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UK to Croatia – the road trip

For the last week I’ve been riding a Harley-Davidson from the UK to Croatia. We’ll be arriving at the Croatian city of Biograd today for the European HOG rally where I’ll be shooting the event for Harley-Davidson. I’ve posted all my photo’s from the trip to my MobileMe gallery if you’d like to see more.

The trip started with an overnight ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland, from there we rode to Saarbruken in Germany, mainly motorways that day so we were all glad to get to our hotel and wander into the local town for some food and of course a few beers. The next day we headed to Strasbourg and then into the Black Forrest and lake Titisee where we stayed for the night.

The fourth day saw us riding from Titisee to Switzerland via the Julier Pass, an amazing route through the Swiss alps. The next day the the plan was to head to our hotel in Schlanders, Italy via the much acclaimed Stelvio pass but we were out of luck, heavy snow meant the passes were closed so we had to back track and take a different route through Italy which was turned out to be an excellent ride.

From Schlanders we headed down to Jesolo beach near Venice which again provided some amazing riding and then after a night at a fab hotel we headed down to Croatia via Slovenia. The last night of the trip was spent in the Croatian town of Slenj from where I’m writing this. Today we’ll be riding south along the Adriatic coast road to Biograd where my work will start.

It’s been an amazing trip and an experience I will remember for a long time. Don’t forget to check out my photo’s.




New video: Euro Festival 2011

This video was shot for Harley-Davidson at the 2011 Euro Festival in the Golfe De Saint-Tropez, France. I used both the Sony EX1 and my Canon 5D. The only lens used on the 5D was the Canon 24-105 IS L.

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It’s Harley time again

So tomorrow I leave for the start of my third season of event shooting for Harley-Davidson. I always feel so lucky to be working with Harley, they are a fantastic bunch and as well as enjoying the event itself it’s always a pleasure to meet up with all the regular characters as well as the bands that play the events each year.

Once again the season starts with the Euro Festival in the Golfe De Saint Tropez. Last years event was watered down slightly by the weather with rain and wind more typical to Great Yarmouth than St Tropez. Hopefully this year will be a bit warmer as I’d really like to capture the fact that the event takes place right on the beach and when the suns out there’s usually a fair amount of beach dwellers soaking up the rays.

Watch my video from last years Euro Festival.

Only three days after I get back from St Tropez I’ll be heading of to Croatia for the European HOG rally / Croatia Harley Days in Biograd. This trip is going to be made even more exciting by the fact that Harley have loaned me a bike and I’m riding out with some great friends who also work at the event.

I picked the loaner up yesterday and rode it home from Gloucester, it’s a bit different to my KTM but fun none the less. It’s an Ultra Classic, a big tourer with loads of luggage space for all my gear.

Our route will take us through some amazing locations in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Croatia so it’s going to be a great experience.  I’ll be shooting with my 5D and GoPro’s along the way and should be able to grab some nice shots that Harley can use.

Watch my video from last years HOG Rally in Switzerland.

I’ll make sure to post plenty of pics and updates whenever I get WiFi access via my blog and of course via twitter.


Shooting in Croatia

2011 will see the 20th European H.O.G. Rally being held in Biograd, Croatia. To help promote the event I was asked to create a short trailer showing a mixture of location footage and shots from previous events.

Biograd is located on the Adriatic coast overlooking the island of Pašman. The area is a fantastic mix of rugged mountains, blue seas and best of all for motorcycle enthusiasts has stunning riding roads along the bays of the adriatic…

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European Bike Week 2010

Shot at the 2010 European Bike Week in Faaker See, Austria for Harley-Davidson. Mostly Sony EX1 footage including all of the riding and aerial footage. There are a couple of 5D markII shots in here as well, but I much prefer the results and additional functionality the EX1 provides for these events…

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