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|| SportsShooter.com: News Item: Posted 2011-01-05

Angus Mordant's Favorite Image of 2010
“I spent the 3 nights sleeping in my car…”

By ANGUS MORDANT, RMIT University

Editor's Note: For this issue of the Sports Shooter Newsletter I asked students that are members of ss.com or had attended one of the Academy workshops to submit their favorite photo of 2010 and write a short piece about it. This image could be from a favorite assignment, show something they had learned or is something of a personal nature. The one requirement was, the image had to have special significance to them.

Photo by Angus Mordant

Photo by Angus Mordant
This year marked the start of my BA Photography (Photojournalism) study at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

It was also the second time I have photographed the Deniliquin Ute Muster in southwestern New South Wales. The 2-day event in early October pays homage to the Australian "ute" in fact all 10,152 that attended this year.

I spent the 3 nights sleeping in my car, having beer and tim-tams for breakfast, flying in a helicopter, being enveloped in clouds of dust at the Circlework Championships and finished off with a concert from Jimmy Barnes, all a part of covering the "Deni Muster" as it is affectionately called.

The photo I have submitted was during a display done by the Monster Energy Racing Team during a break in the National Circlework Championships, this image I feel sums up the event best. Utes, Bundaberg Rum Flags, Dust, Burnt Rubber and a hell of a lot of fun!



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