Sports Acro Nationals Sunday 25.3.12

9 04 2012

Covered this event for British Gymnastics. Photos now online at   http://bit.ly/GQHcMC

From BG website2012 British ACRO Championships: GB ready for Worlds PDF Print E-mail
aaaaaaaaaacroThe two-day British Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships (24/25 March 2012) at the Fenton Manor Sport Complex in Stoke-on-Trent, proved to be an outstanding display of talent and a good level of preparation for those selected to represent the country at the 2012 World Championships in Lake Buena Vista, USA, in April.

In three of the disciplines the defending senior champions kept their titles, while in the other two (women’s group and mixed pair) there are new title-holders- from South Tyneside (WG) and Wakefield (MxP).
Women’s Pair:       Baker, Spalding (Heathrow)
Men’s Pair:            McAssey, Upcott (Heathrow)
Men’s Group:         Hurst, Walker, Evison, Heskett (Deerness)
Women’s Group:    Gamnlin, Harrington, Spence (South Tyneside)
Mixed Pair:            McCarthy, McGreevy (Wakefield)

Photos by Alan Edwards       http://www.f2images.co.uk

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Rhythmic Individual Apparatus Championships 2011

11 10 2011

Covered the Rhythmic Individual Apparatus Championships 2011 for British Gymnastics on Sunday. The Championships were held in Bradford at the Richard Dunne Sports Centre.

Photo by Alan Edwards

Images from the Championships can be found at http://www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk





Nikon Lens 85 1.4 AFD Lens

8 10 2011

Had the opportunity to buy this lens recently at a price that was too good to miss. I owned the manual version of this lens some years ago and managed to leave it in a car park somewhere in Oxford. Looking forward to using this lens in the coming weeks.Autofocus isn’t as fast as the newer AFS lenses but as a low light portrait lens it is hard to beat. Will also be using this on manual focus for indoor sport in poorly lit sports halls.

Nikon 85 1.4 AFD Lens

Nikon 85 1.4 AFD Lens

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Rhythmic World Championships France

22 09 2011

Covering the World Championships for Rhythmic Gymnastics in Montpellier this week.

Photo by Alan Edwards

Photo by Alan Edwards

Photo by Alan Edwards

Photos can be viewed and purchased online at http://www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk

For full reports please view the British Gymnastics website at http://www.british-gymnastics.org





Warrington v Leeds Rugby Super League

6 03 2011

Covered the Super League game yesterday. In an attempt to get fitter I decided to cycle part way there. Managed about 8 miles in total. Not bad with a Nikon 400 2.8 on your back!
Great way to arrive at the match though no parking problems. Great bike parking at the Halliwell Jones Stadium as well.
Looking to get a pair of panniers that will carry some of the camera gear. Need to have room for a laptop another camera and lens.
The game itself was a one sided affair with Warrington hammering Leeds and showing true Championship potential.
Photos now online at http://www.f2images-photolibrary.co.uk

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English Gymnastics Championships 25.2.11.

1 03 2011

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Covered the English Championships at Stoke this weekend. Three days of packed competition with the Men and Women competing at the same time. Fenton Manor in Stoke is not the best lit venue and I found myself shooting at 2500 asa f2 at 1/400s. Not great if your trying to freeze dynamic action. Used a Nikon D3 and the new Nikon 200 F2 Lens. Keep reading how much better the D3s is in low light and this situation would be ideal for this camera. For me the D3 is limited to 3200 asa. How much better is the D3s? If you have any experience using the D3 v D3s in this type of environment please let me know if its worth upgrading!
Back to the gymnastics .This is an early season tester for many of the gymnasts. Beth Tweddle produced a new bar and floor routine and finished first on bars. It was the British Womens Champion Hannah Whelan however who took top spot in the all round competition.
The mens competition was won by Kristian Thomas finishing aheahd of Matthew Firth from the City Of Leeds Gym Club.

Photos from the event including the Juniors and Espoirs can be viewed and purchased at http://www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk





Merseyside Schools Cross Country Championships

7 02 2011

Covered the Merseyside Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday 5.2.11. This is the first time I have covered this event for a number of years. Glad to see not much changes in cross country running especially the rain and mud.

I used one camera and one lens for all the races. A Nikon D3 and the 70 – 200 VR 11 lens,well protected by an old Tenba rain cover designed originally for a 300 2.8 manual focus lens.

Despite the rain the temperature was mild for February and Sefton Park in Liverpool proved a good venue.

This is part of a larger commission for an Education Publisher. Several more events are scheduled for early spring and summer.

Photos can be viewed at the following link http://bit.ly/ekbNAE

Merseyside Schools Cross Country . Photo Alan Edwards

Merseyside Schools Cross Country . Photo Alan Edwards

Merseyside Schools Cross Country . Photo Alan Edwards

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