A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time to take photos of the binder taking off and landing. It was the first time I’d been at the club with the correct lens when it was flying! Here are my best photos. Some of them especially really show just how long those wings are. Stunning.
As usual it was a cloudy day at the London Gliding Club but it was still flyable, just. After a check flight I was cleared to have my first flight in a single seater glider, the K23.
Here is my video of the flight, including a slightly scary landing at the same time as a motor glider!
Yesterday morning I wrapped up warm and braced the -3 degree temperature to take photographs of some birds at our local nature reserve. After gaining a few of the birds’ trust I managed to get within two meters from where they were feeding! After a while I spotted a bird that I didn’t recognise and excitedly took some photos of it. When I got home I identified it as a Redpoll, quite a rare bird and a first for me! After almost an hour I moved to a bird hide near the river to see if there were any other species of birds there. It was here that I took my favourite photo of the day. As I was looking towards the river I spotted a Robin land on a frost covered branch less than three metres away. I managed to take about 8 photos in the 20 seconds that it stayed there. It was only afterwards that I noticed that it had been singing and that in my favourite photo of the robin it had its beak open which made the picture even more beautiful! After almost two hours my fingers were so numb that I could immerse them in boiling hot tea for over 10 seconds and not feel a thing for almost a minute! That’s enough talking for now…here are my favourite photos from yesterday.
My favourite photos from yesterday…
Last September I went to the Great Dorset Steam Fair in with some of my family. I have just realised that I have not posted any of my photos apart from the one of the showman line up! Here are some more of my photos I took whilst at GDSF. These are all night time photos of the fairground. I used slow shutter speeds to capture the movement in the fairground rides as well as a tripod to keep my camera steady whilst taking the photos.