Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Sunday, 26 December 2010
|Some were braver than others!|
|"Team Lovely" aim to raise £2,000 for Clic Sargent.|
|Three of the many Thurso Baywatch Babes who found the water a bit colder than California|
|The paint was proper emulsion!|
Over 100 hardy souls braved the sub zero air temperature. The water was actually warmer! There was a large crowd of around 500 cheering everyone on.
Didn't get too many pics as everyone dashed out of the water to get warm and dry. The whole event only lasted a few minutes as nobody was keen to stay in the water.
Monday, 20 December 2010
Friday, 17 December 2010
The Jan 2011 issue of Photoplus (Canon edition) magazine has one of my pics as the readers "shot of the month". It is my lineout pic taken at the Scotland vs England RBS Six Nations match last March.
The only comment was to make the background crowd less prominent by slightly desaturating them.
Saturday, 11 December 2010
|Upgraded from silver to gold - Scotland vs England at Murrayfield in March 2010|
|Upgraded from silver to gold - Caithness Cycling Club Racing weekend in May 2010|
|silver award - Swallow Falls near Betws-y-Coed, Wales|
|silver award - O'Neill Cold Water Classic international surfing event at Thurso in April 2010|
I was also informed that my two gold upgrades have been shortlisted for the Photographer of the Year awards, due to be held in London in January (http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/awards_night.htm). Only the best three pics in each of the three sports categories (ball, general and motors) are selected for the finals. The Societies have thousands of members from all over the world, so I'm totally chuffed at being chosen.
The rugby pic is also being shown in a national projected image exhibition after gaining a merit award in the Dingwall Camera Club annual competition. Only 27 pics out of around 2,500 entries from all over the UK gained merits.