Friday, 20 September 2013

Great North Run

It's got to be one of the country's most spectacular events, a half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields. Suspect weather didn't dampen the day as 55,000 runners or so took to the streets.

David Weir (in white) on route to winning the wheelchair race. They are seriously fast.

Billed as the best field to ever grace UK roads, Mo Farah, Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele were the elite of the elite athletes. What a finish with Bekele just holding off a sprinting Farah.

The event would not be complete without the Red Arrows.

Just call 118118...

It would have been easier to cycle!

My dear wife Lindsey, looking far too fresh 500m from the finish.

She was proud to be running on behalf of Parkinsons UK. Do support them if you can to find a cure for this wretched illness.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Last days of film

‘Pomp and Circumstance’ and ‘Jerusalem’ stirred the Albert Hall again at Saturday’s Last Night of the Proms.

Digital computer trickery now makes it relatively easy to produce a layered image like this, but I actually did this one the hard way, using film and entirely in the camera. Combining multiple exposures, transparency projection and the precise alignment of the different elements made it just the sort of challenging composition I really miss.