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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!

racing the sunset 70dpi

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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I have uploaded some images of the Wilson Trophy on to my RedBubble account, they are there if you want them!
http://www.redbubble.com/people/lawrencejoefish/works/8891435-wilson-trophy-2012

The Wilson Trophy was held in West Kirby, Wirral last weekend. The weather was fabulous, though a little blustery but i didn’t let that put me off, so i headed down to the  Marine Lake with my camera (a Nikon D60 if your interested) to see what i could capture. There were many people there to cheer on those intrepid sailors who were competing in this auspicious competition and i was lucky enough to find several good spots to capture the incredible skills of the competitors.

These are a sample of the images i have taken, all the images are for sale as an unframed print only, message me for  prices if you are interested. More images can be found on my Flickr photostream.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/klawrenceuk/

The Wilson Trophy 2012 winner was West Kirby Hawks, a home win. Well done the Hawks.

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