Birmingham

Crufts - Festival of the Doggo

Crufts, dubbed as the world’s greatest dog show, brings together the very best pedigree breeds to compete for the world title of ‘Maximum Doggo.’

After years of saying we should go, we finally got ourselves tickets for the Saturday. The day of the Hound and popular Terrier breeds.

Dachshund judging - Clifford Darby 2019

Dachshund judging - Clifford Darby 2019

For the most part, Handlers are just as well groomed as the dogs - Clifford Darby 2019

For the most part, Handlers are just as well groomed as the dogs - Clifford Darby 2019

Socks, sparkly sandles and sausages - Clifford Darby 2019

Socks, sparkly sandles and sausages - Clifford Darby 2019

Dachshunds waiting to be judged - Clifford Darby 2019

Dachshunds waiting to be judged - Clifford Darby 2019

Wire Haired Dachshunds recognise the importance of good grooming - Clifford Darby 2019

Wire Haired Dachshunds recognise the importance of good grooming - Clifford Darby 2019

Throughout the event, many dogs will parade their handlers in front of audiences as a sign of gratitude - Clifford Darby 2019

Throughout the event, many dogs will parade their handlers in front of audiences as a sign of gratitude - Clifford Darby 2019

Bull Terrier - Clifford Darby 2019

Bull Terrier - Clifford Darby 2019

Crufts can be a tiring affair for everyone involved - Clifford Darby 2019

Crufts can be a tiring affair for everyone involved - Clifford Darby 2019

Posing for the camera before competing - Clifford Darby 2019

Posing for the camera before competing - Clifford Darby 2019

Grooming - Clifford Darby 2019

Grooming - Clifford Darby 2019

Birmingham's Christmas 2017

So here it is. My 'better-late-than-never' Christmas blog.

Over the Christmas break I decided have had a little bit of a break from editing. Although I had a number of attempts of getting my camera out to the Christmas Market, I didn't really manage to get many 'keepers'. Fortunately, there Birmingham's magical, illuminated trail at the Botanical Gardens to top things up.

Birmingham Frankfurt Market Carousel - Clifford Darby 2017

Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Clifford Darby 2017

Magic Lamps - Clifford Darby 2017

Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Clifford Darby 2017

Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Clifford Darby 2017

Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Clifford Darby 2017

Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Clifford Darby 2017

Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Clifford Darby 2017

Helter Skelter - Clifford Darby 2017

Birmingham Weekender

The Birmingham Weekender pretty much rounds up Birmingham's summer of events in the city. Similar in nature to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the Birmingham Weekender hosts a huge variety of diverse events throughout the city.

I dropped in for Saturday's Colours of Birmingham Parade and then stuck around for a few of the performances at Victoria Square. Some of the parade's performers were more than happy have a few photo opportunities behind the Town Town. Finally I headed back down New Street for more street performances before heading home knackered!

Here's a handful of some of my favourite images all shot on Kodak Portra 400.

Colours of Birmingham Parade - Clifford Darby 2017

Colours of Birmingham Parade - Clifford Darby 2017

Colours of Birmingham Parade - Clifford Darby 2017

Colours of Birmingham Parade - Clifford Darby 2017

Colours of Birmingham Parade - Clifford Darby 2017

Colours of Birmingham Parade - Clifford Darby 2017

Colours of Birmingham Parade - Clifford Darby 2017

Colours of Birmingham Parade - Clifford Darby 2017

Colours of Birmingham Parade - Clifford Darby 2017

Colours of Birmingham Parade - Clifford Darby 2017

Colours of Birmingham Parade - Clifford Darby 2017

Colours of Birmingham Parade - Clifford Darby 2017

Pereginus - Clifford Darby 2017

Hotdog - Clifford Darby 2017