Day #335

Day #335Title: The BarCamp Mo’Bro’s
Location: BarCampSheffield2
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: The final day of BarCampSheffield2, and another great series of presentations. The after party was great to unwind too. This group of disreputable types had been growing ‘taches for the whole of Movember to raise money for charity. They are (l to r): Jag Gill, Jonathan Powell, Tim Waters, Marc Johnson, Neal Bartrip, Ian Ibbotson, Jay Cousins and Dominic Hodgson.

Day #334

Day #334Title: Cutting Edge
Location: Sheffield
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: The morning dawned cold and foggy, and by evening it was back to that too. But for an hour or so in the early afternoon, the sun came out and I was able to dash out for a few photos close to the BarCampSheffield2 venue. This sculpture, Cutting Edge, is located on the pedestrian walkway from the main Railway station and the sun was hitting it in just the right angle for a good picture. We went out geocaching later on, and I got some atmospheric dusk fog shots too, but I still liked this one best for today’s image.

Day #333

Day #333Title: Can You Tell What I’m Thinking?
Location: BarCampSheffield2
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: The geekery continues this weekend with a trip to BarCampSheffield2. I haven’t been back to Sheffield since about 1995, after living there for three years whilst at University, so when I BarCamp was announced, I thought it was time I repaid the city a visit. Here you see Pippa modelling her thought bubble. Very fetching!

Day #330

Day #330Title: Carpe Diem
Location: Danbury
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I tooka quick trip over to Little Baddow and Danbury at lunchtime for some pictures. There were quite a few good ones to choose from, but this one struck a chord for the sentiment, as much as the fantastic lichen texture and glancing sunlight, which I found in the churchyard at Danbury. “Sieze The Day” is a good motto, and one thing I’ve learned from doing this project is just that: if you can, sieze the opportunity to take a picture whenever you are able, as it’s often these chance occurrences that produce some of the most memorable images. There are only 36 days left in total now. That’s just one roll of film, for those of you who remember celluloid!

Day #329

Day #329Title: On Song
Location: Cliffs Pavillion, Wesctcliffe-on-Sea
Camera: Canon Ixus 850IS compact
Notes: Runrig have been one of my favourite bands for getting on 20 years. I first saw them live in Cambridge in 1989, and must have been to around 25 gigs over the years. The last time was December 2003 in Edinburgh when I was building my unsuccessful FRPS portfolio. Since then, they’ve not toured a great deal, or if they have, I’ve not been able to go for whatever reason. But today, they were on my doorstep (Westcliffe isn’t too far) so I went to their show with a couple of long-time friends and Runrig fans from Chelmsford. It was a great gig – still sounding good. Some of the audience were a bit stuffed, but we had a good time! Managed to sneak a few pictures with the compact camera which was in my bag. Thanks for the music and a reminder of how much better it is when heard live!