Weather and my normal accountancy work proved to be my downfall on the weekend of 12th and 13th November, so unfortunately I didn't get out to take any photos.
On Saturday 19th, I was out taking photos of trees (at Milton Country park - I was about 3 hours too late for parkrun but I just cant keep away HaHa)... Actually this was for a Camera club competition. On Sunday 20th I went to Abbotsley for the St Neots Half marathon. Since I was not an official photographer I wanted to take the opportunity to experiment creatively. Whilst I got a few shots that are very different from my normal ones, the ideas are very much a work in progress, so I will not be showing them here, or at least not for now. For those interested, I was panning with a slow shutter speed. The result is a crisp focus on the face, but legs, arms and background all show movement. I also tried to photograph just runners legs, again using slow shutter speeds...with some of the bright socks on display, it made for some quite interesting abstract photos.
I had to have a little move around in my schedule as I was no longer available for photography on the 3rd December. As a result I moved the Cambridge parkrun shoot forward a week and a misty morning gave a different feel to the photos this week.
Sunday the 27th November saw me at Cottenham for the first point to point meet of the year. It was cold and threatening rain at times, even though the picture below shows a blue sky. Anyway there was a good crowd and plenty of opportunity for some interesting photos.
Although, I could not take photos at Cambridge parkrun on the 3rd December due to work commitments, I did manage to get to Wimpole on the 4th for the junior parkrun. A really cold and crisp day greeted the slightly smaller number of runners but there were plenty of smiles on show.
I have quite a number of things pencilled in for the next few weeks... Fetchmile at Wilberforce road on the 10th, followed by a Frostbite League run at Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon on the 11th. I have a studio shoot booked for the 12th (portraiture and possibly some more "adult" photos for the portfolio). Rugby featuring Cambridge vs Rosslyn park on the 17th and then Wimpole on the 18th as the Junior parkrun will feature many of the runners dressing up as elfs. I will be at Cambridge parkrun on the 24th December and 1st January. I may try to take some photos of the piper and runners at Ely NYE 10k on the 31st December. As for the new year, I have pencilled in football as Hardwick take on Foxton on the 7th January and I will be at the Cambridgeshire Cross Country championships in St Neots on the 8th.
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