Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Eighty winks?

Had my traditional day off work for my birthday today - and went off to the Raptor Foundation - somewhere I've wanted to visit for a while. What an excellent day out it provides - highly recommended for a visit whether you're a photographer or not - plenty to see, three flying displays each day with different birds flown at each one, and an extremely reasonably priced restaurant on site for lunches, teas and cakes.

I have a new piece of equipment to add to my kit list too - as Ben and my parents clubbed together to get me the external power pack to fit the 550EX flashgun. I've not really had the chance to do much with it yet, but the very quick play I had this morning suggests it's going to be a godsend. Fingers crossed (weather permitting!) I should get the chance to use it tomorrow evening at Ipswich. At a quick look this morning it seemed to suggest that it was going to reduce flash recycling time from somewhere around 6 seconds to about 2 seconds, which will make a huge difference to my speedway shots.

Managed to get the pictures from the wedding online earlier on - e-mailed my Auntie Sue (mother of the groom) straight away and got an e-mail back later in the day thanking me for them - she's clearly delighted with the results I got and says she thinks Helen and Mark will be over the moon too. Always nice when people are happy with what you've done!

Tomorrow is another day off work - the intention was that I was off to the Lowestoft airshow but at the moment the forecast makes it look rather like that might be a dead loss so I shall play it by ear tomorrow and see what I think as the day goes on. First stop will most likely be Foxhall to have a cuppa with Bob and drop off the Race jacket which is being auctioned for Mark Loram. That HAS to be there in time for 4th August, and as I shall be missing in action at GBBF for that one, best I take it tomorrow!


1 comment:

whiteruby said...

Happy birthday, love the 80 winks picture, I have looked at your other photos and the ones taken at night are excellent, they are very good.