Sunday, 21 February 2010

Catch up time.

I'm aware that it's been a while since i have posted, but that doesn't mean that i haven't been busy. A lot has happened since the last post, mainly work at Uni preventing me from posting. (i have far too much work at the moment, and none of it is really photography orientated... all essays and presentations)
So i'll try to squeeze in as much as i can without boring you.

A few week ago now, i went to the 13th running of the North West Stages rally, held once again in my home town of Blackpool. It's a great event and definitely my favourite event that Blackpool hosts every year.
Here's a few photos from the two day event.
Last years winner, Steve Simpson, didn't attend this years event. Everyone thought that Tony Bardy, last years runner up would literally drive to victory, but engine problems meant he ended the first day in 11th. This left Kevin Proctor (below) to lead from stage one, continually extending his lead bit by bit. However, with only 4 stages remaining the long term leader lost a wheel and was forced to retire.
By now Tony Bardy had fought his way back into contention and was closing in on the lead, until more problems arose, and he too was forced to retire. This left Darren Doherty (below) on an easy but unexpected run to victory.
One of my favourite photographs from the weekend. Pete Rayner absolutely gunning his Mk2 Escort around the narrow but fast Fleetwood stages.
For more photographs of the event check out my Flickr. (link takes you to the Rally set)

A shot from a strangely sunny day in February, when i went to the park for a wander with a good friend.

Woke up (or rather i was woken up by a text ... hmmm) on Sunday morning to snow fall. Rather unexpected since it was meant to snow on Saturday, but when it didn't show, i thought it was coming at all; but it came on Sunday instead.
So the original plan of doing some work and a trip to town went swiftly out the window, and i went for a walk along the Mere, the De Vere and to Stanley Park. Everybody say trek. (walking on snow covered grass is hard work)

For more images of the snow... and a Long Eared Owl... visit my Flickr.