In Toon Again

I’ve just returned from another trip up to the North East for Culture Grid Hack Day and a weekend of photography. The weather was a bit grey (NB weather gods, I want some sun next time I visit Newcastle!). But I still managed a few decent shots:

Dai’s Daily Dairy

Finally, Dai has badgered me sufficiently to put together his photobook, Daily Dragon 2010. Here’s a sneak preview of the first 15 pages:

It’s a 7″x7″ softcover, with a big fat 190 pages packed with pictures and stories. Kids of all ages* will enjoy it! I have yet to see the first copy (it’s on its way), but I’m sure it will live up to expectations!

*this includes those kids over 21…

January ’11 Review

Regular Reg
Regular Reg

January kicked off with an interesting photographic outing to the Museum of Power with some Chelmsford Photowalk friends. As it was also my birthday, none of the images made it as picture of the day, but I was rather taken with Regular Reg – one of the fun “robots” at the museum made by a local artist.

Golden Teasel
Golden Teasel

A lot of days during the month were rather dull, and some very wet.

There was a bit of sunshine on 9th when I enjoyed a late afternoon stroll by the canal, where I found this teasel lit by the golden low winter light. I was also pleased that I was able to find a dark background to put it in front of.

During Culture Hack weekend, I took a quick wander around Spitalfields Market to catch this colourful shot, which nearly made it for Day #1111.

Colour Grid
Colour Grid

Come the end of the month, the Chelmsford Photowalk folks met up again and went to Tropical Wings for an outing. It was quite challenging to photograph the butterflies in the hot house – both photographers and gear took some time to acclimatise to the humid conditions inside! For that reason, I chose a butterfly image for Day #1126 but I also rather liked this one of a pair of Black-Cheeked Lovebirds:

Had A Row?
Had A Row?