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March ’11 Review

Posted by Caz on Friday, 1st April 2011
Blue Flowers

Blue Flowers

The first half of March continued my manic travels, firstly to Leeds for Think Visibility and the next weekend back up to Newcastle for the 2011 Maker Faire. Thankfully my EOS 7D was back from repair very quickly (3 days!) at no cost, so I was able to use it at both events.

Both events provided much subject matter for photography, and I have reviewed them elsewhere already. Particularly with the Maker Faire, there were so many good images to choose from, I had difficulty making my mind up. The Blue Flowers [left] were a close candidate for Day #1167.

Maker Faire was held at the iconic Centre For Life building, which has the instantly recognisable double helix sculpture outside its yellow walls. Whilst I spent much of Maker Faire inside helping out on Alistair’s stand, I was able to nip out to see the fire-breathing dragon automaton in the courtyard, and the sun came out for me. So I grabbed this abstract architectural shot whilst I had the opportunity [see below]. It was a close call for Day #1168‘s shot.

Helix, Blue And Yellow

Helix, Blue And Yellow

Silhouette Of A Photographer

Silhouette Of A Photographer

Of course, we also managed to do a little geocaching whilst I was visiting, and this silhouette of Alistair at the top of Rising Sun Country Park’s biggest hill was almost Day #1169′s picture for the day. In the end, the ducks won out (don’t they always?).

Jeero And His Daffamodils

Jeero And His Daffamodils

Having missed February’s Chelmsford Photo Walk outing because I was in Bournemouth, I was pleased to be able to go along this month. We decided to visit Warley Place to see the spring flowers. You can see more images from my day in my previous post. I was being pestered by Jeero [right] to make his picture the one for the day, but I liked the purple flower better!

The month ended with me spending a couple of days back in London working in Clerkenwell. The first day was quite wet and unpromsing, but the sun shone for a while on the way back to Liverpool Street and I got a few images from around the City. This manhole cover is the second in a series I’m calling Worm’s Eye View [below] – and nearly made it for Day #1186.

Worm′s Eye View #2

Worm′s Eye View #2

Maker Faire Moments

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 16th March 2011

I had a great time visiting Newcastle last weekend for the third UK Maker Faire. There were all sorts of science, crafts and technology stuff on show – which made for some great photographs.

Sometimes it was challenging as the lighting wasn’t great, but I’m really pleased with the selection of images I managed to take. I also had time to squeeze in a bit of geocaching with Alistair before heading home late on Monday evening. A fun trip, and I will be back in 2012 if the event returns.