Wednesday, May 06, 2009

2009 Starvation Ridge 12 Hour race photos

Last year I photographed the Starvation Ridge 24 hour race and it was an absolute blast! I got some really great images and also had a great time riding the track as a "sweep rider" which means I'm just riding around looking for any kind of trouble and helping out, etc. You see those pics here.
I decided to head out for this years 12 hour race and be a sweep rider again, and hopefully shoot some photos too. The weather wasn't anything amazing (lots of rain) and the good light for photos lasted about an hour total, so I ended up doing a lot more riding and hanging out than shooting. It was fun though. I wasn't even going to post these images but friends and people from the race have been asking where they are... so I figured I'd throw them up!
Thanks to the event organizers Scott and Debby for putting all this on year after year, and letting me come to sweep ride and shoot photos.
Also thanks to the Team Watson guys for letting me hang out in their pit out of the rain and bug them with dirtbike questions for the technically impaired (ME)...

Scott giving a little talk before the start-

Next 8 shots are Wiley Watson, he's a ripper! Son of moto performance & suspension extraordinaire Tom Watson.

Other random guys-

Some nice landscapes with the wind farms!

Richard Hallman came out to shoot for the day too, he's an amazing photographer in Hood River. It was getting dark and windy right about this time, and he was freeezing in his shorts so I gave him a ride back on my bike.

I stayed till dark and played around with some night photos, but didn't get much of anything good... here are a couple...


Blogger Matt Sanderson said...

Wow, there's some amazing photos on your Blog. Really impressive stuff! The shot of the Turtle is stunning!

Found your Blog via Bobby Earle's Blog. Now there's another photographer I aspire to be more like...


5/06/2009 3:13 AM  
Blogger Nathan said...

The last one of the wind farms is AMAZING.

Great pics as always!

5/06/2009 6:56 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Hi, Blaine! Great shots! Was this the same race as last year where you photographed the riders going into and coming out of an old building? I really liked the DOF of image 08_12hour_MG_2532.jpg -- it looks almost like a scale model and diorama!

BTW, your line " I figured I'd throw them up" gave me a chuckle. I'm weird like that, just ask your uncle.


5/06/2009 12:18 PM  
Anonymous alex.kruk photography said...

WOW, awesome pictures ! I loove these ! I guess I am staying to see some more !


5/06/2009 1:09 PM  
Anonymous alex.kruk photography said...

I have been on your blog like hour now. I love your blog and your pictures !! Grat world is in your photographs !


5/06/2009 1:20 PM  
Blogger Trey Dillon said...

Great pictures. Could you tell me how to get my blog wide like yours. And how to post bigger pictures. Or maybe they go hand in hand. Thanks and if ya help me i'll continue to follow your blog haha. THanks

5/06/2009 10:23 PM  
Blogger blaine said...

I get asked that question a lot and I did a couple posts on it a while back... just a beware though, things may have changed since then!

5/06/2009 10:33 PM  
Blogger Trey Dillon said...

Still having a hard time. But thanks...

5/07/2009 11:43 AM  

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