Hovercraft racing season has begun

So, the hover season has begun, which gives me lots of opportunities to practice techniques such as panning and manual focus with my lense converter….but it also allows the opportunity for lots of my favourite genre of photography, people…….








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Hovercraft Club of Great Britain AGM and Symposium

With this years HCGB Agm this weekend, I thought it would be nice to have a reminder of last years event with the formal shots I took before the presentation meal……

Jakes Place Hovercraft Racing

The last Hovercraft race meeting of the season brings a fun celebration of the Juniors, throwing the Champ in the lake! We were delighted that the 2011 Champ is our 11 year old son, Callum, so it’s him being carried to the lake and then looking a little soggy! The weather was quite cold so I wasn’t out with the camera much, but I did get some posed shots requested by another junior family, and a couple of shots from around the paddock and prize giving as well as the ensuing Junior madness!

Full set of pics are here:  http://www.photoboxgallery.com/louisebealephotography





Hovercraft Racing at Claydon House

Hovercraft racing at the glorious Claydon House, near Aylesbury, makes for a fabulous sport in a stunning setting. Racing gives opportunities for a large range of photographic subjects, especially with it being such a family sport. The weather forecast had been wet and windy so we were lucky to stay mostly dry and with no races red flagged, due to wind or otherwise. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to make use of the House or Grounds (note to self for next year!), but still got a pleasing selection of images.






Hovercraft Racing near Southampton

A great weekend of high adrenaline motorsports combined with camping with good friends resulting in another set of fun pics. I particularly love my pic of Jo and baby Noah against the cloudy sky, which you could be forgiven for assuming to be a studio backdrop if you didn’t know better.