Been quite awhile

It’s been sometime since I updated my blog, but I’m still here, alive and kicking.

Back in October, my beloved felt was stolen out of the garage. I know, I’m partly to blame for not securing it, but the loss hit me hard. Loved that bike for what it was. A workhorse.

But anyway, it all worked out well with the replacement. 

I’ll try doing more posts, and make them interesting 🙂 

Favourite image (August)

Ok, so I’m starting a new thing, a favourite image of the previous month.

So for August, it’s a really difficult choice as I felt like I took a lot of good photos. However, Leeds Gay Pride was really fun to photograph, and by far gave the most photos for me to choose from.

So, this is my Picture of August, and it really wasn’t an easy choice 🙂

GreenWhat you all think? Good or bad choice? Let me know in the comments.

A day on the river.

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Today was the one day a year Yorkshire water open the outfall of thruscoss dam, and allow the Washburn to flood down to fewston reservoir. The canoe club is not one to allow this opportunity to go to waste. And I’m not one to allow a photo op go either.

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the day was grey with a lot of cloud it really was dull and this meant there where a few issues with photography. Most of the river is under tree cover, which meant the lack of light was further limited. I had to really bump up the ISO to get the shutter speed I needed, and the fastest lens I had brought was a 2.8 17-50.

I switched to full manual and constantly tweaked the exposures. It was hard work. But well worth it as I feel I got some good shots, and I worked for them. I would of used a flash but felt it would be off putting to the canoeists.

The Long walk back.

More images of course available on my ipernity site: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/mikethompson/album/505491

Pride

IndifferenceI’ve had so many requests for photos from Leeds Pride, my mailbox/twitter has been busy with people asking for copies.

Views on both my ipernity and blog went up massively over the last week. All in all, a good result for me. But more than that, everyone involved had fun, enjoyed the day and came home with memories.

I’m glad that people enjoyed my photos, after all, thats the main reason I take them.

So all in all, a good week 🙂