August 2016 (2)
I went to Horseheath BE event on the 13th August. It was the first time this event has taken place and what a lovely location for it. I was not there in any official capacity but wanted to capture a few good shots that I could use in my portfolio. Everyone seemed friendly and whilst it was something over 10 years ago that I attended one of these events, I have to say nothing really had changed...except perhaps the people and horses taking part. Whilst there, I did wonder whether I could schedule a trip to the point to point racing at the same venue over the winter.
The following day I was up at silly o'clock for a trip to Stewartby Triathlon. I was hoping to photograph a good friend but she had to pull out through injury. Again, not being the official photographer, I just took a few photos for my portfolio. I particularly wanted to capture a few open water swimming ones before the triathlon season finishes.
Aikido was my next adventure. I knew this would be a challenge as I had been warned that the dojo was quite dark. However, with some studio lights I managed to capture some good shots...or at least I think so. The problem is that I am a great believer in the need to understand a sport if you are to capture good photos. Watching some Youtube videos in advance is perhaps not the best way to fully understand something but the club must be fairly happy because I have been invited to take more pictures at a big Aikido event taking place next month, more about that later.
The following weekend saw me return to parkrun as planned...and actually it was a full weekend of it. Saturday was Cambridge parkrun (featuring a slightly changed course and a false start?). Sunday was Wimpole juniors.
And so to the future...
Next weekend there is a bank holiday. Right now i'm not sure what I will be doing on the Saturday or Sunday but I have penciled in a trip to Ashwell show for bank holiday Monday. The 10th September is the big all day Aikido shoot "Aiki Extensions" and the following day I shall be in my village for the first Hardwick 5k funrun. I am wholeheartedly supporting this as they are trying to raise funds for playground equipment...something the village is in desperate need of. There are lots of keen runners around so I really hope that this can turn into a good addition to the local running calender.
Looking further ahead I may try to get a few shots at the Wiggle cycle sportive based in Brampton on the 17th September and of course I will need to schedule further trips to parkrun...both Cambridge and Wimpole.
Keywords: Aikido, Burwell Aikido, Cambridge parkrun, Hardwick funrun, Horseheath BE, Stewartby Triathlon, Wimpole junior parkrun
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