“Photography is an art of observation.
It has little to do with the things you see and
everything to do with the way you see them.”
The Jetblack 24 Hour is entering its second decade of racing with Rocky Trail Entertainment in 2019! For the second time it will be held on 23+24 March 2019 in Lidsdale State Forest with the event centre at Rydal Showgrounds and supported by Lithgow City Council and the Central Tablelands MTB Club. >> Check out our venue blog here!
Did you know?
With the support from our event sponsors all participants will receive an access code in the week after the race to download their race images from the OuterImage.com.au online portal for FREE.
We have asked our photography crew from OuterImage.com.au to show us their highlights from last year’s event and tell us how they saw the event through their lenses. Thanks to Gilbert Romane for ‘riding down memory trail’ for us!
Says Gilbert Romane from Giro Visuals, a founding partner of Outer Image Collective:
“Photography and in particular sports photography has always been about capturing the precise moment of peak action, a fraction too early or late and the excitement is gone. Shooting different forms of mountain bike racing brings different challenges and with it a variety of visuals. With downhill and enduro style riding capturing the “big air” or “tricky trail feature” makes the task a little easier as the gravity induced thrill seeker loves the moments, lives for them in fact. Turn the wheel and focus on the cross-country athlete and the big jumps and features are gone but with that a change to strength and endurance. The task now is to capture, in a split second, the drive and determination to win the race even when that means the finish line may be hours away. So many people don’t see the grimace, the mud in the eye, the claret congealed on the knee they only see the raised arms as the winner steps atop the top podium. For me capturing these tough times help share the struggles of the sport and an athletes ambitions, pushing me to sit out on the trails all day lugging camera gear enabling me to capture engaging and memorable photos.”
See you at the start line – time to get those entries in!