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Quarry Power Cavalcade

What with other commitments (Like Rallying!) taking up my time I didn’t get to spend the full weekend at Quarrypower, but I did manage to get to the cavalcade of locomotives travelling down the Welsh Highland, particularly the showcase at Cwm Cloch above Beddgelert. There was a pretty good turnout considering the rather dull weather, High ISO was the norm for the day though there were occasional bright spells and even the odd hint of blue in the sky!

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The Fuji S3 is perfect for days like this – as one photographer on the day put it it appears to have a ‘Sunshine Button’! You’ll notice that I’ve been shifting a lot towards people pictures, something I don’t normally do. You’ll also notice that I’m not that good at them, constantly missing focus! I will get there though!

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I’ve also gone for a lot of detail shots, trying to maximise use of my Nikkor 35mm f1.8,as it tends to go unused on most shoots. I still think it’s a poor standard lens, but it’s certainly capable of some good results.

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Wales Rally GB

Whilst I am unable to venture into the forests due to other photography commitments I was able to go to the ceremonial start in Llandudno and capture some of the event.

It seems my photography technique has deserted me, so I’m working especially hard on my hand holding again now (10 degree horizon?), amazing what you can forget when you don’t use a camera in a while!

Anyway, some of the better shots of the evening

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Proper Rally Car :)
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That’s probably my longest post to date 🙂 Hope you like!