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I'm a part-time freelance sports photographer covering Caithness and the North of Scotland.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Halkirk Utd vs Bonar Bridge

I caught the first 30 mins of the Halkirk Utd vs Bonar Bridge match and left at 2-0. Stuart Florence scored the first and Grant Macnab the second.  The final score was 5-0.

Wick vs Fraserburgh

I caught the first half of the Wick Academey vs Fraserburgh match this afternoon and left at 0-0.  Richard MacAdie scored two in the 2nd half for a 2-0 win.

Halkirk Utd beat Bonar Bridge 5-0 in the league and Thurso beat Golspie 3-1 in the Jock MacKay cup.  I caught the first 30 mins of the Halkirk game. Muir of Ord Rovers beat Fort William 14-1.

Caithness RFC drew 13-13 with Annan.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Peugeot CRZ sports car pics

Some pics of Lorraine's very smart Peugeot CRZ sports car - taken last Sunday at a local quarry.  A fair bit of processing was done in Photoshop! The white suits a conversion to B&W.

Photo Award Success

I'm delighted to learn that I have won the 2010 Sport - Ball Games Photographer of the Year award, issued by The Societies, a group of 8 worldwide photographic societies that include the Society of International Sport & Leisure Photographers, of which I'm a member.

I won it with my pic taken at the Scotland vs England Six Nations Championship match in March 2010.  I was also a runner up in the general sports category with my cycling pic taken at the Caithness Cycling Club's annual racing weekend.  Both feature in a book that shows all of the 200 shortlisted photos from the 34 categories.  There were over 18,000 entries submitted.

I could not attend the awards dinner in London and the glass trophy arrived in the post today.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Halkirk Utd vs Balintore

Halkirk Utd beat Balintore 4-0 today and go clear at the top of the league as Thurso beat co-leaders Dingwall Thistle 4-0. Halkirk scorers were Grant McNab, Michael Bremner, Colin Sinclair and Liam Bremner.

Riding Club WH Winter Show

Judge Sheila Stewart present the trophy to Lisa Kennedy and Stemster Millenium Bug for winning the WH Horse Championship.  Reserve Champion was James Munro on Katie

Sheila Stewart presents the Champion WH Pony trophy to Emma Gunn on Skellon Royal Portrait with Reserve Champion Caitlin Bissett on Eddiston May-Bee

The Caithness Riding Club Working Hunter winter show was held at the Halkirk Indoor Riding School today.  Lisa Kennedy won the horse championship and Emma Gunn the pony championship.  It was the first ever show for Emma's new pony.

The new kitchen and toilet facilities were unveiled today and are very good.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Wick vs Brora

Brora beat Wick 3-2 today with a last minute free kick scored by ex Academy player Nigel MacKenzie.  Richard MacAdie scored both of Wick's goals.

A large crowd watched the local derby at Harmsworth Park, the first match for Academy since 20th November.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Halkirk Christmas Lights

The Halkirk Christmas lights taken just after sunset this afternoon when the sky is a nice dark blue colour for a few minutes.

New car

My Audi A6 decided to give up the ghost a few weeks ago and its replacement is a Corsa 1.2SXi, which Jillian will learn to drive in, over the spring/summer.

I took some pics of it this afternoon and used my two speedlites.  I tried to use the shoot-through umbrellas to soften the light, but they kept falling over due to the very light wind.  It is very difficult to avoid reflections and bright spots due to the lights.