Chris Hellyar's Blog, a spot for a bit of a yarn, and the occasional rant.
One for the petrol heads 28th 2007f February '07 - Read 5046 times.
Covering bike speedway for the paper a couple of weeks ago, and got this cool shot.
"Close racing action in the first turn at Moore Park on Sunday as Martin Emmerson of England, Andrew Alridge of Halswell and Craig Ramsey from Hastings all jostle for position in the fourth A grade heat of the Robin Mackinnon Memorial speedway meeting at Moore park on Sunday. Andrew Aldridge was the eventual winner of the Robin Mackinnon Memorial Plate."
A day at the polo 30th 2007f January '07 - Read 2881 times.
Last weekend I made my way out the England vs South Island polo match round behind Wigram. I'm not actually a 'horsey' person as a rule, although I did once feed one some grass, so that's close enough.
A pretend Photographer? 8th 2006f October '06 - Read 3097 times.
Well, I was at the races today, doing that thing I do, pointing the camera at random objects and then trying to figure out what it was I just snapped, and hoping it knows what it's own name is...
Then I had this cunning plan, to get a photo of the race caller in his box, with the race course in the background, wide-angle like. Keep in mind that I'm a pretend photojournalist. I mainly do weekend sports for a free weekly paper. Not that I do it for free, I am a 'professional' in the loosest of terms, but not so much that I can fool everyone.