Halide Camera App – Alternative iOS Camera App : Review

Having recently been restricted to using only my iPhone at a couple of motorcycle road races I found the native iOS Camera App lacking. Thankfully I found the Halide Camera App.

Until this point I had tried a few iOS Camera apps but always found myself going back to the original iOS Camera. ‘It just worked.’ It was handy, wasn’t full of fluff – a proper point and shoot experience, which to be fair is probably what 99% of camera phone users need 99% of the time.

Generally for motorcycle racing events I would have used my Panasonic TZ80 or Cannon DSLR – the ability for a fast shutter is obvious when motorcycles scream past you at speeds I could only guess.

For reasons outside of my control I found myself at the 2019 Cookstown 100, and 2019 Tandragee 100 road races with only my iPhone X. It was instantly apparent that the native iOS app was not going to produce images that were in anyway usable for me – I should be more specific – the native iOS was not going to produce images of the racing and moving motorcycles that were in anyway usable.

2019 Tandragee 100 native iPhone X Camera
2019 Tandragee 100 native iPhone X Camera

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2019 Tandragee 100 Photos : (Qualifying & Race Day)

2019 Tandragee 100
2019 Tandragee 100

You are bound to already know that the 2019 Tandragee 100 was a cracker.

Derek McGee took four wins, Derek Shiels nipping the 1st Superbike Open Race from him in a day that was full of duels and mass brawls all down the grid.

The weather was glorious – maybe a little chilly for the weaker amongst us, but all in all glorious.  The event was smoothly run without any major hiccups.

Again due to other commitments I was restricted to using the camera phone again but I have uploaded the useable photos.

Maybe you will see your favourite racer, maybe you will see yourself.  I appreciate the quality certainly isn’t professional but if see something you want to use, please do so – just don’t claim it to be your own.  That is all I ask.

Want to read more about the 2019 Tandragee 100?  Then check out these links :

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Session

2019 Tandragee 100 Results

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2019 North West 200 : 12th – 18th May 2019

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2019 North West 200 Saturday 18/05/2019 Race Schedule :

(Roads closed 9.15pm – 7pm): 

Race 1 – The Junction Retail & Leisure Park SUPERSPORT RACE

Race 2 – ANCHOR BAR SUPERBIKE RACE

Race 3 – JOHN M PATERSON SUPERTWIN RACE

Race4  – CP HIRE SUPERSTOCK RACE

Race5 – MERROW HOTEL & SPA NW200 SUPERBIKE RACE

2019 Tandragee 100 Results

2019 Tandragee 100

What a day!

Wall to wall sunshine and huge crowds brought the 2019 Tandragee 100 to life, and the amazing racing – all day – along with some superb organisation made it an event to remember!

As soon as racing started it flowed almost perfectly with only one slight delay to clean up a minor oil spill and one further unfortunate delay following a race incident in which Adam McLean was separated from his machine in what was a really hotly contested battle between himself and Derek McGee – Their fastest laps were only separated by a mere 0.122s!

2019 Tandragee 100 : Derek McGee on his way to 4 race wins

More importantly Adam is doing well and I would like to wish him a very speedy recovery and return the roads.  The talent he had on display here this weekend was simply astounding!

It was another phenomenal day for Derek McGee, taking 4 race wins, Derek Shiels taking the ‘McCrum’s Motorcycles Aprilla Open Superbike Race‘ from him at the line in an amazing race nipping McGee to that victory by 0.4 seconds.

McGee got his own back though in the ‘Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Final‘ – with Shiels leading until the final lap McGee managed to nip back just before the line taking the victory with 0.195 seconds to spare!

2019 Tandragee 100 : Derek McGee on his way to 4 race wins
2019 Tandragee 100 : Derek McGee on his way to 4 race wins

Crowd favourite (and one of mine), Guy Martin, was out on his Classic Bullet 3 BSA and raced really well, taking second on the road behind Dean Stimpson (in a great battle that lasted the entire race), and winning his class in the ‘Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic.

2019 Tandragee 100 : Dean Stimpson and Guy Martin locked in battle in the Classic Race 2019 Tandragee 100 : Dean Stimpson and Guy Martin locked in battle in the Classic Race

It was great to see Tandragee buzzing – hopefully there were a few new spectators who came along, because if that was your first road race experience you should be hooked.  Tandragee 2019 had it all – loads of racing, minimal unavoidable delays, great structure and awesome weather.  

2019 Tandragee 100 2019 Tandragee 100

2019 Tandragee 100 2019 Tandragee 100 : DM71 Davy Morgan in hot pursuit
 
2019 Tandragee 100 2019 Tandragee 100 : I’m sure you seen this Ducati on its back wheel!
 
2019 Tandragee 100 2019 Tandragee 100 : Guy Martin took the 1000cc Classic Class win

2019 Tandragee 100 Results :

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 1 : rapid International Supersport 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 1 : rapid International Supersport 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 1 : Rapid International Supersport

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 2 : Principle Insurance Junior Support 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 2 : Principle Insurance Junior Support 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 2 : Principle Insurance Junior Support

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 3 : McCrum's Motorcycles Aprilla Open 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 3 : McCrum's Motorcycles Aprilla Open 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 3 : McCrum’s Motorcycles Aprilla Open

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 4 : Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 4 : Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 4 : Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic

By Class : 

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 4 : Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 4 : Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 4 : Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 5 : Tayto Supertwin / Supermono / Magee Plumbing 250cc Plumbing 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 5 : Tayto Supertwin / Supermono / Magee Plumbing 250cc Plumbing 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 5 : Tayto Supertwin / Supermono / Magee Plumbing 250cc Plumbing

By Class : 

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 5 : Tayto Supertwin / Supermono / Magee Plumbing 250cc Plumbing 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 5 : Tayto Supertwin / Supermono / Magee Plumbing 250cc Plumbing 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 5 : Tayto Supertwin / Supermono / Magee Plumbing 250cc Plumbing

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho's Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho's Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho’s Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era


By Class : 

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho's Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho's Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho's Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho’s Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 7 : Wood's Supervalu Senior Support 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 7 : Wood's Supervalu Senior Support 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 7 : Wood’s Supervalu Senior Support

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 8 : Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Grand Final 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 8 : Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Grand Final 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 8 : Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Grand Final

Next Up : North West 200

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Session

2019 Tandragee 100

Friday’s qualifying session is over (03/05/2019) and we really were treated to a great start to the 2019 Tandragee 100.  Maybe a little bit chilly, but other than that it was dry, bright and just a little breezy. 

A full evening of 8 practice and qualifying sessions has laid out what is bound to be a great Race Day tomorrow.  Derek McGee showing his class again with three pole positions lined up for tomorrow and don’t forget Derek Shiels, Adam McLean and Michael Sweeney who have all showed their intentions are are snapping at McGee’s heels!

Another great and welcome surprise was that of Guy Martin and his 750 Custom BSA, which will be running in the Classics.  Guy has always said he loved Tandragee and he has shown that love with an appearance at this year’s event and looking at the times he has been laying down he wants on that podium and is about 3 seconds off the top spot on it!

2019 Tandragee 100 : Guy Martin's Custom 750 BSA Classic 2019 Tandragee 100 : Guy Martin’s Custom 750 BSA Classic

When things got running after the roads closed they never stopped.  A full Practice and Qualifying Session ran pretty much seamlessly with one one race incident in which Robert McCrum came off his Monosport in the evening’s final qualifying session.  lick edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

2019 Tandragee 100 : Davy Morgan 71 2019 Tandragee 100 : Davy Morgan 71

2019 Tandragee 100 : The pack chasing Indy

2019 Tandragee 100 : Derek McGee aiming for a second Man of the Meeting this year? 2019 Tandragee 100 : Derek McGee aiming for a second Man of the Meeting this year?

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Newcomers Free Practice 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Newcomers Free Practice 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Newcomers Free Practice

By Class :

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Newcomers Free Practice 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Newcomers Free Practice 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Newcomers Free Practice

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Junior Support Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Junior Support Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Junior Support Qualifying

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supersport Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supersport Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supersport Qualifying

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Classic Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Classic Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Classic Qualifyiing

By Class : 

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Classic Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Classic Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Classic Qualifying

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Superbike Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Superbike Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Superbike Qualifying

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying

By Class : 

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Senior Support Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Senior Support Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Senior Support Qualifying

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supertwin / Supermono / 250GP Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supertwin / Supermono / 250GP Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supertwin / Supermono / 250GP Qualifying

By Class : 

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supertwin / Supermono / 250GP Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supertwin / Supermono / 250GP Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supertwin / Supermono / 250GP Qualifying

So the scene is set for a brilliant Saturday Race Day!  See you there, buy a program, bring a coat – it is going to be chilly – but bring suncream cos the sun is coming – it is going to be a glorious day!

2019 Tandragee 100 Weather Outlook 2019 Tandragee 100 Weather Outlook

2019 Cookstown 100 Photos (Race Day)

Derek McGee looking for another win at the 2019 Cookstown 100
Derek McGee looking for another win at the 2019 Cookstown 100

The 2019 Cookstown 100 was a cracking’ event, even though the weather didn’t play nice.

Next up is the 2019 Tandragee 100 – practice and qualifying starts tomorrow – followed by Race Day on Saturday (04/05/2019).

So to wet your appetite and have a quick look back at last week, here are a few images from the 2019 Cookstown 100.  (Apologies – the quality could be better but due to other commitments I was restricted to just using my camera phone .

See you in Tandragee!

The full results of the 2019 Cookstown 100 can be found here :

2019 Cookstown 100 Friday Results : 26/04/2019

2019 Cookstown 100 Results

Read more2019 Cookstown 100 Photos (Race Day)