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Summer down at Boardmasters festival

It's been a few months since I was given the opportunity to shoot down at Boardmasters festival, so now's a better time than any to talk a bit about it.

Before I dive into my thoughts, a bit of background info for you. Boardmasters is a surf and music festival, based down in Newquay, Cornwall, held usually over 4 days. The festival has a heritage dating back to 1981. The surf competition takes place down at Fistral beach, where professional surfers compete across the various categories. On the other side, down at watergate bay, we've got the music festival.

So my journey began at a not so early time of 7am from Manchester coach station, I wasn't expecting too many people taking the same journey, considering it was a 300+ mile trip, but low and behold there were a few of us.

I arrived at the campsite around 7ish, where I dragged myself and my gear around in the avalanche of pouring rain, whilst juggling the various wristbands and passes I received. Not the most auspicious of starts, especially for a guy that's never actually been camping before. But hey ho, you just get on with it. The first night was just a wash out, in both a literal and metaphorical sense (for me anyway, spending your birthday on a coach travelling all day).

For the rest of the days, I had an immense time, the weather, the music and the people, contributed to that. It was a pleasure to have met and worked with the various photographers and Vision Nine staff.

Here's a select few shots from my time at Boardmasters.

Boardmasters 2015Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall. Canon 5D Mark III
Boardmasters 2015Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall. Canon 5D Mark III
Boardmasters 2015Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall. Canon 5D Mark III
Boardmasters 2015Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall. Canon 5D Mark III
Boardmasters 2015Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall. Canon 5D Mark III
Boardmasters 2015Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall. Canon 5D Mark III
Boardmasters 2015Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall. Canon 5D Mark III
Boardmasters 2015Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall. Canon 5D Mark III

In my next post, I'll be talking through a few my shots and giving you my review of the Canon 17-40mm lens.