Tuesday, 7 November 2017

2017 Noosa Triathlon, Sunshine Coast

Hi all

I'm creating this blog post up to first draft stage, at least, as early as possible, to allow the search engine machinations to commence.

For the 10th time in succession, I enjoyed taking some personal happy snaps at the 2017 Noosa Triathlon. It was very impressive to see Ashleigh Gentle win the women's event for the fourth time in a row, and the fifth time in total! Wow! It was also good to see young Jake Bertwhistle win the men's event after placing second and third in the previous two years.

Some early pics (I'll be processing ~ 1000 more over the next week)

Swim Exit
Swim Leg, Race Start, Noosa Main Beach

Swim Leg, Race Start, Noosa Main Beach

Another wave / cohort make as a splashy start (under the close watch of photographer Delly Carr too)
Swim Leg, Race Start, Noosa Main Beach

VSCO Film Preset: "C - Kodak Gold 100 +++
Swim Leg, Race Start, Noosa Main Beach

Speed Blur / Pan of some hydration early in the bike leg
Bike Leg, Cycle Leg

Inspirational as always to see a triathlete with a disability working closely with his assistance triathlete
Run Leg, Run Leg of the 2017 Noosa Triathlon

Let's go running - Run Leg
Run Leg, Run Leg of the 2017 Noosa Triathlon

Later in the morning I, like the triathletes and runners, needed some shade, so I ended up at Noosaville. Thanks for the smiles and greetings people! :)
Run Leg, Run Leg of the 2017 Noosa Triathlon

Run Leg, Run Leg of the 2017 Noosa Triathlon

Portfolio Gallery on the 2017 Noosa Triathlon (finished): https://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Triathlons/2017-Noosa-Triathlon-Portfolio-Gallery-Visit-Noosa/

Unedited additional gallery on the 2017 Noosa Triathlon (~2500 photos): https://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Triathlons/2017-Noosa-Triathlon-Sunshine-Coast-noedit/

Thanks so much for looking!



Wednesday, 6 September 2017

2017 Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run

Hi all

After a hiatus of a few years I was happy to make it to the 2017 Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run in Queensland, Australia. Here are some photos.

Fantastic job by the wheelchair athletes

Former ITU Triathlete and now Ironman Triathlete (and one of the funniest sports bloggers out there), Dan Wilson

Women's winner, Brittany Zendler

Well known runner Clare Geraghty

Using a VSCO Film Preset

Approaching the Story Bridge just over half way through the run

Have backpack, will fun-run

Kell Jones

As always, the parents, prams and kids were out in force

Wonder Woman

Definitely my favourite couple of the day

My favourite portrait / sportrait of the morning

Lorna Jane

Channel 9's Alex Bernhardt doing interviews

Samantha Quinney and Melissa Quinney rocking the stone age cave person gear
Samantha Quinney, Melissa Quinney -

Let's finish with the best 'leap with the Story Bridge backdrop' pic :)


My main portfolio gallery on the 2017 Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run

My second gallery of unedited extra photos from the 2017 Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run.

Thanks so much for looking everyone.



Sunday, 6 November 2016

2016 Noosa Triathlon - #NoosaTri

Hi all

For the ninth year in a row I was lucky to be able to attend the 2016 Noosa Triathlon, as part of the 2016 Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival, and take some photos. Here we go:

Jonathan Sammut with the nice leap across the waves in the Laguna Bay start

The Elite Women's start

Men's race winner, Queenslander Dan Wilson at the swim exit

Taylor Cecil looking powerful at the swim exit

Elite Women's second place-getter Natalie Van Coevorden at the swim exit

An age group cohort blasts into the water at the swim start

Four times Elite women's winner, including winning three times in a row, Ashleigh Gentle

Dan Wilson about to take out his first Noosa Tri title

Someone's looking happy with 2nd place - Jacob BIRTWHISTLE

The ever reliable Ryan Fisher heading for 3rd place in the elite men's division

Alternate Processing: Pretty Presets Brown - Giles Clayton

Heading in for yet another win, Aussie Olympian Ashleigh Gentle (Alternate Processing: "Silver Lining (Pretty Presets)")

Natalie Van Coevorden going for 2nd place

Aussie who has been doing very well on the World Triathlon circuit of late, Charlotte McShane

Part of the colour, feel, vibe and atmosphere of the Noosa Tr

What a great effort!

Always love all the jumpers and leapers :)

Triathlete with a visual disability bound to his companion triathlete - inspirational stuff

Phew! (as in - effort, achievement and fatigue)

Here's my portfolio photo gallery on the 2016 Noosa Triathlon.

Thanks so much for looking.


PS: I wold normally place a slideshow here but I don't want to burn too much of your mobile data, so feel free to check out the gallery when you have a moment. :) Des.