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BUCS VISA OUTDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012

Thought I would post a few of the images I took inside the Olympic Stadium on Saturday night. It Hosted the BUCS VISA OUTDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS my first time at a Athletics Meeting and must say I was quite impressed.

Eildh Childs

Jack Green on his way to victory

Isobel Pooley on her way to wining the Women’s High Jump

Tom Parsons

On your Marks Get Set Go

Half Term Blues

Had a great half term with Erin this week, but like most good things they come to an end so I handed her back to her mum yesterday as I have to prep up for a small business course I’m on next week.

We had a good time we messed about with a couple of photo shoots, she went on an own a pony day at the Docklands riding School, and we went to Richmond park to see the Deer but alas we saw no deer and found out that they were culling them which upset Erin.

So here’s  just a few shots we took during a half term ramblings.

A shot in my home made studio

This shot is pretty much out of the camera I used whats called clamshell lighting two shoot through umbrellas one high one low shooting up and down and my camera shooting between them.

 

dreamy

Topaz edit

 

This is the same shot  which I edited in Photoshop and Topaz labs to give it a dreamy fill to it. I only got Topaz labs recently and like it a lot I can see me using it quite a bit.

 

peace

Hair flick

Again from the same shoot with Erin we done some hair flicks. This part Erin enjoyed the most as she just couldn’t stop giggling. just a few local adjustments on this one.

 

1st prize

 

This is a shot of Erin and her new favourite horse Dolly. She went for the Docklands Riding School own a pony day. Where the children learn how to look after a pony. They have to muck the stables out, brush the horses and they get to have fun too. Erin got first place in the obstacle course race, which she just can’t stop telling everyone about.

bouncing

 

This shot is as we were leaving Richmond Park in the evening I threw up a flash on a stand about 45 degrees as Erin bounced on the limb of the tree. At this point she had forgotten all about the deer that we did not see and how the deer were being culled through the month.

 

 

Back

Sorry been away for a bit and didn’t fancy posting. I was back home in Ireland for my Aunty Margaret  funeral.

Since being back not done much photography so just started to get back doing a bit. Took a trip to Richmond Park for the Deer rut. Every where you went there were herds of photographers. The night before though the rut was mentioned on BBC’ Autumn Watch.

Well I managed to get some nice shots with my cheapo lens had to get in a bit close during the rutting which had my moving backwards a few times as they got a little to close.

Well Hope you like my shots.

Richmond Park

Visited Richmond Park yesterday for the first time in my life, Had a couple of hours to spare in the afternoon so was close by. The London Flickr Meet up group has an outing planned here for October so I thought I check it out. It is a place I will visit quite regular from now on. I will love shooting early in the morning and late at night and perhaps do a 24 hr shoot here if I can.

Well here Just a few of the shots of the Deer that I got. The Park has both Red and Fallow Deer.

A bit early for the rutting season this was just a little play around between the two stags.

If you get a chance to visit the park do it is a massive 1000 hectares of open space the largest in London apparently. I would need a good moth here to get the best of it. for each season. I’m looking forward to getting acquainted with this space and the wildlife it contains

Slan

Martin

Holidays

Well today was the start of the school summer holidays for Erin and me. What to do? how do plan the next 6 weeks for a 8-year-old and a 46-year-old Dad.

Erin Ride

We decided to go for a bike ride to my sister Rosaleen in Becton as Erin just loves Ros’s dog Sophie. The total route took us around 10miles round trip and took in 4 parks.

We took along Kyle and Alex Erin’s best friends from down the road. So started of in East Ham and rode down Folkestone road to Goosley Park, I had not been in this park since I was probably around Erin’s age. They had spent quite a bit on the park recently but was the spend justified I’m not to sure. There was a new play area and a bike racing track and a few exercise machine scattered around in  circuit around the park. Kyle Alex and Erin loved the bike course and did not want to leave for a next stage of out journey.

I eventually dragged them away from Goosley and we started heading down to my sisters in Becton. We crossed the A13 and headed down towards Ros’s house when lo and behold a lampposts jumped out and hit Erin clean on the nose, well enough to knock her of her bike and add a few more bumps and grazes to hands and knees. It wasn’t to bad and soon we were on our way and in not time at all knocking on Ros’s door.

Ros as usual open the door with a jolly smile and warm welcome. All the kids love my sis and love her dog Sophie well almost all, what I didn’t realise was that Alex was quite scarred of dogs so we had to put Sophie outside with Alf who was doing his pigeons, (apparently it’s the start of the young birds season this weekend and Alf is training the birds up for their first race). Ros made us all a nice sandwich and Erin and the kids watched some film about vampires.

We were off again this time through two parks and some common grounds on our way to Becton Park on the way we came across 2 horses grazing on the common land. Of course we had to stop so Erin and the kids could pet them.  Onward and upward we rode around beckon park they had a play on the swings and stuff and we then headed back to Goosley Park and the Cycle Track.