Throwback Thursday

Last weekend at the street workshop with Kris Askey, I remember listening to a conversation about revisiting your photos.

I started taking photos just before the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012, as I wanted record moments that would never happen again.  I am so proud to of been involved in the Paralympics as an official at the wheelchair basketball tournament.

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I printed this shot and love it.

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This was underneath the extra seating at the aquatics centre.
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I bought a Fuji Finepix bridge camera and all shots in this blog post were taken with it.  I had no real clue how to use it so kept using the auto settings.

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Opening ceremony at Paralympics 2012

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 Hindsight is a wonderful thing and if I knew what I know now about photography, wow. I hope to share some more shots from my archives.  You can find more of my shots on Flickr 


Mandeville & me

I thought it would be fun to get a mascot for the Paralympics.  My Mandeville mascot has been on his travels and I have been tweeting the pictures.  



 His first trip was on the bus in the West Midlands.
Then he went to MAC for a spot of knitting. 
After that he went further afield when we arrived at Stoke Mandeville train Station.

We got to find out more about how and who set up Stoke Mandeville.  This is Ludwig Guttmann.



The statue wasn’t very tall or was that me that isn’t very tall. 



Mandeville managed to watch some of the action at the European U22 Championships. 


He even made friends.

He did want to help me officiate, but I had to say no.
After the action we went out in the sunshine and met a carbon fibre Mandeville.


I thought I would get out of the way and leave Mini me to the limelight.  Can you spot my Mandeville amongst all his mates?
After a long week of officiating Mini me relaxed and helped with some knitting and jewellery making.



Woodland Wilf wanted a race in Stafford so Mini me couldn’t say no.  It was a tight finish but Mini me won against the garden gnome.

He was rather successful and will be turning these into apple sauce.
On the day of the day of the opening ceremony Mini me enjoyed a late lunch in the West Midlands.
I hope you have enjoyed the story so far.  To be continued……………………….