Pioneer Run 2010

Continuing with what seems to be a current theme of motion blurs, I took these shots of competitors in the 2010 Pioneer Motorcycle Run from London to Brighton on Sunday the 14th March 2010.  The Pioneer Run starts at Epsom racecourse and ends on Madeira Drive Brighton seafront.  The Event has been organised since 1930 by the Sunbeam Motorcycle Club.

All shots of the 2010 Pioneer Run were taken on a Nikon D700 with an 85mm, f1.4AF-D lens. As ever I am astounded by the focus tracking on the D700, and the creative possibilities that it provides. I particularly like the shots where only a small area of the rider is in focus and the rest is a blur and the feeling of speed that that imparts to the image.To take part in the 2010 Pioneer Run, as always the bikes had to be manufactured before 1915, and I like the shots which have a vintage feel, with the rider is dressed in period gear.   Some of the period helmets would not appear to offer much protection so it is easy to see why some riders opt for the modern full face option.

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