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These are 10 pictures of the riders and riding at Fort William 2014 Down Hill mountain biking world championships. 
I didn’t really concentrate on the action shots, but I did get a few nice ones i think.
I particularly like the one of the riders hiding from the wind in a disused gondola at the top of the mountain.
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These are 10 pictures of the riders and riding at Fort William 2014 Down Hill mountain biking world championships. 
I didn’t really concentrate on the action shots, but I did get a few nice ones i think.
I particularly like the one of the riders hiding from the wind in a disused gondola at the top of the mountain.
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These are 10 pictures of the riders and riding at Fort William 2014 Down Hill mountain biking world championships. 
I didn’t really concentrate on the action shots, but I did get a few nice ones i think.
I particularly like the one of the riders hiding from the wind in a disused gondola at the top of the mountain.
Zoom Info
These are 10 pictures of the riders and riding at Fort William 2014 Down Hill mountain biking world championships. 
I didn’t really concentrate on the action shots, but I did get a few nice ones i think.
I particularly like the one of the riders hiding from the wind in a disused gondola at the top of the mountain.
Zoom Info
These are 10 pictures of the riders and riding at Fort William 2014 Down Hill mountain biking world championships. 
I didn’t really concentrate on the action shots, but I did get a few nice ones i think.
I particularly like the one of the riders hiding from the wind in a disused gondola at the top of the mountain.
Zoom Info
These are 10 pictures of the riders and riding at Fort William 2014 Down Hill mountain biking world championships. 
I didn’t really concentrate on the action shots, but I did get a few nice ones i think.
I particularly like the one of the riders hiding from the wind in a disused gondola at the top of the mountain.
Zoom Info
These are 10 pictures of the riders and riding at Fort William 2014 Down Hill mountain biking world championships. 
I didn’t really concentrate on the action shots, but I did get a few nice ones i think.
I particularly like the one of the riders hiding from the wind in a disused gondola at the top of the mountain.
Zoom Info
These are 10 pictures of the riders and riding at Fort William 2014 Down Hill mountain biking world championships. 
I didn’t really concentrate on the action shots, but I did get a few nice ones i think.
I particularly like the one of the riders hiding from the wind in a disused gondola at the top of the mountain.
Zoom Info
These are 10 pictures of the riders and riding at Fort William 2014 Down Hill mountain biking world championships. 
I didn’t really concentrate on the action shots, but I did get a few nice ones i think.
I particularly like the one of the riders hiding from the wind in a disused gondola at the top of the mountain.
Zoom Info
These are 10 pictures of the riders and riding at Fort William 2014 Down Hill mountain biking world championships. 
I didn’t really concentrate on the action shots, but I did get a few nice ones i think.
I particularly like the one of the riders hiding from the wind in a disused gondola at the top of the mountain.
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These are 10 pictures of the riders and riding at Fort William 2014 Down Hill mountain biking world championships. 

I didn’t really concentrate on the action shots, but I did get a few nice ones i think.

I particularly like the one of the riders hiding from the wind in a disused gondola at the top of the mountain.

Picture I got today while photographing a Hawk in the stadium, i really like the circle the light is making on the seats and court. We got up at 5 to photograph this. More to come
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Camera
Nikon D7000
ISO
400
Aperture
f/8
Exposure
1/1250th
Focal Length
14mm

Picture I got today while photographing a Hawk in the stadium, i really like the circle the light is making on the seats and court. We got up at 5 to photograph this. More to come

Day 5 Working at Wimbledon

Well day 5 nothing much happened, it was a very slow start to the day as the photographers didn’t even get any photos to us until 12:30 so we had a lot of sitting around waiting. so during that time I spent it looking at very important mounting biking material. 

I also managed to get out for another quick shoot. Got a few pictures that are good so I think I’m getting the hang of shooting tennis.

we also didn’t finish editing images until 10:30pm it was quite late but never mind thats what i expect from it now so I’m getting used to it. 

Day 4 Working at Wimbledon

After the past days of starting work at 8am and finishing at sometimes 10pm, I found it hard to get up this morning, I’m feeling pretty tired, but I’m still finding it fun.

I managed to get out again to photograph some more stuff. Although I didn’t really know my way around, and still don’t to be honest, so I got lost. But I managed to find my way back eventually. After that adventure I kind of know my way around on the service, but in the dungeons under wimbledon I still have know idea, its like the labyrinth that the minotaur should be hiding in.

Anyway after trying to get some tight crop shots today of the players, I now have a greater appreciation for the photographers. They must really know what there doing to get so many shots the ball in them with the face of he player. 

Day 3 Working at Wimbledon

Day 3 I managed to get out and take some photos, once in the morning where I went onto centre court and managed to get a shot of the almost dead seating area, although there were a few groups of people in it so didn’t turn out to good. but the second time i went out I got a greet photo of a tennis player serving through the rows of crowd. I am really happy with this photo.

I also tried to get the action shots the pros seem to get so easily, with the ball, racket and body all in frame with a tight crop. its so much harder than I though, but then I suppose they have had many years of shooting at Wimbledon also if I had a body that could keep up with the high iso’s then I could get the pictures a bit sharper, because you need about 1/8000th sec to freeze the ball properly.

Day 2 Working at Wimbledon

So day 2, today went a lot smoother than yesterday and I managed to process over 125 pictures much better than my 85 yesterday. I also managed to get into a better routine of cropping.

I am starting to get to know a few of the player faces. Although its quite hard distinguish them when they are pulling faces of concentration. they can all look very similar especially when they both have a similar hair style have the same figure and same rackets.

I still haven’t had a chance to get outside to photograph the matches, but apparently the photo load lowers a bit toward the end of wimbledon, so I should get a bit of time to photograph around the grounds then.

Actual Day 1 of Working at Wimbledon

Yesterday was just to get used to my environment, but today was the first day of photo editing. Our job is to look through all the images that the photographers have sent us, then pick any photos that we think will work well on the website, in a gallery etc.

During the morning there wasn’t many pictures that needed to be cropped, but as the matches started to kick of there were almost to many photos coming in to cope with. I learned that speed is of the essence, I had to make my work process streamlined by getting into a rhythm of cropping and using the quick keys (lots of quick keys). We didn’t finish work till just gone 9pm so had a 12 hour day, i have a feeling that i will be very tired by the end of the few weeks.

The only thing I struggled with today was naming the players. the photos that come in don’t have the players names on, so I either had to know them (which I don’t know that many) or I had to look them up, which was a bit tedious. well to be honest the whole process is tedious. But I am enjoying looking at all the professionals photos and gathering ideas for my self.

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