There's only one camera I need when I don't want to miss out on the action - my blue Supersampler. It has become a regular occurrence to see me at Nottingham's many parks playing with my daughter and snapping the action along the way. Our latest trip was to Bridgford Park.
It has become a common theme for me to visit parks with my daughter armed with my Supersampler. It seems to happen regularly for three reasons; i) my daughter loves parks, ii) there are some great parks close to where I live for kids and iii) I cannot think of any better camera to capture my little one playing than the Supersampler.
For our latest visit, we went to Bridgford Park in West Bridgford, Nottingham. The play areas were rebuilt in the summer of 2011 and regularly pull in a big crowd of visitors particularly when the sun comes out. There’s a wide variety of play equipment from a nest swing and a tall tunnel slide to the more traditional climbing frames, slides, and swings. There’s also a big sandpit which is great for the younger visitors as well as baby and toddler only equipment.
Close by the play area is a tennis court, croquet lawn, catering outlet and toilets and parking is both ample and cheap (free on Sundays!). I mainly come for the play area to let little Emily have some fun and capture as many of these moments as possible on film. Whenever action is involved you can guarantee the Supersampler will be my camera of choice with the four frames in two seconds being my setting of choice to really capture the action. I snap Emily on the roundabout, on the swings, and even on my knee coming down the big tunnel slide!
It’s also worth mentioning that the park is right in the middle of West Bridgford too, which has plenty of retail outlets including a good number of charity shops – perfect for hunting down a new analogue camera bargain or two – and at least two stores that do 1-hour photo developing so you can have your new photos by the time you’ve had a rest and a cup of coffee!