All the fun of the fair.

Stuart Homer Photography Ltd proud to support Chipping Steam FairThis weekend has seen Stuart Homer Photography Ltd. supporting Chipping Steam Fair, an annual event which brings visitors in their thousands to the small Lancashire Village between Preston and Clitheroe.

The weekend saw vintage steam traction engines, tractors, vintage commercial vehicles, cars & motorbikes, static engines, military vehicles and vintage plant machinery. Maybe that doesn’t sound over exciting, but for the rest of the family there were craft stalls, live entertainment, a fun-fair, helicopter rides as well as dog agility, gymnastic displays and much more.

The weekend was a busy one for me, photographing all the key events for the Committee and trying to catch all the sights of the fair between. It’s always a busy bustling experience.

This year, apart from getting windswept in the backdraft of the running aero engines, sunburnt and coughing on exhaust fumes whilst standing on the roof of a Green Goddess Fire Engine, I also managed a ride on a vintage bulldozer (still trying to wash the oil off) and my first go on a motorbike in 15 years. (Thanks Mike and Smurf!).

All in all, a fantastic weekend and can’t wait for next year. I’ve been trying to find just one picture to represent the whole event but it just isn’t possible. Instead, please have a browse through the gallery.

Copyright – Who Owns That Picture

You may have noticed that most of the pictures on this website have some sort of branding – normally a watermark with my company name and copyright declaration. It’s the same with all the proof images we send out for review.

I know it sometimes distracts from the image, and some people have complained in the past. But folks, the news is it’s here to stay – my images are going to carry on being branded.

In general terms, anyone who takes a photograph owns the copyright for that picture. However, a new Act of Parliament ‘The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act’ could change all that. Continue reading