The Argus Cycle Tour, takes 35000 cyclists on a 109km long cycle tour along some of the most scenic roads in the world. Dubbed the largest timed cycling event in the World, not the longest, but the largest. Endurance is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the 2014 Argus tour are my response to the prompt…………. ……….the journey continues………..
Finding a unique perspective is probably the quest of many a photographer, yet it’s unlikely that if you put two photographers alongside one another at the same scene, with the same equipment, they will have two different interpretations of that scene. So in another way they achieve that quest without even trying :-). The Argus Cycle Tour is the longest timed Cycle race in the world, this year more than 35000 cyclists braved strong South easterly winds to ride the 109 km route. I braved the same wind :-), to get some images and used the opportunity to look at different “perpective”s of the same image. Perpective is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week………………..the journey continues………………
check out more of my Argus Tour images at this link
The Argus Cycle Tour is the largest individually timed bicycle race in the World. Yep! Those familiar with this blog will recognise the South African superlative – “largest” :-). The annual race comprises a cycle tour traversing the cape peninsula travelling along both sides of the world famous mountain and taking in some of most scenic roads in the world – yep! most scenic, 35000 entrants, and one of the 3 largest sporting events in the world – superlatives all over the place :-).
By now you’re probably wondering whats the relevance to unusual, well, a race thats size is pretty unusual, wouldnt you say? Neverthless, I had something else in mind for this post… I took some shots at last years race, though the weather was a bit strange, overcast and with not many decent shooting opportunities. This years conditions were perfect. I ‘ve been playing around with slower shutter speeds, and wanted to try and get some shots depicting the movement of the bicycles, rather than the usual freeze frame moment. So, some unusual shots depicting the movement of the bikes. Easier said than done :-). I’ve included a couple of images of the start, to demonstrate the numbers, remember the start is staggered every few minutes to deal with the sheer volume of people
Perhaps not everybodys idea of nice images, but unusual results, definitely :). So for the challenge, pretty appropraite 🙂 I would say the experiment had a mixed degree of success, not entirely there, but some potential.
But, this is a journey…and this submission is a step along the way…….the journey continues 🙂