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Having been really busy all week Chris and I escaped the family and wandered down to a local park in West Kirby, Ashton Park,  http://www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk/History/AfullerHistoryofAshtonPark    as i wanted to try out  my new camera.

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I have exchanged my Nikon D3100 for a Nikon D7000 and i am really excited about using it, there are lots of new buttons to learn 🙂 and remember. This camera does trip me up though as i keep forgeting to put back the memory card as it doesnt tell you that there is no card in the slot 😦 and i took some lovely photos the other night of the sunset without a memory card, luckily the following evening was a similar sunset, this time with a memory card!

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Anyway getting back to our wanderings, we wandered down to the park on a lovely sunny day. I took some photos of the trees, then we wandered down to the lake and i took some photos of the birds and while we were chatting to a waitress at the coffee bar she let slip that it was the Wilson Trophy on Marine Lake.  Last year we had stumbled upon the race and i had taken some great photos with a Nikon D60 that i had borrowed, this year i had my own camera and a 55-200mm lens which did the job nicely.  We have had ideal conditions for the racing this weekend and there were plenty of nail biting moments. Wessex Exempt won the trophy, well done Ben Ainslie and his team.   http://www.wksc.net/wilsontrophy/

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http://www.wirral.gov.uk/my-services/leisure-and-culture/arts-and-museums/museum-events-and-exhibitions

The photo below has been chosen by the Williamson for it’s Spring exhibition, this is my first entry into this competition, so fingers crossed.

The exhibition will be on show at the gallery from March 23 to May 5.

For information, call 0151-652 4177.

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Last night we went to the opening of the exhibition amid a huge snow storm. I must have been out of my mind 😉 driving through it. However we had a lovely time, saw my work admired by other creatives, looked at some great art  and met a few people we knew, lots that we didnt. The drive home was a complete nightmare, with roads closed or impassable due to vehicles stuck in the road and at one point i thought it would be me! Thank heavens we always carry a blanket in the back, it helped with traction going back up a hill. (gulp) So know we wait for the exhibition to open to the public and hope that some nice kind person buys my work. It was kind of worth it but the snow kind of took the edge off it a little, roll on next exhibition!

http://photos.yearofhealthandwellbeing.org.uk/

I entered this competition with one of my favorite images from the summer and it won!

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