My very first visit to Brands Hatch following the acquisition of my very first Porsche was well worth the tedious and tiring journey enduring the vagaries of the M4 roadworks and the cursed M25. The circuit had some great view points being easy to walk around. The purchase of 'Superview' tickets in the Brabham-Stewart grandstand also proved to be worthwhile.
Pleased and pleasantly surprised that my image "mix and match" has been chosen by my fellow camera club members as the best 'festival image'. There were two recent festivals, the Chepstow Arts Festival and the Coleford Busking Festival and we were allowed to enter a maximum of four images. Three of mine including this one made the top 10.
My camera club supports Viney St. Swithins Football Club by asking volunteer members to photograph matches for their social media pages. I recently joined that group and yesterday was my first attempt at serious sports photography for a long time as Viney took on English Bicknor who are two divisions higher, in a friendly. The match was very entertaining with Viney grabbing a stunning late equaliser to grab a 2-2 draw. Here are a selection of my images.
It's been quite a while since I added a village to my Villages Of The Forest of Dean project. Yesterday I visited the small but pretty village of Staunton which is the last village before entering into Wales. You can view the project here.
My recent photo of canoes on the River Wye has been accepted by the Leica Fotografie International Gallery in the category of Symbols and Structures. This category seems to be my forté as four out of six accepted entries have been placed there. The others can be viewed on my LFI page here.
I spent an enjoyable few days with my friend Andrew on the wonderful Isle of Wight, a place I'd only previously visited with work. A road trip following the coastal road provided some unexpected highlights and the photo project of both a 'decisive moment' and 'seaside' proved to be an interesting challenge.
Please click the button below for a short slideshow of our exploits:
I was asked by the Dementia Action Alliance to support their Dementia Events week by creating a presentation on how photography helps my mental health. Please check it out here:
In the run up to Dementia Action Week, the Forest Of Dean Dementia Action Alliance are hosting a number events during the coming week. I am privileged to be asked to talk about two projects which will be covered through two Zoom sessions as follows:
The Our favourite Places Big Photo Album Project
I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN ME
I managed to take advantage of some pleasant weather this week with a couple of rambles around the small village of Tidenham; see my Villages page here, and to a place I've been wanting to visit for a while, Clanna Ponds. This provided me with a new Picture Story in the shape of Ron the fisherman; read about him on my Picture Story page here.
Always happiest when I'm out taking photos and trying to create interesting images. Photography is a great therapy for me.