Over the weekend I was asked to go and photograph the British Homing World event in Blackpool. If, like me, you are unsure what it is let me explain. Every year there are a series of events across the country celebrating the world of pigeon fancying. Hundreds of birds are entered into the show in different categories. The calendar culminates in the largest show held in Blackpool. The winners from all the regional shows come together to compete for supreme champion. All in all it makes for an interesting event and I was intrigued to go along and see what it was all about.
I was shooting for a national newspaper, who had arranged for me to gain early access before the public were let in at 9am. This meant an early, 5am start to do the 2 hour journey from Sheffield. The lighting in the venue was less than perfect, which gave me a good opportunity to test out the low light capabilities of the Fuji Xpro2, which I have just got my hands on. It was a fun day out and recommend checking it out next year.
All the following images were shot using the Fuji Xpro2, Fuji XT1, 18-55mm, 50-200mm and 35mm F2.