Sports Photography

MLB 2014 Opening Series in Sydney, Australia

MLB 2014 at Sydney's SCG

G’day Sports Fans! America’s Major League Baseball (MLB) came to Sydney, Australia over the weekend with Arizona’s Diamondbacks (D’backs) facing off against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Sydney’s famous Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for the opening games of the 2014 MLB season. I made it out to Saturday Night’s game which was great. I got to tick off watching a LA Dodgers MLB game off the bucket list. Although I think I’ll still try to line up a match in the US if I ever get the chance.

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CCOMTB Downhill Races

CCOMTB Downhill 2014

G’day Sports Fans! After a nice relaxing January, February is going to be a mad start to the 2014 year of sports. To kick things off today I was out in the Ourimbah State Forest on the NSW Central Coast for the 1st Round of the CCOMTB Downhill Mountain Biking Season for 2014.

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Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Heart A-League Game

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Heart

G’day sports fans! Friend of mine and A-League Photographer Keith McInnes (check out his website –  http://www.mcinnesphotography.com.au/) headed up to my local stadium to catch the reigning A-League Champions, the Central Coast Mariners face off against Harry Kewell’s Melbourne Heart in an A-League Football (soccer) show down. I tagged along (as a paying spectator) with my “not professional” camera in tow.

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Summer and Surfing…

Surfing at Wamberal Beach

What cracking weather today 32 degrees… Summer is definitely on the way. Perfect day to head down to the beach and enjoy the sunshine. I ended up grabbing my cameras and headed down to one of my local beaches and captured a few shots of some surfers out catching some waves. Feel free to check out the full beaches and surfing gallery on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rhysvandersyde.

Surfing at Wamberal Beach

Surfing at Wamberal Beach

NSW Downhill Race at CCOMTB

NSW DH MTB at CCOMTB

Round 3 of the RedAss NSW/ACT Downhill Mountain Biking Championship is taking place at CCOMTB (Ourimbah Mountain on the NSW Central Coast) over this weekend. I spent the morning getting a few shots of the guys practicing for tomorrow races. I may get back out there tomorrow to capture some of the racing action. Watch this space.

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USA vs Canada Ice Hockey

What did you get up to on the weekend? For me, I headed out to Sydney to catch the USA vs Canada Ice Hockey. If you haven’t seen an Ice Hockey game do yourself a favor and check one out… They are absolutely action packed from start to finish, I went to a couple  of NHL games when I lived in Canada many years ago. It was great to see some of the stars of the NHL and AHL out giving the Aussie crowd a really good show in the name of their home countries. In the end it was Canada who were victorious, much to the delight of the 21,000 strong crowd whose support strongly favored the Red Maple Leafs.

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CCOMTB XC Race May 2013

CCOMTB XC May 2013

So… It was a busy weekend with both CCOMTB XC Race and the ESS Boardstore Billy Jam, but I’ve got all the photos online now. You can check out the photos and videos, from the CCOMTB May Cross Country race below.

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ESS Boardstore 2013 Flux Billy Jam

I spent the afternoon down at ESS Boardstore at Erina for their annual Flux Billy Jam. An awesome event to kick start the Aussie snow season. Captured plenty of photos from the event, well over 2000, so keep an eye on the following links and I’ll get them uploaded over the next week or so.

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CCOMTB DH April 2013

Here are the photos and videos from the April 2013 CCOMTB Downhill event. I’ve put some low res versions of most of the photos on Facebook so you can tag yourself (and your friends) and the full gallery of high res ones are on Flickr. If you’re interested in a high res copy, please get in touch with me. Also the videos are up on YouTube, make sure you watch them in HD. All the links are below.

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CCOMTB XC Race April 2013

Central Coast Ourimbah Mountain Biking’s April 2013 Cross Country (XC) Race. Check out all the photos and videos at the links below. If you are interested in buying one of the photos please get in touch with me via Contact Me.

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