This week saw the annual inter insular photography competition between Creative Photography (in the green corner) and Colin Cruickshank Photography (red corner).
As the competition was held in sunny Jersey I asked Guernsey’s April Turvey if she would like to model for the shoot off, and of course hoping she’d scupper Colin’s shots by sticking her tongue out or summat. To say the weather was unkind is an understatement. Typically for Jersey it blew a force 8 for most of the day. On the way over one poor traveler lost his breakfast and the flight was only 10 minutes!!!
We had planned to shoot some well known Jersey venues but due to the conditions we had to find shelter firstly in a cave on Plienmont bay then in a small castle in the woods. April did a fantastic job in the freezing stormy conditions (and the warm coffee shops) as you can see by the pictures.
After a break at Big Verns for what seemed like half a cow pie and a few discussions on the origins of April’s name we went in search of some shelter for the final shoot. The waterfront development looked good but sadly was far to exposed. We ended up in another wooded area on the south west coast which offered plenty of shelter.
There are plenty of great places to shoot in Jersey, maybe next time!
Thanks to Colin for carting us around all day, I look forward to the return visit when it will be at least 90 degrees in the shade :).
Oh, and the result…… A draw again!