Photo Of The Week

Conker Fighting – 16/10/2016

I am linking up this weeks Point + Shoot with YouBabyMeMummy and My Sunday Photo with Photalife.

Conker Fighting

ISO 3200, f/5.6, 1/200

Its only fair I continue with my Autumn theme in this weeks photo, last time you saw our humongous collection on conkers and this week you get to see what we do with them. Yes, you got it, conker fighting!!!

This year brought a huge change in how we play conkers as Lewis has now grasped how to throw the conker perfectly thus making himself a perfect competitor. We had a fantastic family evening, with the kids Nanny, Uncle and Great Aunt & Uncle.
Conker fighting

ISO 560, f/5.6, 1/200

As you can tell Leah needs to perfect her technique.

Conker Fighting

ISO 4500, f/5.6, 1/200

Photographing a conker fight in the dark was pretty difficult, getting the focus right proved the most trickiest as the lighting was really helped by being sat under a white gazebo where I could use the flash directed above me to even out the lighting for the photographs. This is the only photograph I got of a smashing conker, at you can tell the focusing and shutter speed were both out but I was still pleased to press the trigger at just the right moment.


  1. You Baby Me Mummy (@YouBabyMeMummy)

    23rd October 2016 at 7:30 am

    Great shots lovely. It sounds really tricky. Thanks for linking up to #Pointshoot X

  2. Little Fish (@LittleFishBlog)

    20th October 2016 at 6:49 am

    Love these! Incredible pictures in the dark! Love that first one and Lewis’s expression! x

  3. whitecamellias

    19th October 2016 at 10:04 pm

    My kids would probably really hurt each other if i let them play but love the photos x #pointshoot

    1. Rebecca Bodkin

      20th October 2016 at 10:44 am

      There were a couple of bruises acquired, but everyone still had fun.

  4. thishappenedtometoday

    18th October 2016 at 4:30 pm

    I love the second shot, that’s perfect, got the movement and no blur. The last one is great though, the boys taking it seriously!!! #pointshoot

    1. Rebecca Bodkin

      20th October 2016 at 10:42 am

      The boys really did take it seriously, many of arguments and claiming that people cheated. Such a fun evening.

  5. Coombe Mill

    16th October 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Schools always ban this now but I remember many a conker match when I was young. Great to see it still going.

    1. Rebecca Bodkin

      20th October 2016 at 10:41 am

      Its great to pass on a childhood memory of mine to my children and also watching them embrace such simple little pleasures.

  6. Darren Coleshill (@Photalife)

    16th October 2016 at 9:59 am

    I love the photos you’ve captured. My girls had never heard of this as they’re not allowed to play it at school

    Thank you for linking up

    1. Rebecca Bodkin

      20th October 2016 at 10:40 am

      My kids aren’t allowed to play conkers at school which is a shame as I have really fond memories of my school days playing conkers in the yard. But it’s nice I get to enjoy this game with my children.

  7. DannyUK

    16th October 2016 at 8:55 am

    I love the action shot at the end! #MySundayPhoto

    1. Rebecca Bodkin

      20th October 2016 at 10:39 am

      Thank you Danny. It was a cracking capture, gutted I didn’t quite get the shutter speed right but its not easy with a flash gun.

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