2017 – A Selection of Pics from the Year

I’ve filled my backup external hard drives so it’s time to get a couple of new ones.

While umming and ahhing about changing where things are saved I was looking through some of the photos from last year and thought that I ought to pic a few out and round them up as an ‘End of Year’ post – so here they are, some of my favourites from last year.

Let’s start with last January and a trip to Bristol Zoo for Sam’s birthday with Georgia, Tui and Hattie.

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Bristol Zoo, 02/01/2017

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Bristol Zoo, 02/01/2017

If I had to sum up 2017 it would be live music, cricket, weddings and babies.

As these, rather unhelpfully, refused to occur separately it looks like the chronological ordering has gone out the window already so I’ll start with live music.

By live music I mostly mean my brother, Seb.

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Seb at Loves Cafe, Weston-super-Mare, 06/04/2017

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Seb at Loves Cafe, Weston-super-Mare, 06/04/2017

Seb started playing gigs early in 2017 and so I took the opportunity to try my hand at a bit of gig photography. I’ve put a mix of photos in rather than dozens of photos of Seb – I may need to do a separate post of Seb’s gig photos.

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Seb at the Fleece, Bristol, 14/05/2017

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Seb sat in the back of a van being transported between gigs – only the best is good enough!, Musicians on the Run, Bedminster, Bristol, 02/08/2017

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Iain Eccleston and The Blue Horizon, Dairyfest, Weston-super-Mare, 08/05/2017

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Iain Eccleston and The Blue Horizon, Dairyfest, Weston-super-Mare, 08/05/2017

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Seb and Lauren-Jaye at Heroes Bar, Weston-super-Mare, 23/09/2017

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Accordion Joe, Heroes, Weston-super-Mare, 28/09/2017

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Matt Griffiths and Iain Eccleston, Electric Banana, Weston-super-Mare 23/11/2017

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Hovis, Electric Banana, Weston-super-Mare, 23/11/2017

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Marvin the Jazz Man, Electric Banana, Weston-super-Mare, 23/11/2017

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Iain Eccleston and The Blue Horizon, Electric Banana, Weston-super-Mare, 23/11/2017

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Iain Eccleston and The Blue Horizon, Electric Banana, Weston-super-Mare, 23/11/2017

OK! So we’ll take a pause from the gig photos and head over into cricket. I spent the Summer months photographing Weston-super-Mare CC’s championship winning season and they certainly took a few wickets along the way!

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Wicket!, WsM CC vs Temple Cloud CC, WsM, 17/06/2017

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Wicket! Well nearly, WsM CC vs North Perrott CC, WsM, 01/07/2017

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Wicket!, WsM CC vs North Perrott CC, WsM, 01/07/2017

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Wicket!, WsM CC vs Wembdon CC, WsM, 08/07/2017

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Wicket!, WsM CC vs Wembdon CC, WsM, 08/07/2017

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Wicket!, WsM CC vs Wembdon CC, WsM, 08/07/2017

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Wicket!, WsM CC vs Chard CC, WsM, 26/08/2017

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Wicket!, WsM CC vs Chard CC, WsM, 26/08/2017

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Wicket!, WsM CC vs Chard CC, WsM, 26/08/2017

That was a lot of cricket photos. Again, I might have to do a separate post that talks through the whole season although that may take a long time!

Where did we get to?

Ah! Weddings!

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Sooz’s stag/hen do, Polesden Lacey, 15/09/2017

So I made it to two of the three weddings I was hoping to attend (I broke my arm the day before I was meant to fly to Glasgow for Craig’s) so here’s a couple from Sooz’s and Andy’s weddings.

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Sooz and Paul’s Wedding, Farnham Castle, 14/10/2017

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Andy and Jess’s Wedding, Priston Village, 08/09/2017

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Andy and Jess’s Wedding, Priston Village, 08/09/2017

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Andy and Jess’s Wedding, Priston Village, 08/09/2017

Sorry there aren’t many photos from you wedding Sooz – I spent far too much time chatting!

So finally (not actually finally), to babies.

A couple of little sprogs appeared this year. My friends Sam and Ryan had their little boy Oscar and my brother Tom and my sister in law Kellie welcomed their daughter Lexie to the family.

We’ll go with Oscar first as he’s older!

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Happy parents, Pub Club, WsM, 09/06/2017

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Fast asleep with Auntie Tui, Pub Club, WsM, 09/06/2017

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Posing in the park, WsM, 05/07/2017

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Out for a walk, Thatcher’s Orchards, Sandford, 30/09/2017

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Wrapped up snug, Icescape at the Tropicana, WsM, 29/11/2017

And some of Lexie.

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Clinging to mummy, WsM, 05/11/2017

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Posing at the grandparents, WsM, 10/11/2017

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Still clinging to mummy!, Icescape at the Tropicana, WsM, 11/11/2017

I’ll finish off with a few random photos from the year that don’t really fit into the above 4 categories – well some of them do but there’s a separate theme!

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Weston Air Day, WsM, 18/06/2017

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Weston Air Day, WsM, 18/06/2017

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Weston Air Day, WsM, 18/06/2017

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See! Cricket and Air Day, WsM CC vs Temple Cloud CC, WsM, 17/06/2017

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Cricket and Air Day, WsM CC vs Temple Cloud CC, WsM, 17/06/2017

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Playing with the Mavic, Weston Beach, WsM, 25/06/2017

And I need to group all the Mavic photos into a post…

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The Night Glow, Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Bristol, 11/08/2017

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The Night Glow, Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Bristol, 11/08/2017

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Hattie and Tui skating watched by Tom Sam Ryan and Oscar, Icescape at the Tropicana, WsM, 29/11/2017

Blimey.

No photos from December as they’ve all featured on the blog already – have a flick back through previous posts or have a look at the photo page to see all the photos on the blog!

Let’s see what 2018 brings – hopefully some more storage space.

Doug

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