At the end of the month, Alistair and I went down to Brighton for the weekend to attend BarCamp Brighton7. Seems hard to believe that the event has been going that long, but we are both regular attendees.
On Saturday morning we lead a little geocaching/photowalk around the Lanes and made a few interesting shots while the sun was out. Then I discovered I’d left my spare charged battery for the Lumix GF1 at home and the battery I had with me was just about flat – so picture taking was very limited for the rest of the weekend! Oh well, never mind. Here is a selction of images I did manage to take:
It’s ages since I’ve been to Bath. It’s a beautiful place, and I have spent many hours in the RPS Darkroom over the years – a resource long-defunct, sadly, but often didn’t see much of the city itself.
The last weekend of October saw the third annual BarCamp in Bath – otherwise known as BathCamp3. So we took the opportunity to stay over on Friday night as well as having a photowalk on Saturday and Sunday during the BarCamp, in between the rain showers.
Incidentally, the first BathCamp in 2008 was directly responsible for Alistair’s Duck 365 Project, and therefore indirectly responsible for my Daily Dragon shots. These folks have a lot to answer for! 😉
I enjoyed an excellent long weekend in Newcastle, visiting Alistair for the BarCamp NorthEast3 event, which was held in the Centre for Life in the heart of the city. The BarCamp itself was fun as ever, and we also managed to get out and about around the town on some geocaching and photographic trips.
December was another varied month for the weather, my travels and images. We had plenty of cold frosty mornings again. This shot [left] was the result of me trying to clear the frost off the car windscreen before setting out for a meeting on Day #338. Always leave yourself enough time to take the unexpected image!
The first weekend in December saw me head to Liverpool for the city’s first BarCamp. Like Sheffield the previous weekend, it’s a place I hadn’t visited for years and I regret having left it as long.
During the Saturday afternoon, a group of us had a walk around the city centre to find some geocaches and have a bit of a photowalk. Here [right] are the others acting lairy with a big 20 we found on a side street.
We walked back to the venue along the banks of the Mersea, and were just in time for a wonderful sunset across the water, which I chose for Day #341‘s image. But the runner up was definitely this image of the iconic Liver Building, bathed in warm evening light:
[Liver Building in the fantastic evening light]
I was doing some Christmas shopping at the Battlesbridge Antiques centre on Day #354, which was beautifully sunny. The long shadow cast by the bell [left] almost made it for pic of the day.
Christmas itself was fairly mundane for pictures. The weather wasn’t great where I was, although Boxing Day was sunny but very cold. A few days after Christmas I went geocaching again with fellow addict Alistair. We had trips around Little Waltham, Maldon and Hylands Park. These last few are near misses from Day #363, #364 and #365: