I needed some action shots for a club competition so asked the guys at Hull Raceway if I could pop down and take some pictures. This would be a test of my panning, focussing and lowlight camera skills. For the technically minded, I found myself in a variety of lighting levels, ranging from ISO 2500 (using the 56mm f1.2 Fujinon) and ISO12800 (using the 50-140 f2.8 on my Fuji X-T2.
The guys were really helpful and there was non-stop action all the time that I was there. Here are a few of the images I took – comments welcome!
I decided to try something different yesterday. I rang North Ferriby United to see if I could take some images of their match with Woking. I was given some advice on how to obtain a Media pass for the National League which I found very useful and also was allowed to go down for the match.
North Ferriby won 2-1 which will help in their fight to stay up. Here are a few images from the day :-
There was an event on at Fosse Hill on Saturday and I took the opportunity to practise a bit of sport photography on the site. There were a number of competitions, novice riders, including John – a young at heart 62, and more experienced riders later, followed by the “Show us your best trick” competition. I had to leave before the results were announced but here’s a sample of what went on :-
A cold day for standing by the roadside, waiting for the arrival of men pedalling furiously along the road from North Newbald to High Hunsley on Day 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire.
One limiting factor was that there were only a small number of groups of cyclists, the head, a following group including Sir Bradley Wiggins and then the main peloton. They were followed by a large cavalcade of vehicles with bikes galore strapped to their roofs.
Here are a number of images from the day :-
I like walking but I’ve never played football. Sue saw an advert for walking football near to us in Cottingham and encouraged me to try it – I’m pleased she did. Although I’ve only had two sessions, I’m finding that I’m moving muscles in places I didn’t know existed (not even when I was going to the gym regularly). Anyway, a slip last week meant that I’ve tweaked something and when you’re getting a bit older, they don’t heal as fast as when you’re young, so I took the opportunity to use my camera and post a few images on here – I hope you get some encouragement from them. Give it a try – it really is good fun.
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Here’s a sample :-