Monday, September 12, 2016

Tour of Britain, Final Stage: Filming It All

Obviously, every stage, every kilometer of the Tour of Britain has been covered by TV cameramen.  There are three TV Moto's with cameramen who film the race from the back of the motorcycles, sometimes at very high speeds and in all sorts of weather.  Their work is augmented by stationary cameras along the course and at the finish line, as well as two helicopters who film from above.  There is a move to get live camera feeds from the racers bicycles as well, but those didn't figure into this stage race.  So standing up on the back of the motorcycle was the cameraman filming the break of Gabriel Cullaigh (Team GB), Jasper Bovenhuis (An Post Chain Reaction), Tom Stewart (Madison Genesis) and Taylor Phinney (BMC).  This particular moment was captured by a stationary camera positioned near the finish line (or in this case the end of the fourth lap).

This is a small watercolors and ink painting measuring just 4"x6" and was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  It is only $75 USD and international shipping is available.

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