Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Noosa Triathlon MultiSport Festival 2013

Hi all

Here's a progressive update on my 'photo trip' to last weekend's Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival. As I process the photos I took on the weekend I'll update this blog post with links to my various photo galleries. At this stage I'll just include a link to each gallery and perhaps a sample pic. Here goes! :)

1. Friday Afternoon - 2013 Noosa Ocean Swim

Max Osborn in the men's elite division drives out of Laguna Bay towards the finish line:
Max Osborn - Men's Elite Division - Nice athletic stride - Finish -  2013 Eyeline 1000 Noosa Ocean Swim, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, 1 November. Photos by Des Thureson disci.smugmug.com

Galleries
Portfolio Gallery - 2013 Noosa Ocean Swim at the 2013 Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival.
Second Unedited gallery of aditional unedited pics - 2013 Noosa Ocean Swim.

2. Saturday morning and early afternoon at the start of Super Saturday - the ExpressiveBikes Bike Trials Stunt Team at the Noosa Tri Festival Village.

German Heiko Lehmann somehow has time to calmly pose for a photo (without being asked) whilst avoiding crushing ExpressiveBikes owner Tim Mullaly:
Tim Mullaly, Heiko Lehmann - ExpressiveBikes Bike Trials Stunt Team - 2013 Super Saturday at the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Galleries
Portfolio Gallery on the ExpessiveBikes Bike Trials Stunt Team at the 2013 Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival.
Second Unedited gallery of aditional unedited pics - ExpressiveBikes - Noosa.

3. 2013 Subaru Women's Australian Open Criterium - Cycling.

Peta Mullens (Wiggle Honda)(R) on her way to second place in the 2013 Subaru Women's Australian Open Criterium
Peta Mullens - Subaru Women's Australian Open Criterium (Cycling) - 2013 Super Saturday at the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Galleries:
Portfolio gallery on the 2013 Subaru Women's Australian Open Criterium - Cycling.
Second gallery of Un-Edited extra photos - Noosa Women's Crit.

4. 2013 Noosa Men's Australian Open Criterium (Cycling) ("Noosa Crit")

Nathan Bradshaw (NSWIS) speeds past


Galleries:
My Portfolio photo gallery on the 2013 Noosa Men's Australian Open Criterium (Cycling) ("Noosa Crit").
My second gallery of Un-Edited extra photos - Noosa Men's Crit.

5. 2013 Noosa Men's & Women's 5K Bolt Run
Alternate Processing: "Kelco Polar Cream" - Kelly Ann Perkins, Jessica Trengrove, Susan Kuijken, Zoe Buckman, Milly Clark - 2013 Noosa Women's Asics 5k Bolt Run


Galleries:
My Portfolio photo gallery on the 2013 Noosa Asics 5k Bolt - Run.

Second gallery of additional Un-Edited images - Noosa 5k Bolt.

6. Main Noosa Triathlon (Sunday Morning Event)

World U23 Triathlon Champion Charlotte McShane approaches the finish


Galleries
My Main portfolio gallery on the 2013 Noosa Triathlon.

My second gallery of Un-Edited extra photos of the 2013 Noosa Triathlon.

Thanks for looking!

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Triathlons

Friday, 20 September 2013

Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast, 2013

Hi all

Last weekend I was lucky to be able to take some photos at the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast. Here are some pics:

A slow shutter speed pic of one of the women's divisions starts - into the Coral Sea at Mooloolaba
Slow Shutter Speed - Race Start - Swim Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Veteran Japanese triathlete Kiyomi Niwata, who went on to place second in the Women's elite professional devision
Kiyomi Niwata - Swim Exit, approaching T1 - Swim Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Gasping for air after a 1.9k swim
Swim Exit (Coral Sea, Mooloolaba), Swim Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

A triathlete with a disability receives assistance from the volunteers
Swim Exit (Coral Sea, Mooloolaba), Swim Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

The emphatic thumbs-up after the 1.9k swim
Swim Exit, approaching T1 - Swim Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

The typically enthusiastic & nice volunteers were keen for a pic
Volunteers - Swim Exit (Coral Sea, Mooloolaba), Swim Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Thanks for saying Hi!
Bike Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Putting the effort in
Bike Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Let's go running
Run Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Women's Professional division winner, Kiwi Gina Crawford
Gina Crawford (Women's Pro Winner) - Run Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Close up
Run Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Refreshing water - aaaahh!
Run Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Camaraderie
Run Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Spiderman is here
Run Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Jennifer
Run Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

To finish, the nice love heart icon from Michelle Cooper
Michelle Cooper - Run Leg - Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013; Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here's my main portfolio gallery on the first Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast.

Here's my extra gallery of additional UN-Edited images on the 2013 Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Triathlons/

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run 2013 Photos

Hi all

Early on Sunday morning, 1 September 2013, I had a great time snapping pics at the 2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run. It was great to see all the athleticism, colour, costumes, happiness, and willingness to donate to charity. Here are some pics:

Athlete with a disability doing a great job near the finish
2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run; Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (Gateway Bridge) to RNA Showgrounds; 1 September. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

A high finisher with time for a thumbs-up and a smile
2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run; Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (Gateway Bridge) to RNA Showgrounds; 1 September. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run; Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (Gateway Bridge) to RNA Showgrounds; 1 September. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run; Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (Gateway Bridge) to RNA Showgrounds; 1 September. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman having done very well.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman - 2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run; Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (Gateway Bridge) to RNA Showgrounds; 1 September. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

I need that refreshing water
2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run; Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (Gateway Bridge) to RNA Showgrounds; 1 September. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Running in a suit - all in a morning's work
Running in a Suit - 2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run; Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (Gateway Bridge) to RNA Showgrounds; 1 September. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Let the costimes begin
I love the costumes and the effort people put in - 2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run; Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (Gateway Bridge) to RNA Showgrounds; 1 September. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Another great job by the helpers at the aid station
2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run; Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (Gateway Bridge) to RNA Showgrounds; 1 September. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

The smile of the morning
2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run; Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (Gateway Bridge) to RNA Showgrounds; 1 September. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Like a Boss
Like a Boss - 2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run; Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (Gateway Bridge) to RNA Showgrounds; 1 September. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Helping Miracles
Nice expressions from the participants - Way to Go! - Helping Miracles - 2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run; Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (Gateway Bridge) to RNA Showgrounds; 1 September. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Let's finish on some bright colours
I love the costumes and the effort people put in - Nice expressions from the participants - Way to Go! - 2013 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run; Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (Gateway Bridge) to RNA Showgrounds; 1 September. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here's my main portfolio gallery on the 2013 Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run.

Here's a second gallery of extra UN-Edited images on the 2013 Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run.

Thanks for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Running-Fun-Runs

Friday, 14 June 2013

Quiksilver Pro Surfing, 2013, Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Australia

Hi all

A few months ago I was lucky to be able to get to a fantastic day's ASP World Tour Surfing at the 2013 Quiksilver Pro, at Snapper Rocks on Australia's Gold Coast. Here are some pics from a very enjoyable day:

Jordy Smith
Jordy Smith - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Tour Rookie Nat Young, who, from my humble perspective, was the best I saw from a talent vs experience viewpoint
Nat Young - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Spectacular surfing by Aussie Taj Burrow
Taj Burrow - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Jeremy Flores
Jeremy Flores - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Julian Wilson
Julian Wilson - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

(Reigning) 2012 World Surfing Champion, Australian Joel Parkinson
2012 World Surfing Champion Joel Parkinson - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Michel Bourez
Michel Bourez - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Wonderful tube / barrel action from Joel Parkinson
2012 World Surfing Champion Joel Parkinson - Tube / Barrel Sequence of the Day - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Matt Wilkinson on a nice wall of water
Matt Wilkinson - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

What better way to finish than with 11 times World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater who has just won the Volcom Pro in Fiji
11 times World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Here's my Smugmug photo gallery on the 2013 Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Australia.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Surfing

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon

Hi all

I've just finished processing photos from another enjoyable visit to the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival. The main event, the 2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon for open / age group competitors, was held on the Sunday morning. Here are some pics from an enjoyable morning:

Skilled Wordsmith and Triathlete Dan Wilson, who went on to place second in the Oceania Cup:
Dan Wilson (2nd in Oceania Cup) - Finishing the Swim Leg - 2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 17 March 2013. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Brittany Forster, also in the Oceania Cup
Finishing the Swim Leg - 2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 17 March 2013. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

One of the sets of age-groupers off to a flying start:
GO!! - 2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 17 March 2013. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Swim Exit Close-Up
Finishing the Swim Leg - 2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 17 March 2013. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Swim Exit
Finishing the Swim Leg - 2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 17 March 2013. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Great to manage a smile after a 1.5 k swim
Finishing the Swim Leg - 2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 17 March 2013. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Inspirational Bill Chaffey about to arrive back
Bill Chaffey - 2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 17 March 2013. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Run Leg
Run Leg - 2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 17 March 2013. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Cycling Speed Blur


Another Cycling Speed Blur


Evergreen 80+ year old Markus Hanley at it yet again
Markus Hanley - Bike Leg - 2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 17 March 2013. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

A nice smile on which to finish
Bike Leg - 2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 17 March 2013. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Here's my portfolio gallery on the 2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon.

Here's my extra / second gallery of UN-Edited extra photos of the 2013 Mooloolaba Triathlon (1663 images).

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Triathlons

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing 2013

Hi all

On Monday 4 February 2013 I was lucky enough to see some of the Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing Competition at Burleigh Heads on Australia's Gold Coast. The event is Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Women’s and 4-Star Men’s rated. This year saw the welcome introduction of women's surfing to the event. Here are some pics:

Kaito Ohashi
Kaito Ohashi  - Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing - Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Women’s and 4-Star Men’s rated event - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 February 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Jake Colreavy
Jake Colreavy - Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing - Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Women’s and 4-Star Men’s rated event - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 February 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Alize Arnaud
Alize Arnaud - Women's Surfing - Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing - Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Women’s and 4-Star Men’s rated event - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 February 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Dru Adler
Dru Adler - Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing - Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Women’s and 4-Star Men’s rated event - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 February 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Coco Ho
Coco Ho - Women's Surfing - Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing - Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Women’s and 4-Star Men’s rated event - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 February 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Max Tobin
Max Tobin - Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing - Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Women’s and 4-Star Men’s rated event - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 February 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

South African Sarah Baum
Sarah Baum - Women's Surfing - Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing - Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Women’s and 4-Star Men’s rated event - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 February 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Tane Wallis
Tane Wallis - Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing - Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Women’s and 4-Star Men’s rated event - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 February 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Sam Morgan
Sam Morgan - Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing - Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Women’s and 4-Star Men’s rated event - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 February 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

To finish, one more of the skilful Coco Ho
Coco Ho - Women's Surfing - Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing - Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Women’s and 4-Star Men’s rated event - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 February 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here's the start of my photo gallery on the Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing - Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Women’s and 4-Star Men’s rated event - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Here's my extra gallery of UN-edited additional photos of the 2013 Breaka Burleigh Pro surfing.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Surfing/