Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lance Armstrong and Queensland Ride Relief - Floods Fund Raiser, Part 2

Main Link: My Smugmug Photo Gallery on Queensland Ride Relief flood-fundraising cycle event with Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis

EDIT: New second gallery of extra pics - Queensland Ride Relief
Continuing from my previous post, here are some sample pics from Queensland Ride Relief on Monday 24 January 2011 in Brisbane, Australia:

Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Olympic Cycling Gold Medallist Sara Carrigan:
Olympic Gold Medalist Sara Carrigan - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

L-R: Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, Robbie McEwen, Queensland Minister for Transport Rachel Nolan:
L-R: Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, Robbie McEwen, Rachel Nolan - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Lance Armstrong, with Queensland Premier Anna Bligh to his left:
10x8 - Lance Armstrong, and on his left, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Anna Bligh gets things started:
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh leads-off the ride - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Some Alternate Processing: "Hard Depth":
The Start! - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com. Alternate Processing: Hard Depth.

Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Rocket Ship!
The Start! - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Allan Davis, Robbie McEwen & Lance Armstrong (2nd row) lead the group back to the finish:
The front of the group, led by Robbie McEwen, Allan Davis & Lance Armstrong, approaches the finish - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Alt Processing: Kelco Polar Cream:
Approaching the finish - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com. Alt Processing - kelco polar cream.

My favourite pic from the day:
Thanks for the wonderful smile! - Approaching the finish - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Go the big smile!
Approaching the finish - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Alt Processing - "Creative - Aged Photo":
Approaching the finish - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com. Creative - Aged Photo.

Approaching the finish - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Approaching the finish - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Sending a kiss:
Approaching the finish - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Departing after a significant event:
Heading out after a very significant event - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

To finish, two more samples of Alternate Processing (Cross Processing) done in Adobe Lightroom:
"PH Soft & Dreamy":
Heading out after a very significant event - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com. Alt Processing - PH Soft & Dreamy

"PH Surreal Moment"


Main Gallery Link: My Smugmug Photo Gallery on Queensland Ride Relief flood-fundraising cycle event with Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis

Television News Report from ABC 1's Mark Curnow and Mark Hides:


EDIT: New second gallery of extra pics - Queensland Ride Relief
Thanks for looking!

Des

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lance Armstrong and Queensland Ride Relief - Floods Fund Raiser

Main Link (My Smugmug photo gallery on "Queensland Ride Relief" with Lance Armstrong):
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Cycling/Ride-Relief-Lance-Armstrong/15568509_M2mGg

EDIT: New second gallery of extra pics - Queensland Ride Relief

Yep, on Monday I went to watch the "Queensland Ride Relief" - a fund raising bike ride supporting the Queensland flood relief appeal. The "headline act" was seven-times Tour de France cycling winner Lance Armstrong, ably supported by Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, and Queenslander-elite pro cyclists Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis. 

I'll add more later, but for now:
Here's Lance Armstrong with Queensland Premier Anna Bligh (to Lance's left):
10x8 - Lance Armstrong, and on his left, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh - Queensland Ride Relief, led by Lance Armstrong, Robbie McEwen & Allan Davis; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Monday 24 January 2011. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com


Here's my Smugmug photo gallery on Queensland Ride Relief with Lance Armstrong

The News Report by Brisbane's 7 Nightly News Reporters Rod Young and Ben Davis:



EDIT: New second photo gallery of extra pics - Queensland Ride Relief

Thanks for looking!


Regards


Des

Friday, January 21, 2011

Gold Coast Blaze v Cairns Taipans NBL Basketball, Wednesday 19 January 2010; GCCEC

Main Photo Gallery Link:  http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Basketball/Blaze-Taipans-NBL-basketball/15518548_Bw2So
Sixth on the ladder beats third! Yep, the Gold Coast Blaze, at home, beat their higher ranked and more fancied northern rivals!

Now for some pics:
Cairns Taipan Ron Dorsey with the very sweet outside touch & form:
Ron Dorsey with the sweet outside touch & form - Gold Coast Blaze v Cairns Taipans NBL Basketball, Wednesday 19 January 2011; Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com

Darryl Hudson with his customary dramatic facial expression:


Chris Goulding with one of many athletic, agile, 'demonstrative' drives to the hoop:


Mark Worthington with the nice form:


Ian Crosswhite posts up Ira Clark:


Blaze veteran Stephen Hoare is fouled in the act of shooting:


Tom Garlepp literally gets a finger tip to Lindsay Tait's shot:


Chris Goulding:


"Stephen Hoare Makes Sure":


Ira Clark gets his reward for collecting the offensive rebound:


Stephen Hoare finds some younger legs:


Mark Worthington over Dusty Rychart in the low post:


Chris Goulding competes strongly against Taipans Import Ron Dorsey:


Mark Worthington with the dunk:


Here's the full photo gallery:
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Basketball/Blaze-Taipans-NBL-basketball/15518548_Bw2So

Thanks for looking!

Regards

Des

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Jason Cadee Watch" continues - Gold Coast Blaze v Perth Wildcats NBL Basketball

Main link:  http://disci.smugmug.com/keyword/jason%20cadee#1146173330_4vtcU

Here's our second instalment of the "Jason Cadee Watch". Jason had another good game after his late entry to the NBL due to a fractured pelvis. Here are some sample pics:
Jason Cadee drives around Kevin Lisch:
Jason Cadee drives around Kevin Lisch - Gold Coast Blaze v Perth Wildcats NBL Baskeball, New Year's Eve 2010; Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Jason Cadee elevates strongly inside the key:
Jason Cadee elevates inside - Gold Coast Blaze v Perth Wildcats NBL Baskeball, New Year's Eve 2010; Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Jason Cadee shows great balance while elevating:
Jason Cadee elevates inside - Gold Coast Blaze v Perth Wildcats NBL Baskeball, New Year's Eve 2010; Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The "Jason Cadee Collection": http://disci.smugmug.com/keyword/jason%20cadee#1146173330_4vtcU

The Gold Coast Blaze v Perth Wildcats (31-12-2010) photo gallery: http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Basketball/Blaze-Wildcats-NBL-basketball/15295225_q2kjg

Regards

Des
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Gold Coast Blaze v Perth Wildcats NBL Basketball - New Year's Eve, 2010.

Last New Year's Eve saw the Gold Coast Blaze play the (Reigning Champion) Perth Wildcats in NBL Basketball action. For the second time in three home games the Blaze fought back from a ~20 point half-time deficit to just miss the win at the end. Here's the Smugmug photo gallery:
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Basketball/Blaze-Wildcats-NBL-basketball/15295225_q2kjg


Some pics from the game:
Gold Coast Blaze Head Coach Joey Wright gives the boys a spray:
Blaze Head Coach Joey Wright gives his boys a spray. - Gold Coast Blaze v Perth Wildcats NBL Baskeball, New Year's Eve 2010; Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.  - Kodak BW CN Curve

Ater Majok scores over Mark Worthington:


Cameron Tovey shoots over Darryl Hudson:


Ira Clark goes to the hoop (Alternate Processing - "Dave Hill Temp"):


Ira Clark over Stephen Weigh:


Ater Majok comprehensively blocks Chris Goulding:


This is the first time I noticed that Kevin Lisch pokes his tongue out when concentrating/in peak action:


Kevin Lisch drives hard against Jason Cadee:


Kevin Lisch squeezes between Ira Clark & Jason Cadee:


Damian Martin drives past Mark Worthington:


Ater Majok dominates the Blaze inside (Alternate Processing - "Hard Depth")


Thanks so much for looking!

The full gallery is here:

http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Basketball/Blaze-Wildcats-NBL-basketball/15295225_q2kjg

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com