Cambridge BMX Club Milton Street Leamington NZ

This coming Easter weekend, yes, this weekend (29-31 March 2013) Cambridge BMX Club hosts the 2013 BMX National Championships. The track is a 5 minute walk from my house. These photos were made in a half hour period mid day today Sunday the 24th of March 2013. I am interested in the spectacle of the whole thing rather than specific sporting manouvers and identities. It is a surprisingly difficult subject. These images have been post proceesed fairly ‘robustly’ when compared to my usual.

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BMX track opening self assignment

Ariel Walter in front

In deciding to photograph today from a observer’s point of view – as you do – as I do – I had one image in mind and this is the variation on that idea as it appeared towards the end of the day – cropped – oh well, close!  There are others but this suits me; Ariel Walter won this race from – sorry – I do not know the name of her competitor. Interestingly the Facebook f makes an appearance in colours not a million miles away from the competitor number plates. I tend to like little visual plays like this – I’m sure they’re Facebook friends. unedited day gallery