A visit to a sport from my past

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…. oh well not really, only a few miles down the road!

I used to compete in canoe slalom, I even managed the lofty heights and challenges of promotion,

think I ‘bailed out’ when I was promoted to Div 2, but I continued to take pictures, this weekend saw a Div2/3 competition at Yair Bridge. 

A trip along and a few images captured using the now trusty Fuji X-T2 a few images on Saturday with the 90/2 and the 16/1.4 but a return on a sunny Sunday morning with the 50-140/2.8

the selects here have been processed in monochrome, a homage back to the days when I shot TMax3200 and developed at home before printing 10×8’s

I will one day arrange a small photo workshop for action sports and this is such a great venue.

13.August.2017. River Tweed, Yair Bridge, Selkirk, UK.
Canoe Slalom at Yair Bridge
A canoeist negotiates the slalom course at Yair Bridge, on the River Tweed, near Selkirk during the Div 2 / 3 and Scottish J14 & J12 Championships. The event organised by local club Leithen Water Paddlers.
(Photo: Rob Gray )
13.August.2017. River Tweed, Yair Bridge, Selkirk, UK.
Canoe Slalom at Yair Bridge
A canoeist negotiates the slalom course at Yair Bridge, on the River Tweed, near Selkirk during the Div 2 / 3 and Scottish J14 & J12 Championships. The event organised by local club Leithen Water Paddlers.
(Photo: Rob Gray )
13.August.2017. River Tweed, Yair Bridge, Selkirk, UK.
Canoe Slalom at Yair Bridge
A canoeist negotiates the slalom course at Yair Bridge, on the River Tweed, near Selkirk during the Div 2 / 3 and Scottish J14 & J12 Championships. The event organised by local club Leithen Water Paddlers.
(Photo: Rob Gray )
13.August.2017. River Tweed, Yair Bridge, Selkirk, UK.
Canoe Slalom at Yair Bridge
A canoeist negotiates the slalom course at Yair Bridge, on the River Tweed, near Selkirk during the Div 2 / 3 and Scottish J14 & J12 Championships. The event organised by local club Leithen Water Paddlers.
(Photo: Rob Gray )
13.August.2017. River Tweed, Yair Bridge, Selkirk, UK.
Canoe Slalom at Yair Bridge
A canoeist negotiates the slalom course at Yair Bridge, on the River Tweed, near Selkirk during the Div 2 / 3 and Scottish J14 & J12 Championships. The event organised by local club Leithen Water Paddlers.
(Photo: Rob Gray )
13.August.2017. River Tweed, Yair Bridge, Selkirk, UK.
Canoe Slalom at Yair Bridge
A canoeist negotiates the slalom course at Yair Bridge, on the River Tweed, near Selkirk during the Div 2 / 3 and Scottish J14 & J12 Championships. The event organised by local club Leithen Water Paddlers.
(Photo: Rob Gray )
13.August.2017. River Tweed, Yair Bridge, Selkirk, UK.
Canoe Slalom at Yair Bridge
A canoeist negotiates the slalom course at Yair Bridge, on the River Tweed, near Selkirk during the Div 2 / 3 and Scottish J14 & J12 Championships. The event organised by local club Leithen Water Paddlers.
(Photo: Rob Gray )
13.August.2017. River Tweed, Yair Bridge, Selkirk, UK.
Canoe Slalom at Yair Bridge
A canoeist negotiates the slalom course at Yair Bridge, on the River Tweed, near Selkirk during the Div 2 / 3 and Scottish J14 & J12 Championships. The event organised by local club Leithen Water Paddlers.
(Photo: Rob Gray )