Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Fly fishing 27th September 2011........

Had a break from photography today and had a superb time at the Meon Spring fishery for a fly fishing experience day - thank you Lynne !
The surroundings are beautiful and the weather perfect - it was my first attempt at fly fishing and it showed ! Many thanks to Keith (Meon Springs Fishery) from the fishery for the patient instruction and amazingly (for me) I managed to land a near 2lb rainbow.....here's a few photos taken by Lynne on the Panasonic LX5....

Meon Springs Fly fishery

Monday, 19 September 2011

Victory 5 18th September 2011..........

Finally finished indexing 6000 images !! Made a change not to get wet photographing a race. All the images are being uploaded to my website (Ian Burnett Photography) Here's a storyboard.....

Victory 5, Portsmouth 18th September 2011 (click to enlarge)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Sandy beach 14th Sep 2011.........

Out again this evening intending to get a (hopefully) nice sunset shot off the East Winner bank, Hyling Isand looking towards Pompey. As it happens the sunset was only so-so this evening so a little disappointing. Did take these though....

 East Winner, Hayling Island (click on picture to enlarge)

Kite buggy on East Winner, Hayling Island (click on picture to enlarge)
The kite buggy in the picture was a bonus - adds interest. I was chatting to the driver (er...pilot ?) and apparently he got up to a speed of 37 mph this evening - looks pretty exhilarating. Tech details: Nikon D700, 12-24 lens, 1/500 @ f16

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Moon 'n Marine 13th Sep 2011.........

Out and about again this evening - noticed the full moon behind the Royal Marines statue at Eastney and thought it could make a decent picture - here's a couple........

Yomping marine, Eastney

Yomping marine Eastney

Monday, 12 September 2011

Blue September - Cancer Awareness 12th Sep 2011

Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth Football Club are backing Blue September – an initiative that started in New Zealand and has been brought over to the UK for the first time.
Blue September is aimed at raising awareness of all the cancers that can affect men – including those of the lung, prostate, bowel, and melanoma.
The campaign aims to promote healthier lifestyles to reduce the risk of getting cancer. It encourages men to seek medical advice as soon as possible if they have a worrying symptom. Thought I'd try and get a few shots of the Spinnaker Tower this evening to mark this appeal - very windy and the tripod was being battered around a bit but here's a couple......both fairly blue I guess:

Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth - Blue September

Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth - Blue September

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Spain 2011......

Thought I'd post some pictures of Moraira, Spain taken last July. Is a lovely small town about 20 miles from Benidorm. Seems a very long time ago now !

Moraira, Spain

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Stansted Slog 4th September 2011.......

Change of sport for today.....and weather ! Photographed the gruelling Stansted Slog today - weather didn't help either with monsoon conditions just after the start ! It looked a very tough course in  - for the first part - awful weather conditions so congratulations to the finishers. Here's a selection from the event - all the photos taken are on my website www.ianburnettphotography.co.uk...remember, 15% of my proceeds go to Portsmouth Joggers so by buying a photo you're also helping your club or their linked charity.

Stansted Slog 2011 (click on a photo to enlarge)

Cricket: West Wellow U15 V New Milton U15 3rd Sep 2011......

Photographed the New Forest U15s cricket cup final today at Langley Manor Cricket Club between West Wellow and New Milton. West Wellow were disappointed to be bowled out for 75 and New Milton eventually, after a couple of scares, won by 5 wickets. The photos (from a West Wellow perspective !) will be up on my website by the middle of next week but here's a few.....

West Wellow v New Milton U15s at Langley Manor 03.09.11(click to enlarge)

Eastney 7th October.........

I was at Eastney very early this morning to cover the Portsmouth 10k race and had a short stroll around with the XT-1 and 10-24 lens..... ...