This morning I got up early and headed over to Flixton. This was the 25th Anniversary of the May Day Steam Rally at Abbotsfield Park in Flixton. The weather yesterday was really sunny but sadly I couldn’t go then, so I had to make it this morning instead. There was a light rain in the air and there were a lot of photographic distractions. I got a few photos of various fair graphics but I thought I would share this photo with you. The picture shows about half a dozen Traction Engines steaming up.
Tonight I went to Bowdon Cricket Club’s Annual Firework Display. It had been raining all day so the ground was pretty muddy but the fireworks will still amazing, the weather even cleared up a little. I took hundreds of photos but seeing as I didn’t have a tripod or any support to hold the camera most of the photos I took were blurred. The photo below was of the final show and the best image I took.
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.