I had a great day yesterday down at Clappers Farm with Tadley & District Riding Club. I got there fairly early and decided not to try and set up a display, instead I would just take the photos and give out cards. The event was for both showjumping and dressage, I could not do both so I decided to concentrate on the jumping. Overall the event was well supported albeit that some riders entered more than one event. Being outdoors the light was reasonable although there was a biting wind. How some of the riders survived wearing short sleeved tops I have no idea? The course did not change during the day it was just that the height went up. When I was at Checkendon, each clear round did a jumpoff immediately after their clear. At Tadley they had to wait until the end when the jumps were raised, they then did another round against the clock. this does of course mean that a rider gets experience of going over higher jumps than they originally considered and thus of course it clear gives them the confidence to go for the next event.
Having finished at Clappers Farm I went on to Priory Court as they have jumping on the last Sunday of every month. Lottie with whom I had been in contact had told me that their arena was very dark, well they did not have much lighting, but with the number of skylights there is enough to work by so I may well be back for the 30th June.
The images for Sunday were all processed last night and uploaded, I had 2 orders in even before they were all up, and I'm hoping for some more over the next few days.
On Wednesday I'm due to get BT Infinity. Despite their comments, I am not concerned about the download speed, it's uploading that concerns me, if I could get an upload speed the same as me current download I'd be a happy man. Certainly it will make my life easier, last night was not bad since I had less than 200 images but when I have 400+ then it takes forever and I like to be at least semi awake to check on what is happening.