Traditional Dancers at Wallingford Festival

Taeppas Tump at Wallingford

Ladies Morris teams are a common site in the villages around Oxfordshire. In fact, it is said in some corners that Morris dancing traditions might have been lost had it not been for may dances and tunes being preserved by enthusiastic women archivists work over the past hundred years or more. This is a shot from a series on Taeppas Tump Ladies Morris side dancing at Wallingford festival this past September. The image was shot with a Leica M9 fitted with a Leica 50mm f1.4 Summilux Lens.

Out of Puff

Here's a Plum Jerkum dancer having a puff after running out of puff dancing at Wallingford Bunkfest in early September. Plum Jerkum hails from Warwickshire, their name being derived from a cider made from the local Drooper plum. Apparently it has the local reputation of 'leaving the head crystal clear while paralysing the legs'!

Threes A Crowd

Here’s another image from the same set. This shot was also taken with a Leica M9 with a Leica 50mm f1.4 Summilux lens. It seems the ‘Out of Puff’ image, above, has also been accepted by the Leica Fotographie International Master Shots Gallery for the Leica M9. I feel honoured and very fortunate to have another piece of work selected.