At the end of December I was asked by my sister, who was home for the festive period, if I would take a trip out to Helmsley with her to take some photos of her horse Monique.
I had not tried my hand at this type of photography before so used the opportunity to practise my skills. I decided to use my 55-300mm telephoto zoom lens so I could keep a good distance between myself and the horse to avoid it becoming spooked by me wandering around with the camera.
I ended up taking a mixture of photos, some with the horse on its own and some with my sister also in the frame, and then when processing them left some in colour and changed some to black and white. The photos can be viewed in the slideshow below.
It is also a big week for my home city of Hull as it is the start of the UK City of Culture 2017. Already this week there has been a huge firework display and various installations have sprung up around the town centre for the Made In Hull spectacle. At some point I'll be making a trip in to the city centre to take photos of the various projections and performances which I will post in a separate blog.
Also it may be a little late but Happy New Year!!