Tuesday, 30 April 2013

two new videos for MBUK

There's a couple of recent videos shot for MBUK over on BikeRadar -


Jake Ireland riding the NS Soda Air


Ric McLaughlin riding the Transition TR250

Both filmed on the same day at the Forest of Dean on the Nikon D800 with Sigma lenses.  Edited in Final Cut X with FCPEffects plugins. 

Monday, 25 March 2013

RGActive x RoseBikesUK 1


RGActive x RoseBikesUK 1, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

John Brame from RGActive coming in from the cycle on the team relay race which he kept telling everyone was "a bit of fun"... I think he forgot to tell himself that.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Urban and road

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Urban and road, a set on Flickr.

I just posted a few of my favourite shots from my recent Urban Cyclist shoots over on flickr. They're all shot on the new Nikon D800 with Sigma or Nikon lenses. So pleased with this camera, even though a full day of shooting now requires well over 50gb of memory cards without even doing any video!

Let me know what you think to the images!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Saalbach trail


Saalbach trail, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

one of the most fun trails i have ridden, even in the wet.

Rose @ La Poma


Rose @ La Poma 12, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

Adam Williams and Joan Rueda send the huge jumps at La Poma bike park last month.

Monday, 25 June 2012

New Forest Pony


DSC_3603pro, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

Now taking bookings for horse photography! If you have ever wanted to get professional photos of you and your horse, ridden, stationary or loose, visit my FaceBook page and leave me a message.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Adam Williams x Rose 2


Adam Williams x Rose 2, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

Fin and me drove over to visit Adam in Swansea last week to shoot some video and talk about his plans for the summer season. I shot a few stills as well, including this 360 using the Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 Fisheye. Pretty pleased with the way it came out given the slightly odd angle. The video will be on Rose Bikes Bike Channel (http://bike-channel.tv/) in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Dirt/Norco rider Ben Reid


BDS1_COMBESYD_BenReid, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

Baltic Ben Reid flying down into the finish at round 1 of the 2012 British Downhill Series at Combe Sydenham. Nikon D300s with SB900 onboard. Tamron 17-50 f2.8 lens.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Lock test MBUK


Lock test MBUK, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

DPS from the current MBUK.

Nikon D300s Tamron 17-50 f2.8 no flash, ambient light only. Got some funny looks from passers by shooting this feature!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Platzangst RAM shorts - First look.

A box of winter riding kit arrived on my door this morning.  Amongst all the knee warmers, rain jackets and socks were these Platzangst "RAM" shorts.  



Made from 100% PU coated Oxford polyester,  the shorts manage to be both waterproof and breathable and are light weight despite their heavy duty appearance.  An added bonus are the 6 zipped vents, 4 at the front and two on the back, great for the push back up the hill.

The "RAM" also comes with loads of useful pockets, exactly where you would need them, and an "uphill ticket" holder ready for those days in the Alps.

To keep things comfy there is an adjustable waist band with "Space Pads", sections of foam placed around the fleece waistline, and a large piece of covered neoprene to the rear to accommodate flex and stretch while pedaling.  

The large size is perfect for a 33-34" waist, and they are long enough to cover the knees and knee pads too.

Check them out at www.rosebikes.co.uk as they are also on offer at the moment.

RRP £65
Sale price £46.45 

Monday, 19 September 2011

Fin on a road bike


DSC_5827 , originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

Fin took part in the 12hour race at Cyclothon UK at Brands Hatch last week. Shot this on a tight hairpin near the end of the 2.3mile lap about half way through the day.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Ragley Shoot


Ragley 7, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

Ragley shoot with Martin Astley and Will Longden on the Quantocks. More shots on my Flickr page.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Brendon Fairclough


Brendon Fairclough, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

Via Flickr:
Lo-res version of Brendog at Fort Bill... the rest of the sequence will be on Flickr soon.

MBUK Specialized Comp Bike


MBUK Specialized Comp Bike, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

I'll be back online at home this evening i hope, so look out for a bunch of new shots from the last two months!!

Via Flickr:
Shot for the competition in the latest MBUK magazine.

D300s
Sigma 70-200mm f2.8
SB900 to right of frame
SB600 left of frame on gorrila pod
Fired with Nikon CLS

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Audi A4 - Redline/Meguiars


Audi A4 - Redline/Meguiars, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

Another shot of the Audi A4 after 4 and a half hours of cleaning at Meguiars for Redline Magazine

SB900 on the floor in front of the car. Fired with Nikon CLS

Friday, 6 May 2011

Grime Time


Grime Time, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

I've been a bit quiet on here recently as most of the work i'm doing is for MBUK so i have to wait until the issue comes out. But here's a shot from the Grime Time i shot with Rob Weaver last month. There's more exciting shots coming up...

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Gee Atherton


Gee Atherton, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

A shot from the Halo BDS at Moelfre a couple of weeks ago. Its not the best framed shot for a regular photo, but for I love the space that it gives Gee to look into.

What do you guys think? Would you like to have seen more of the bike and corner?

Friday, 15 April 2011

MBUK - Stuff


MBUK - Stuff, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

The last stuff in this format.

Shot with a Nikon d300s lit with a Nikon sb900 and sb600 using the Nikon CLS system while my radio triggers were getting fixed.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Weston Trails


DSC_7532_1, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

Summer is coming...

Katy Curd at the newly re-built Weston trails.

Nikon d300s, Sigma 70-200mm f2.8. Natural light.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

New Rose catalog


Charlie Watts, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

Check out my shot of Charlie Watts in the new Rose Bikes catalog.

Taken last summer down at Weston trails after JLC and Woodbury were washed out.

Monday, 21 March 2011

BDS Nant-G


fairclough, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

Just home from the BDS at Nant-G. Very long weekend with loads of photo taking as well as working for Rose Bikes. I've uploaded some shots to Flickr, but its just a preview, holding the rest back for another time.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Rob Weaver - Morewood for MBUK

Shot for MBUK. It wasnt raining when we unloaded the van, but once we got down into the woods it started and got very dark. Ended up having to change the shot to suit but ended up with this corner. Loving the rain in the top left of the frame and the bit of roost coming from the wheels too.

Nikon D300s Tamron 17-50 f2.8
SB600 to right of frame in front of me
SB900 to left of frame almost behind rider

RAW Editing Tutorial now on-line

The Computer Arts Project "RAW Editing Tutorial" is now on-line. AnyForty owner Alan Wardle walks you through preparing your images for print and uses one of the photos I took from a recent AnyForty shoot.

You'll find the tutorial here!


Thursday, 10 March 2011

Audi A4 by Redline and Meguiar's


Audi A4 by Redline and Meguiar's

Went up to Meguiar's to shoot for Redline last week. 4 1/2 hours later we had a very clean Audi, unfortunately a bird crapped on it the next day, right down the back window and bumper.

Read the full story in next months Redline magazine

Nikon d300s, Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 fisheye, Nikon SB900 to right of frame on Joby Gorilla-Pod fired with Nikon CLS.

What Mountain Bike Trail Bike of the Year video

What Mountain Bike Trail Bike of the Year Preview from Jonny Ashelford on Vimeo.



Video I shot with Adam Loretz for
BikeRadar and What Mountain Bike.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Turner DHR Preview

Silverfish brought the new Turner DHR over yesterday, you'll be able to see more of it on BikeRadar in a few days time, but until then, heres a screen grab of the video I did while it was in the stand.



Sneaky Screen grab

I went out with Matt Skinner and Justin Loretz today to shoot a Trail Bike of the Year teaser for What Mountain Bike and BikeRadar. Catch the whole vid on BikeRadar in a few days time!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Video Work

I've been producing videos for various companies and of my friends tooling around for over 4 years now, here's a couple of my favorites.

Friday, 25 February 2011

anyforty remix


anyforty remix, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

re-edit of a shot from the anyforty shoot i did earlier this year. Emma Rome getting all dizzy

SB900 and SB600 firing up from just below waist. fired with Nikon CLS

The timing booth


The timing booth, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

A quick one from the Naked Racing Mini DH at the Forest of Dean. These guys don't get much coverage so i thought i'd snap a quick shot of them and say thanks for organising another great winter series. Maybe i'll actually race next year....

Monday, 21 February 2011

Photos now on Roots and Rain

I've just uploaded photos from all the races I've attended over the 2010 season for you to be able to buy. Let me know what you think. You'll find them here



Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Saracen Myst


Saracen Myst, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

Just uploaded a couple more shots used in this months MBUK magazine.

Friday, 4 February 2011

New Set on Flickr

I posted this set on Flickr to showcase the shots of all the parts that go into making our bikes work. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Trail to somewhere


Trail to somewhere, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

We were up on salisbury plain last week, catching the last of the October sun. Not long till the summer...

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

doddy longterm


doddy longterm, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

a shot from a recent trip with doddy to shoot his intense ss for MBUK. I was having problems with my flash triggers so this shot isn't what i wanted, but i think it worked out well anyway!!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Audi R8


Trax_4276, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

Audi R8 at Trax in Silverstone yesterday. More photos on my site!

Monday, 16 August 2010

FortBill re-edit


FortBillRaw0033, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

re-edit of this shot, not sure if i prefer it, would appreciate some feedback on post production on this one please guys.

brandon semenuk in 2007


brandon, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

This is still one of my favorite shots of Brandon. A perfect evening in Whistler back in 2007 on the Redbull Elevation jumps.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

hide and seek


hide and seek, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

the cat hiding in the garden this morning. she didnt know i was there so i could get a good shot with my 70-200mm lens.

Monday, 26 July 2010

a rare shot of me


a rare shot of me, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

thanks to james for pressing the button on this one of me riding the Rose Beefcake DH bike www.rosebikes.co.uk

sb900 to the right of frame firing slightly forwards on a high tripod, sb600 to the left of frame on a gorrilapod upside down in a tree firing towards rider away from camera

Bike Radar Live


dual slalom_2192hi res, originally uploaded by Jon Ashelford.

The crowds went wild for Rose Bikes tee's, VuVuzellas and beer during the dual slalom at Bike Radar Live.

Check out the rest of the shots on my Flickr page.

charlie watts photo_2510hi res

Charlie sending a tuck no hander at Weston during filming for his bike check video

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