What a great and varied weekend, with a beautiful wedding, police horses and live music!
Friday night gave the chance for a bit of work on a personal project of mine. Facebook fans may have seen the pictures of my newest and oldest camera – a Bronica S2 medium format film camera, which dates back to 1968 (a very good year in my opinion). Friday night gave the perfect chance to photograph my favorite 60’s tribute band The Rockits in that classic 1960’s venue, The Cavern Club, using a 1960’s camera – in black and white of course.
Saturday saw bright sunshine and scorching temperatures to share an amazing wedding day with Tracie & Sean as they tied the knot at Ribby Hall in Kirkham. Despite floodalerts and torrential rain all week, they were able to share their vows outside in the gardens. The hot afternoon afforded lots of opportunities for candid portraits of them and their guests, right through into their evening reception.
A personal invitation on Sunday found me helping Lancashire Constabulary, not with their enquiries (phew!), but with photographing the Mounted Police Division’s families open day. Again the day brought hot sunshine and large crowds out to watch the Police Horses being put through their paces, leaping through hoops of fire, running down rioters (and photographers!!!) as well as being super-cute and photogenic. Also on the agenda was watching Myerscough College Apprentice Farrier Nicol and Tutor Alan Worthington working their magic on site.
So, lessons learnt from the weekend… Keep the sun-cream handy whatever the forecast, keep an eye open whilst photographing (especially when there are hooves flying), but above all – HAVE FUN.