Women's Henley 2012 ~Saturday Selection~

A few days before the event we all speculated whether it would really happen. The Government's hosepipe ban inevitably lead to weeks of heavy rain and as if this wasn't enough the wind started blowing. But the Ladies (and Gents) of Henley Women's Regatta held their nerve and racing took place over the three days. There were, of course, some changes such as some time trials to reduce numbers and the timetable was adjusted but it seemed to this observer that the competitors took it all in their stride. I was only able to attend on the Saturday and my photos are just a 'taste' of the racing. The standard of rowing was incredibly high despite racing into a strong stream and gusting headwind. To add to the excitement a high speed rescue took place - demonstrating the Safety Regime in place. And half way through the afternoon a helicopter swooped up the course, barely missing the piles before turning skywards at the last moment - almost hitting Temple Island. For the Steam Enthusiasts there was the wonderful sight of a steam-powered umpire's launch! Please read the following before you rush to the photos - it will make life easier for you! All the photos are stored on my Cloud Drive, which is available 24/7 without any need to email or any contact. Although it is possible to access my Cloud Drive using a smartphone or an ipad, these will probably be relatively slow - a 'fast' computer is best. When you click the link below you will be taken to a folder called Women's Henley 2012 and within this are around 30 photos. You will see two ways of viewing the photos, list and icon, icon is probably the best. Depending on your computer, it may be a little while before the thumbnails appear and if you are impatient you could click on The Slideshow where you will see a band of photos plus a larger selected image (low resolution). You can make a note of the images you wish to download. Then go to the thumbnail of an image you would like and then right-click it. You can then click on 'Download'. Depending on your computer, you will then get an option to open or save the image. Your computer's default may be a folder called, suprisingly, 'Downloads'. You would be better to use 'Save As' and put the image(s) into a named folder - Women's Henley perhaps? If you have a problem then contact me on photo@donsomner.com

And finally... click this link...Women's Henley Selection 2012

If you wish to use any of these photos in a publication you may do so freely - but I would aks that you add a credit 'Photo by Don Somner'.