Not me! But about 150 other people who took part in the Fraserburgh Half Marathon. I was in town so I took a picture of the start. Getting a picture of the athletes warming up proved to be impossible as they were all milling about in the same area.
I then rushed home because their route took them past our house. It was at about the half way mark so just down the road was a water station. That is where I went to take photos. Here are a few of them
If you recognise anyone and want to get them a print for Christmas get in touch and I might be able to sell you one.
Finding New things on my Canon
If you haven't got a Canon camera you might want to skip the next bit.
I am a regular browser of the Guardian Camera Club web site and the Flick page that goes with it. One of the links a member had provided was to a Canon advert/documentary about a new Canon camera being field tested in France. Anyway they were on about the 'Back Focus Button' and how good it was. I didn't know if I had one on my D600. The manual wasn't very helpful either. However trawling the internet I found an article that explained what it was, how useful it was and how to activate it . So foe all you Canon owners here is the link. I used it today for the Half marathoin images andvery good it was too.
And here is the link for the same thing on a Nikon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyPv1bLkwqA
Wanting New Things For My Canon
One of the things the Guardian camera club do is set assignments every month. The one for November is 'Flash Portraits'. I was going to submit six portraits taken using the built in flash on my camera. But then I read one of the reviews of someone elses six images and the thrust of the comments was 'all right but it would have been better to have used an off camera flash' So I have given the assignment a miss this month.
Then coincidently the judge in the Fraserburgh Photographic Society print competition this week said exactly the same thing about one of the prints I had put in. So I want an off camera flash for my Canon. If you have one spare you now know who to give it to .
This is covered elsewhere on this web site. But I thought you might want to see the prints I put in. You will have read, above what the judge said about 'White Foxglove'. In 'Rattray Sunrise' the lighthouse was not sharp and in 'New Slains Castle' the blending in of the sky was not perfect and the castle walls not straight.
Here is an image that I have put as the cover of my facebook page.
In photoshop I have enhanced it so that the image shows more of what is inside the doorways. Which do you think is better?
And here are a few of the images I took this week.
I'm Mike, I am the (Self appointed!) web master for Fraserburgh Photographic Society (FPS). I started taking photography seriously a couple of years ago and joined Fraserburgh Photographic Society