Lampus Vulgaris – Minature Variety
As well as taking pictures for my “Thursday Doors” post I managed a few quick shots around the town.
There was a continental market taking place in the town.
The Old Market (transaction)
I’m still not that comfortable taking street shots of people, more practice I think.
The weather has been so unpredictable this year but it finally seems to have settled a little. Managed to get out and about this week on a couple of days in between the chores. Here’s my (late) eclectic contribution to Norm 2.0 “Thursday Doors” blog.
Fleur Enjoying The Warmth
Met up with my PhotoBuddies on Tuesday for a coffee and a walk around some of the older parts of the city (Leicester).
This is very near to where the old Great Central Railway bridged it’s way into the station. I’ve decided I like louvre’s.
Underneath The Arches
These two guy’s were more than happy to pose for a photograph outside their Engineering Co. which sits under the old railway arches. We had a good chat about how the area had changed over the years. I’ll pop back next week and drop them in a print of this photo.
S R & S 1919
I’ve tried to find out what S R & S was, but no luck. I guess a trip to the reference library and a look at some old trade directories might supply the answer. The whole area (Bath Lane) had a lot of engineering companies and foundries in it’s heyday, it’s now becoming an apartment block zone !
The next few are from yesterday’s (Thursday) trip to town.
This shop at the top of the Market Place is being restored, it’s a lovely old shopfront.
Knight & Garter
This pub has been just been totally restored, I was tempted to go in and try the beer but I had jobs to do at home.
Bowling Green Street
I’ve walked past this lovely doorway countless times, never really took much notice. But it’s been restored and is now a restaurant. Can’t find much information about the building other than it’s Grade 11 listed and possibly the old Water Board offices.
I was just congratulating myself last week for going about four years without having a cold or flu, so foolish. Friday the throat started to feel sore, got a really annoying dry cough, and an aching head, so I have now got Man Flu. At least I’ve got a film to process if I’m going to have to stay indoors, and some old negs I’d like to scan.
I wondered if the Ricoh Shotmaster would be any good for street photography, I’m never sure about autofocus cameras when shooting from the hip. There was a continental market in the town a few weeks ago, the weather was good so I thought I would give it a try.
Face In The Crowd
What You Doing
I was pleasantly surprised, I’m sure the bright light helped as the camera would have stopped down to give a good depth of field.
My Nurse Maid ! (Mimi)
A cold but sunny day for my walk to the city. Visited some places I knew, but hadn’t been to for a while.
This is new, I’m not a fan of pet shops.
I am a fan of electricity sub stations though.
Used to be called Zanzibar, doubled up as a roller skating rink on Sunday mornings, went there with my niece and nephew a few times. I would love to go roller skating again, but there’s not a rink nearby .
I’ve photographed this before, not sure what these things are but they are on sale for only £3.00, was tempted !
It was lovely and sunny today, about time. Having just had a haircut ! really felt the cold but the sunshine lifted my spirits. Most of the photographs were on a film camera today, I couldn’t resist this shot though while en route to the supermarket.
Coat Of Many Colours
It was a lovely bright day, a little bit cold, ideal walking weather. So off I set to town with my Olympus E620. According to my MSN health & fitness phone app I walked just over five and a half miles.
I took with me 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses with a polariser.