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Memories are made of this....
19th February 2018

Last Saturday Nessi Gomes played at a special Guernsey homecoming concert as part of the bicentenary celebrations of the St James Concert and Assembly Hall. I was there to capture the atmosphere of this special occasion.

Nessi featured a classical adaptation of her debut album Diamonds & Demons and she had brought together a band that included her select musicians who helped record her album together with some of her elite Guernsey based musician friends.

This well promoted gig was a near sell-out, there were only a few limited view seats left empty. Inevitably expectations were high but I don't think anyone left the imposing auditorium disappointed.

Everything seemed to come together perfectly. The supporting act, Blue Mountains, rose to the opportunity of playing to an attentive audience... their next gig in a noisy pub will never match the ambience of St James!

But, fittingly, it was Nessi Gomes who stole the night with a slick, professional and endearing performance that will leave her friends, family and all that saw her with the impression that she is one of Guernsey's finest song writers and musicians.

I've just uploaded a gallery of my pictures. Follow this link to view them:
CLICK TO VIEW PICS OF NESSI GOMES PLAYING AT ST JAMES
It was a case of mistaken identity....
18th February 2018

I thought I was renewing a friendship with an old flame on Chouet beach today.

Her shapely curves were just as I remembered them and she was still a pretty fast lady... oh the happy memories ;-)

Unfortunately her face was showing signs of a hard life since she left my side. In fact she's been bashed about a bit since parting from this careful owner!

It was only after a closer inspection that I realized that I was looking at my old flame's twin sister!

To be honest I was happy to see that the silver Mercedes CLK 320 Coupe racing around the beach wasn't my old 'Bessie'.

This leaves me hoping that she's still on the roads being looked after as lovingly as when she was my girl ;-)

You can view pics of today's Autocross racing here:
CLICK HERE TO VIEW PICS OF MY MISTAKEN IDENTITY
What a difference a week makes.....
17th February 2018

If evidence is needed that sometimes all we have to do is stick with something through the bad times... today was the proof!

One week ago I stood, leaning into a gale force wind, photographing the GK&MC Moto-X racing on an exposed clifftop. It was pretty uncomfortable and I'll admit that I wondered why I was bothering?

Then, just seven days later, it became clear. Sometimes it is GREAT fun... and fun is good!

Standing back on the Motocross track today above the picturesque south coast cliffs of Guernsey taking pics (in the sun) of the racing ticked a lot of my boxes. I was reminded that capturing the peak of Sports action is what I love to do.

So, at the end of an enjoyable days work, I've already forgotten the discomfort of a week ago and this enjoyable day is complete now that I've uploaded the edit of my action pics of the Motocross racing.

Even the writing of this Blog has been easy... although maybe that was 'fueled' by a couple of pints of real ale and a glass or two of red wine.

Everything is good... can you tell? What a difference a week makes!

:-)

My days work is now online here:
CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY PICS OF ROUND-2 OF THE MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
A night to remember....
14th February 2018

Tantale launched their latest Album 'Tightrope' on a night filled with the best of the Guernsey Live Music scene.

The band had asked Lord Vapour, The Recks and Flexagon to support them. Anyone who has followed the local scene... even on the fringes... will know that this was a night full of headliners.

Now it is just a great memory for those who were there. For the rest of you - take a look at my pics to see what you missed!

The first Gallery online features Tantale... that's just how things should be! The Recks and Lord Vapour will follow ASAP :-)
CLICK TO HERE VIEW PICS OF THE TANTALE TIGHTROPE LAUNCH GIG
It was soggy but I like it... yes really!
12th February 2018

This is where I got my soaking over the weekend.... Guernsey Football Club v Thamesmead Town at Footes Lane.

A 2-2 draw on this very miserable, windy and wet afternoon was probably a fair result. Resilience was needed by both the teams and the 'tog's!

It was the worst kind of damp - a heavy drizzle driven by a strong wind. This is a real challenge to keep the lenses clear so you don't loose too much contrast in the pics.

I know I've complained before about working in these conditions and I don't really know why as in fact I like the challenge and the 'dynamics' can add something to the record that us pro 'togs are trying to record.

Also, the discomfort is soon forgotten when you have a beer in your hand!

So I'm all happy (and dry) again and looking forward to the next downpour!

My pics are now online here:
CLICK TO VIEW PICS OF A SOGGY FOOTBALL GAME
My weekend was a bit hit or miss really.....
11th February 2018

My weekend was a bit hit or miss really.

The hits were when I couldn't avoid the heavy rain and drizzle... the misses were when I managed to avoid the wet stuff.

Of course when you are a sports photographer there is no excuse to run for cover when the weather turns inclement. No, far from it! If you're lucky you can try and face away from the direction of the precipitation. This way the lenses might stay reasonably free of water but then it will always find a way to dribble down your back!

However whatever the inconvenience you have to keep working.

My biggest soaking of the weekend came at the Guernsey Football Club v Thamesmead Town game at Footes Lane. I had looked at the rain App before getting out of my van and it reckoned that the showers had passed through... I trusted it so I didn't put on the full wet weather gear. Hence the soaking!

I looked a right charlie when I returned home as my left side was drenched through whilst my right side was quite dry! It was worth the discomfort though as I captured a few good pics. They will be uploaded later today.

The first additions to the Gallery from a busy weekend are pics of the GK&MC's first Motocross event of 2018 and Round-2 of their Karting championship.

Those pics are here, more will follow:
CLICK TO VIEW PICS OF ROUND-1 OF THE MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
CLICK TO VIEW PICS OF ROUND-2 OF THE KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP
The VEF fill two stages with unplugged bands....
06th February 2018

Only the Vale Earth Fair Collective would be able to line up such a mix of 'Unplugged' Bands on the stage at The Fermain Tavern.

In fact they had set up two stages for the stripped back bands to play on in support of the 2018 Vale Earth Fair which is the headline event for the VEF Collective.

The night began with a new local band (they have to be local with their name) The Cor Damme Lars!

The night then, nearly seamlessly, swapped between stages with a lineup that included Savage Sons, Between the Signs, Rectory Hill Skillet Lickers, Ramblin' Nick Mann, Space Pirates of Rocquaine, Blue Mountains and Richie Powers.

I think you'll agree that was a lineup guaranteeing a busy and entertaining night... and it was all for a good cause.

Follow this link to view the pics:
CLICK HERE TO VIEW PICS OF THE VEF UNPLUGGED 2018 AT THE FERMAIN TAVERN
It must have been freezing when dressed just in lycra!
05th February 2018

It was a morning that staying tucked up under the duvet had a certain appeal!

However I was booked to photograph the Guernsey Athletics Junior Cross Country Run at L'Ancresse.... so my missus dutifully kicked me out of bed, she who must be obeyed :-(

When I arrived on the exposed and wind swept common it was clear that the young competitors would need real determination and willpower to complete the course due to the very strong and bitterly cold wind.

I must say that even though I was wrapped in many layers the wind still found a way to penetrate through... it must have been freezing when dressed just in lycra! Big respect to the youth of today for their devotion to their sport.

I captured a few pictures of the racing between keeping my hands warm in my pockets. They are now online.

Well done guys 'n gals, I was most impressed by your spirit.
CLICK TO VIEW PICTURES OF THE JUNIOR CROSS COUNTRY
Is a 69-5 win being greedy?
05th February 2018

Well I suppose it was a silly question. When it comes to any sport or competition there is a need to 'make hay' when the going is good!

The Guernsey Raiders Rugby Club are on a roll of good form at the moment and it is those times that have to be maximized and taken advantage of as there is never a warning when things might change due to injury or simply bad luck.

So well done to the Raiders for the fantastic 69-5 win over the visiting team from Sidcup on Saturday.

The Raiders are reaping the reward for all their hard work. This season is looking good.

That scoreline was sure to offer plenty of action to photograph... at least at one of the ends! I've added a gallery featuring some of it:
CLICK TO VIEW PICS OF GUERNSEY RAIDERS v SIDCUP
The danger of getting a bit too close to the action....
04th February 2018

The first event of the 2018 GVC Downhill MTB series took place in Petit Bot valley on a very muddy and slippery course which challenged the best of the riders.

This was confirmed when I was almost wiped out by a rider who lost control at the bottom of the hill! I was soaked from the waist down by muddy water!

In the end everything (including the rider) was OK... the mud splashes over my clothing disappeared after a visit to the washing machine and the cameras and lenses were fine after a more gentle wash!

That's the price a 'tog pays when getting close to the action ;-)

My weekend involved plenty more action in the form of the Guernsey Raiders Rugby against Sidcup - a 69-5 win for the Raiders produced plenty of the afore mentioned action!

I also covered the Guernsey Athletic's Junior Cross Country at L'Ancresse. This was run in a strong and bitterly cold wind making it a real challenge to the willpower and determination of the very young competitors. Well done guys 'n gals.

There was more ' gig action' on Saturday evening at the Vale Earth Fair's 'Unplugged' fund raiser at the Fermain Tavern.

All the edits are in work. Keep a check on this News Blog for updates to the Galleries.

First up are the MTB Downhill pics:
CLICK TO VIEW PICS OF THE MTB DOWNHILL RACE

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