Ice Ice baby!

It was cold this morning, there were warnings for ice. Did I pay any attention? Nope. Non at all. And I learnt the hard way to watch the road.

I tried to control the skid, over corrected and bamn, a slide right down the road. Watching the video back, I can clearly see the ice, but it could of just been a damp patch on the road. Ah well, I know better for next time 🙂

See the ride here..

A day on the river.

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Today was the one day a year Yorkshire water open the outfall of thruscoss dam, and allow the Washburn to flood down to fewston reservoir. The canoe club is not one to allow this opportunity to go to waste. And I’m not one to allow a photo op go either.

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the day was grey with a lot of cloud it really was dull and this meant there where a few issues with photography. Most of the river is under tree cover, which meant the lack of light was further limited. I had to really bump up the ISO to get the shutter speed I needed, and the fastest lens I had brought was a 2.8 17-50.

I switched to full manual and constantly tweaked the exposures. It was hard work. But well worth it as I feel I got some good shots, and I worked for them. I would of used a flash but felt it would be off putting to the canoeists.

The Long walk back.

More images of course available on my ipernity site: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/mikethompson/album/505491