Newent Onion Fayre 2012

Visited the lovely town of Newent for this years annual Onion Festival. As always the Onion eating competition was a huge crowd pleaser, with celebrities Will Melor (a.k.a. Gaz from Two Pints of Lager and a packet of crisps fame), Rory McGrath best known for Three Men in a Boat and They Think it's All Over - who are currently filming Champions of the world. And also Dr Pixie McKenna from Embarrassing Bodies. Previous Years Onion Eating Pictures are on my Flickr site

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Matt & Lucinda

Had the pleasure of being invited to photograph the wedding of Matt & Lucinda at Hatherley Manor Church, Cheltenham.  The reception was held at the Hatherley Manor Hotel.  It was a very hard but thoroughly enjoyable day, we were proud to be part of the occasion.

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Mayor of Gloucester Meets Ethan

We decided to take a trip upto Robinswood Hill, Gloucester tonight to watch the lighting of the beacon in honour of the Queens Diamond Jubilee.  The Mayor of Gloucester (Cllr David Brown) was delighted to meet my son Ethan prior to his lighting of the torch. Please visit my flickr collection to see some of the photos taken of this occasion.

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Error 01 (err01)

Disaster struck last weekend, whilst doing a photoshoot my Canon 40d came up with a horrible Err 01 message with a message that the camera had lost connection with the lens and to clean the contacts.. I did this a number of times but no change, I started to panic thinking my camera was dead. I then tried a different lens and had no problems, so I started to suspect it was the canon 17-85 mm lens that was the cause.. a little googling later and my suspicions were confirmed, it seems to be a common fault with this lens, but usually doesn't surface for about 4 years (I have only had mine for a couple...

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Flash tips

Finally got to play with my flash guns now that the rain has stopped (for the time being).  Using two flash guns, a 580 EX II, and a 430 EX acting as a slave.  I mounted the 430ex on a tipod to the right hand side of the subject, whilst the main 580ex was on camera fitted with a simple diffuser (STO-FEN). I am awaiting delivery of my new lumiQuest pro max 80/20 system and will be sure to post the results here.

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