit of dirt on the track so it can spin up the tyres instead of doing wheel stands and stoppies all the way round the track - unreal ! I hope it's back next year a few more times than 2014.

I will be working on the photos over the next few days but in the mean time here are a couple from Sunday at the 2nd loop. Good to see Danny Mischok given' it heaps on his first run at Mt Cotton for a while too.

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) Audi Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus Quattro c-af caf car climb e-m1 e5 focus hill hillclimb kart mg motor motorsport om-d racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/12/round-6-tsa-sra-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series-finished Wed, 03 Dec 2014 02:53:09 GMT
Cabarita - Round 4 photos https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/11/cabarita---round-4-photos I've been very busy lately with property shoots and it has taken longer to get through the Jetboat racing photos than expected.

I decided to concentrate on doing some composite shot photos for each of the boats and this has taken quite a bit of time. Hopefully worth it !

Individual photos by boat are still to come and I will be working on these over the next few weeks as well as the many photos I will take at this weekends round of the Mt Cotton Hillclimb.

Here is another sample of one of the composite photos from the Jetboats.

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More composite photos like this and the crash photos from the weekend can be found here

 

Regards

Ian

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/11/cabarita---round-4-photos Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:35:11 GMT
Round 6 TSA-SRA Mt Cotton Hillclimb Series https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/11/round-6-tsa-sra-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series Round 6 of the Trenching Systems Australia and SR Automotive Hillclimb series is to be held on the last weekend in November.

I have finished the gallery print being given to the MG Car Club of Brisbane for the last round of the 2014 series. The gallery print is made up of photos of four competitors getting a bit untidy on their lap. These didn't end up in accidents so no damage done just a nice little attention getter for the drivers concerned !

Let's hope for some good weather and good racing.  

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) Mount Cotton Mt Cotton Olympus c-af caf car climb e-m1 e5 focus hill hillclimb kart mg motor motorsport om-d racing sport https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/11/round-6-tsa-sra-mt-cotton-hillclimb-series Sun, 09 Nov 2014 07:09:01 GMT
V8 Superboats Round 4 October 18th-19th https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/10/v8-superboats-round-4-october-18th-19th Last weekend saw the running of Round 4 of the V8 Superboats at Cabarita. A difficult course direction created a lot of navigational errors with a couple of teams not completing a round cleanly on Saturday's practice.

There were some tentative runs on Sunday morning for some still coming to terms with the track layout but after lunch everyone had it sorted and racing went up a couple of notches.

Phonsey Mullen in Ramjet had track direction sorted out early and took out the top prize of the weekend.

Kamakazi took crash honours for the weekend, spinning out of the water on the last run of Saturday practice, then on Sunday having another off at the same spot and then a big crash with the "wild ride" winner in the passenger seat. They sure got a wild ride !

Photos will still be a while before I get through them all as I have been very busy with property shoots and I'm working on a few boat racing collages before I do individual boat photos.

Here is one from Kamakazi's wild ride crash and then one of the collages I'm playing with.

 

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Regards

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/10/v8-superboats-round-4-october-18th-19th Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:28:30 GMT
Sunday at Mt Cotton https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/10/sunday-at-mt-cotton Unlike Saturday that saw Brian Pettit put his clubman on it's roof and some timing equipment delays, Sunday was a smooth procession of racing.

The weather was great and track conditions good and along with some great driving, a couple of class records were broken. Congratulations to Shane Merrick in the Datsun 1200 coupe and Barry Evans in his MGB GT V8 for setting new times for their classes to aim for.

Michael von Rappard had another winning weekend taking out both fastest time and the top six with times well under 40 seconds.

I have plenty of photos now for the framed gallery print for the last round coming up at the end of November.

Here are a couple of photos of our new record holders and the Round 5 winner.

 

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All the photos from the event can be found here

Remember, until the end of October you can have all the photos of your car (as shown on the web site) for $50 instead of the usual $100. In most cases that's a lot of photos because it includes both Saturday and Sunday's racing. Contact me via email if you're interested.

Regards  Ian

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/10/sunday-at-mt-cotton Thu, 09 Oct 2014 06:23:47 GMT
Saturday at Mt Cotton https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/10/saturday-at-mt-cotton It was an interesting day at Mt Cotton today. One of the quickest cars, a Westfield Clubman driven by Brian Pettit had a huge crash right in front of me. The car ended up on it's roll cage in between 2 marshalling points so after it stopped moving, about 3 metres away from me, I put the camera down, jumped down to the track and lifted the car up to give Brian some room to crawl out from under it. Then quickly got out of the way of the safety crews and continued to take some more photos.

Brian walked away and apart from being a bit shaken up appeared to be ok, good news. The car however a sustained a fair bit of damage and it may be a while before we see it racing again.

Here's one from halfway through the crash.

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The whole sequence can be found here

Looking forward to a good day of racing tomorrow

Regards   Ian

 

 

 

 

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V8 Superboats Round 4 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/10/v8-superboats-round-4 Round 4 of the 2014 V8 Superboat Championships will be held at Cabarita in just over 2 weeks. On Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of October the Cabarita track will hold their 2nd event this year before the racing moves back down to the southern states to finish the season.

Quite a few of the crews are coming back to Australia after a successful World Series in the USA and hopefully should be in good form when they get to Cabarita.

I have finished the framed gallery print of crashes from the 1st Cabarita round this year (round 3). These are a limited edition print, only 50 to be made and are available for sale at $195 excluding freight and handling. If you would like one, or any of the earlier gallery prints drop me an email.

Here is the new one for 2014.

 

Crashes and Spins 1 - Cabarita 2014Crashes and Spins 1 - Cabarita 2014These limited edition gallery prints (only 50 of each) feature 9 photos of crashes and spins from the 2013 season of V8 Jetboat racing at Cabarita and would be a great feature on anyones wall.

There are six 4" x 6", two 5" x 7" and one 6" x 8" photos behind glass in a double matted quality Australian made 20" x 24" black timber frame. Each limited edition framed gallery print is supplied with a certificate of authenticity.

These framed gallery prints can be purchased for $195 plus freight and handling.
For more information and purchase details please contact me by email or phone.

Please note - the same size framed gallery prints with customer selected photos are also available.
They would be a valued gift for a sponsor.

Here is a link to all the Crashes and Spins framed prints.

If you want to see one the most exciting motor sports around, come to Cabarita on the 18th and 19th of October.

For more info check here  for the V8 Superboats Facebook page

or here  for the Tweed Valley Jet Sprint Club Facebook page.

 

Regards Ian

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/10/v8-superboats-round-4 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:05:23 GMT
Round 5 Mt Cotton Hillclimb https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/10/round-5-mt-cotton-hillclimb Round 5 of the 2014 Trenching Systems Australia and S R Automotive Mt Cotton Hillclimb series is on this weekend.

The weather should be perfect both Saturday and Sunday. If you can, get along, the entry is free, the food is great and cheap and the racing will be entertaining as usual. 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/10/round-5-mt-cotton-hillclimb Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:39:23 GMT
Round 4 Mt Cotton Hillclimb https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/9/round-4-mt-cotton-hillclimb Round 4 of the TSA (Trenching Systems Australia) and SR Automotive Mt Cotton Hillclimb series was run last weekend in nice conditions with the predicted rain holding off all day.

There were plenty of great laps with the usual Ford driving suspects getting plenty of air under the inside fronts and Shane Merrick in that nice little Datsun 1200 coupe one upping them all.

Neil Lewis took out the day with a time of 39.07 in the Top Six run but superb effort of the day goes to Michael von Rappard in the Dallara. He joined the elite 40 second club by posting a 39.62, then 39.38 and finally a 39.23 . Not that far off 38 seconds for Neil and Michael - well done guys.

There were no major incidents on Sunday, a couple of brake lockups and long slides but all ending safely with everyone ready to fight another day.

Another great race meet at Mt Cotton, roll on Round 5

Here is a link to the photos from Sunday with a couple from the day below.

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/9/round-4-mt-cotton-hillclimb Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:36:13 GMT
Rabbit Hole https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/8/rabbit-hole Last Wednesday I went out and shot dress rehearsals for local community theatre group Villanova Players latest production - "Rabbit Hole". A very emotional play directed by Andrew Heron.

A fellow Olympus shooter and I had the theatre to ourselves as no other photographers came to the dress rehearsals that night. Equipped with EM-1's and 35-100 f2 SHG lenses we blazed away shooting in some very testing conditions, low and constantly changing light. The cameras proved to be up to the task perfectly, with focussing never an issue. The EM-1 is easily the equal of the E5 and surpassing it in many areas including, I find, focussing speed and accuracy, focussing into the sun the only area where I find the E5 beats it.

That 35-100 really is superb glass.

Here are a few from the night, straight out of camera jpegs with no editing other than downsizing.

These images are copyright protected, please do not copy and reproduce these images without my permission.

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) 35-100mm EM-1 OM-D SHG Villanova Villanova Players dress low light olympus rehearsal theatre https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/8/rabbit-hole Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:26:47 GMT
Mt Cotton Hillclimb Round 3 July 2014 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/7/mt-cotton-hillclimb-round-3-july-2014 Round 3 of the TSA-SRA Hillclimb series was held last weekend at Mt Cotton. I only managed to get to the racing on Sunday because of work commitments on Saturday but a great days racing was had. 

The weather was a perfect cloudless sunny day, albeit a little cool until late morning. The winter sun stays a little low in the sky for the tree lined Mt Cotton track, unfortunately creating some troublesome shadows over the track but you deal with it as best as you can.

There wasn't the usual number of competitors this event with quite a few open wheelers absent from the starting lineup but this allowed those that did race plenty of runs over the 2 day event.

Congratulations to Neil Lewis for breaking into the under 40 second club, commiserations to Cameron Stean for sticking the Lancer, one of my favourite sedans, into the bank over the finish line. I couldn't see the car properly on the tow truck but let's hope the damage isn't too bad. Also a big shout out to Darren Billington for keeping me on my toes coming out of the second loop trying hard to stay on the track, and failing, in that quick kart of his. He gathered it all up and got back on the track unscathed fortunately but did manage to lift my heart rate fairly quickly ! 

The photos from the event can be found here

Here are a couple from the day

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Regards  Ian

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/7/mt-cotton-hillclimb-round-3-july-2014 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:11:58 GMT
Lockyer Powerfest Racing https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/6/lockyer-powerfest-racing I took the trip out to Laidley yesterday to have a look at a different kind of boat racing.

Lake Dyer at Laidley was the venue for the Lockyer Powerfest that included powerboat racing put on by the Gold Coast Power Boat Club. As well as the racing there was a hot rod and car show and a static display of a couple of Jetboats.

Unfortunately the weather wasn't that kind on Sunday and a chilly breeze whipped up the lake to the point that racing had to be stopped just prior to lunch. I'm not totally familiar with the classes but the Blown Lites and the larger supercharged boats got a few runs in, enough to get a result for the Blown Lites.

This is circuit racing for boats and it is very different to the V8 Jetboats that I have been photographing for years now. The boats don't get off the mark as quick or turn as tightly as the jet boats but once on the move they accelerate very quickly and their top speed is unbelievably fast. The rolling starts are great to watch as 5 or 6 boats come hurtling past you side by side at 160 to 200 km/h. Insane stuff !

I wished I had a bit more reach with my lens, 560mm (35mm equiv) wasn't really enough to get up close to the boats, especially down the far side straight and the left hander coming on to the front straight. I think 700 - 800 mm would've been about right for the Laidley circuit.

The weather meant I didn't get a chance to see the outboard Formula boats which was a shame because from the photos I have seen of these from other events they are crazy fast and spectacular as well. Oh well next time.

I have photos from the event in my web galleries here

 

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I'll be back for another one of these, I'll just put an order in for better weather next time.

 

Ian

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) blown lite blown lites boat em-1 lockyer lockyer powerfest motor olympus omd power powerfest racing https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/6/lockyer-powerfest-racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:31:19 GMT
V8 Jetboats - Round 3 2014 Run and Won https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/6/v8-jetboats---run-and-won What a great meeting put on by The Tweed Valley Jetsprint Club and the AFJSA last weekend.

The weather could have been a bit better on Saturday, overcast all day with the occasional rain squall coming through but practise and the qualifying rounds were completed ok with no major mishaps.

Sunday morning was a different story, the sun came out and not a cloud in the sky. A great days racing was about to be had !

There were a few big offs during the course of the day, I managed to catch some but not all. I have enough though to make the next gallery print for the following round in October.

Congratulations to the Ramjet crew for taking the days top prize.

The photos are all done now and can be seen here

 

The happy winners

 

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Regards

Ian

 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) boat cabarita em-1 jet jetsprint motor olympus racing sprint v8 v8 jetboat https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/6/v8-jetboats---run-and-won Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:43:05 GMT
V8 Jetboats are back at Cabarita https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/6/v8-jetboats-are-back-at-cabarita Two rounds in the 2014 race season for the AFJSA V8 Jetboats have been run and won and the first event for the Tweed Coast Jet Sprint Club (Rnd 3) to be held at the Cabarita track is on next weekend, the 15th and 16th of June. 

I have finished the framed gallery print, for the 1st round, that I donate to the club for fundraising. 

Here is a photo of the gallery print.

Crashes and Spins 4 - 2013Crashes and Spins 4 - 2013These limited edition gallery prints (only 50 of each) feature 9 photos of crashes and spins from the 2013 season of V8 Jetboat racing at Cabarita and would be a great feature on anyones wall.

There are six 4" x 6", two 5" x 7" and one 6" x 8" photos behind glass in a double matted quality Australian made 20" x 24" black timber frame. Each limited edition framed gallery print is supplied with a certificate of authenticity.

These framed gallery prints can be purchased for $195 plus freight and handling.
For more information and purchase details please contact me by email or phone.

Please note - the same size framed gallery prints with customer selected photos are also available.
They would be a valued gift for a sponsor.

This gallery print is for sale, in limited quantities, as are the prints from previous years. If you would like to view more of these gallery prints please click here to be taken to my web gallery.

If you would like to view images from the race meetings click here

 

 

Looking forward to a cracker season of racing ! See you at the track.

 
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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/6/v8-jetboats-are-back-at-cabarita Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:43:36 GMT
Mt Cotton Hillclimb March 2014 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/3/mt-cotton-hillclimb-march-2014 Round 2 of the Trenching Systems Australia and SR Automotive sponsored Hillclimb series was held last weekend.

The MG Car Club of Qld put on another great event and apart from some light rain on Saturday morning the weather gods delivered two nice days to go racing.

The racing was uninterrupted both days with no accidents to speak of, only a few minor spins, allowing the drivers to get plenty of runs in over the weekend.

I have posted photos from Saturday and Sunday's racing to my web galleries, with a couple of samples below.

Here is the link to the photos

Enjoy

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Shane Merrick getting a bit of air under the Datto 1200 coupe

 

  ***   Don't forget the 1/2 price special at the top of the blog for an entrants photos.

 

Regards

Ian

 

 

  

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2014/3/mt-cotton-hillclimb-march-2014 Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:45:26 GMT
Mt Cotton Hillclimb 14th April 2013 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2013/10/my-cotton-hillclimb-14th-april-2013  

The MG Car Club of Brisbane held a club point scoring round on Sunday 14th April. So I took the E5 and the 35-100 f2 plus 1.4 tele for a day out. Around 60 competitors lapped the tree lined circuit on a beautiful autumn day. This was the first real drive most of the competitors had run at Mt Cotton this year and a lot of the drivers were taking it fairly cautiously for their early runs. As the day wore on and the temperature got a bit warmer the times got better.

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There were no major accidents on the day, a couple of lock-ups and loses at the hairpin and one spin at the top of the first loop on the return run, which slowed proceedings as 4 fence posts had to be replaced.
My plan for the day was to see if I could pan successfully at 1/100th of a sec and still keep the competitors sharp.

I took about 1700 photos for the day (as usual got carried away) and culled those down to about 1000 keepers.  The photos from the event can be seen here
Enjoy !

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) Mount Cotton Mt Cotton climb hill hillclimb mg motor racing https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2013/10/my-cotton-hillclimb-14th-april-2013 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:27:50 GMT
Pollinating Citrus https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2013/10/pollinating-citrus  

Pollinating Citrus
Pollinating Citrus

This photo is one of my favourite photos of all time and it is from an early outing with my first digital SLR. The Olympus E-330 was my stepping stone into digital SLR's after being a long time Canon film user and then testing digital waters with a great little Nikon Coolpix  compact.
The much maligned live view system was the very reason I purchased this more than slightly off beat camera. The unique 2 mode live view is what made this image a lot easier to achieve than without it. Live view A mode, using a second sensor for viewing, allowed me to put the camera right in among the branches, leaves and bees and be able to see what I wanted to focus on. With a typical, for the time, SLR or DSLR I would have had to stick my head in amongst the bees to look through the optical view finder or just stick the camera in and fire away hoping for the best.
I can't believe the camera wasn't more popular when released. Well, I can really, it was a bit expensive and unfortunately old school reviewers couldn't see the benefit of live view back in 2006. These days it's rare not to have live view on a digital SLR. Go figure !

If you want to see a few more images like the one above from the old E-330 click here.

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) bee citrus insect pollinate pollinating https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2013/10/pollinating-citrus Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:18:03 GMT
The V8 Jetboats are coming ! https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2013/10/the-v8-jetboats-are-coming  

The 2013 race season for the AFJSA V8 Jetboats has started with a round already being held in Griffith on the 29th and 30th of March.

The first event for the Tweed Valley Jetsprint Association (Rnd 3) to be held at the Cabarita track is on the weekend of the 15th and 16th of June. It's going to be a good season in the north this year with 3 events at Cabarita and one round scheduled for the Maryborough track. The full race season dates can be seen at the AFJSA website here.

I have finished the framed gallery print, for the 1st round, that I donate to the club for fundraising. This year I have gone for a more modern 'black on black' look rather than the old school walnut timber frame and green mat that I had done previously. I am happy with the finished product although there were no really big crashes last season, everyone behaved ! The bad weather (constant rain both days of the 1st round) slowed the speed of the boats down a lot and very few big mistakes were made during the 2nd round.

Here is a small photo of the gallery print.

The finished V8 Jetboat gallery print of Crashes and Spins from the 2012 season.
The finished V8 Jetboat gallery print of Crashes and Spins from the 2012 season.

This gallery print is for sale, in limited quantities, as are the prints from previous years. If you wish to view larger images of the these gallery prints please click here to be taken to my web gallery.

If you would like to view images from the race meetings click here

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to a cracker season of racing ! See you at the track.

Ian

 
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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) crash jetboat motor racing spray v8 water https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2013/10/the-v8-jetboats-are-coming Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:07:30 GMT
Brisbane City Hall re-dedication April 6th 2013 https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2013/10/brisbane-city-hall-re-dedication-april-6th-2013  

The re-dedication of the Brisbane's City Hall building after 3 years of restoration was held on Saturday 6th April 2013 at 10 am.

The original city hall took 10 years to build and opened on the 8th of April 1930. The clock tower was the tallest structure in Brisbane until the 1960's.

During the reconstruction approximately 2 million man hours were spent restoring the building and more than 5 olympic swimming pools of waste were removed.

The lighting conditions inside the building were quite challenging requiring highish iso and very low shutter speeds to get the images I wanted. The image stabilising system of my E-5 got a huge work out with my hand held shutter speeds dropping down as low as 1/3rd of a second. Pretty much all the images inside the building were taken with my 9-18mm lens.

The interior of City Hall has been restored beautifully and you could spend days taking photos of the architectural features of this impressive building. I'd love to get in there when there wasn't hundreds of people walking around.

If you want view images from the new Brisbane City Hall please visit my Stock Photo Gallery 

 

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ian@iancolleyphotography.com.au (IAN COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY) Brisbane City City Hall Hall Re-dedication architecture https://www.iancolleyphotography.com.au/blog/2013/10/brisbane-city-hall-re-dedication-april-6th-2013 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:17:26 GMT