So today the weather was really nice. So I decided to go for a walk around Bruntwood Park in Cheadle. I used to go to this park a nearly everyday as a child and walking around there brought back a lot of memories. Obviously I took loads of photos of autumn scenes. I thought I had a lot of great photos as the lighting was perfect but I was wrong, the image below was the best I could manage.
So I was out playing American Pool with a friend and decided I would try to get a photo of the balls moving around the table. I wanted a dark image but showing movement. I had fun trying to get the right settings and shutter speed. Obviously I didn’t use flash or a tripod but I am still happy with the final result, maybe a little too dark.
Took a trip over to Southport for their annual air show, it was very impressive, I saw a big variety of military and stunt planes as well as helicopters and an army motocross display team. Getting there at 9 really helped avoid the crowds and made sure I got right to the barrier for a vantage point to get the best photographs. I took over a hundred and the weather was very sunny and perfect flying conditions. The morning was mainly model planes but afternoon brought on the stunt planes, bombers etc. I did end up standing for 7 hours straight without food or drink which wasn’t nice but I got the photos and that’s the main thing! The photograph above is not a model, these are two 1940s Boeing Stearman biplanes with two girls strapped to the top of the wing. They perform an adrenalin pumping series of loops, rolls, and stall turns at speeds of up to 155mph. Impressive.
This afternoon I went down to near by Dunham Massey. Dunham is a lovely little village, pretty little church, post office and a half a dozen houses. The main reason for me visiting was the go into Dunham Park. I visited here many times as a child but since getting my first digital camera I never have had the time to go back for photographs. It has been a nice day and there were hundreds of people in the park, lots of wild Fallow Deer roaming the 250 acre estate. Here is one of the Deer. I like to think he was smiling!