A couple of weeks have gone bye from my last post, looking through the scrape-book to find the above Daily Telegraphy newspaper cutting to comment on my facebook page about the half tone of the above cutting, a snapper (for me the title of professional cameraman / photographer belongs to he or she that earns her living from images or film) sent a message asking how I had used PhotoShop to build the image, I myself from the old school of film and a wet darkroom. A photographer such only do in photo shop or editing softwear to a photograph what he or she could do using their skill's in the wet-room to bring out the best in your picture. As i look back on the day of the crash at Creg-Ny-Baa (no ride was erious Injury) ot me thinking about Picture Post photographer Bert Harding shoot with just a box brownie. Bert's classic 1951 picture of two young women sitting on railings developed into a mystery who was the girl in the spotty dress. Soon to become an icon of the Documentary photography world. (Its the photographer and not the camera kit).
Sat on folding stool by the edge of the road with a 105 mm on the Nikon FM 2 waiting for racers to come around the bend for pan shots of racer's and bike's with sponors name sharpe and blur background showing speed, (using slow shutter speed and large F stop (1 60 sec at F18). Now Famous for its pub, Creg-Ny-Baa, is steeped in race history a spectacular landmark of the World famous TT Course (not for-geting the annual Manx race later in the year) enjoying fantastic views of the ride down from Kates (the name during my time covering the race which i still think is used today ?) the location plays host to thousands for spectators every year during the season.(me is an icon memory of newspaper times of years gone bye feeling like just yeasterday i was enjoying the warm summer sun at race time.
The photograph set above was taken using a very basic compact camera with fix lens at Creg-Ny-Baa
Images by Cliff Norton B.A. Hons
Please note this is my point of view please feel free to add your views in the comment box
Contacts for the pub below
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Smell fumes, exhaust sounds of the machines the ultimate experience of race week.
Bikers if you have a copy of the above images in colour please contact me through me my copies was stolen during a office break-in and i would like to copy set of coloured photographs, as i am the photgrapher no law is broken.