Australian Open Speed Skating Championships 2008

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You may have noticed I have posted less photos in last two weeks. This is because I was very busy photographing best speed skaters in Australia. Firstly, in NSW Championships and last weekend in Australian Open Speed Skating Championships 2008. These two weekends resulted in close to 5000 photographs. Each had to be processed and tagged with competitors helmet numbers for easy search. This was a very rewarding but very tedious task.

Pictured here are (from right to left) Ben Southee (344 Australian Champion), followed by 164 Lachlan Hay and 138 Jeremy Beck.

Ricki Lee performs her brand new single ‘Wiggle It.’

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Ricki-Lee Coulter is particularly photographer friendly performer. Here, she found a few seconds for me, taking a friend’s hat and giving me a quick, cheeky pose.

She was performing her new single ‘Wiggle It.’ Many contestants from Australian Idol vanish from the media once the competition ends. Ricki-Lee seems to found her place in the entertainment industry, frequenting TV shows and now recording a second album. I for one wish her all the success, if nothing else, just for being friendly and approachable.