February 2017

January 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

It may seem a long time ago now but on New Years Day I was at Cambridge parkrun.  Whilst I normally enjoy photographing parkrun, I have to say that this time the weather made it rather unpleasant.  A drizzle at the start gave way to steady rain by the time the last few runners got to the finish line. A big well done to all the volunteers that gave up their time in such bad weather...and on a bank holiday too!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the 5th I had a studio session arranged for some portrait photos.  I don't get to do that sort of thing too often and certainly not in my own home using my own studio equipment, so I found this really enjoyable.  If anyone else would like some portrait photos taken, you are most welcome to contact me.

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday the 7th it was back to sport and I decided to take a look at my local village football team.  My village, Hardwick, had a good win (7-1) over Foxton in a league match.

 

The following day I was at Priory Park, St Neots for busy day at the Cambridgeshire cross country championships.

 

 On the 13th I had a much anticipated visit to a studio near Kings Lynn.  The  theme of the shoot was rock chick but I took the opportunity to also experiment with lighting gels. The lovely model, Althea Valentine, was a fan of Dolly Parton (hence the tattoo) so it seemed right to make the colours like a "Dolly Mixture" sweet.

 

I was originally going to go to Cambridge parkrun on the 21st but hearing that it was the 7th anniversary the following weekend, I decided to delay my visit by a week.  I did however go to Wimpole on the 22nd for a very cold junior parkrun.  Despite the freezing weather there was a great turnout.

So on the 28th I went to the 7th Birthday of Cambridge parkrun... Another 500+ runner turnout and some great fancy dress.

My camera will be going on holiday for a couple of weeks in early February but I am hoping to have a "parkrun weekend" on the 18th/19th.  Cambridge on the Saturday and Wimpole juniors on the Sunday.  For the final weekend in February I have the Horseheath point to point and Cambridge Hockey pencilled in.  That said, it is also Wiggle "no excuses" cycle sportive so I am not sure which to cover at the moment.  Lent Bumps start on the 28th February so I will try to spend some time on the river bank.  Looking further ahead there is the Cambridge half marathon on the 5th March.  I have another portrait session arranged and there are Champion of the Thames RC Junior Sculling races on the 19th March.  Still further ahead, I am the photographer once more for the Waterbeach running festival on the 13th May.  They have a 100m toddler race together with 2k, 5k and 10k races.  (http://waterbeachtoddlerplaygroup.org.uk/event-details) 

John 


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