Tag Archives: City

Bring The Paint #2

26-07-22

My Photo Buddies and I were a little bit early for the “Bring The Paint” display in the town last time we met up. So a couple of weeks ago we decided to see what progress had been made, and it gave us a chance catch up and have coffee and cake at one of our favourite coffee shops.

From our first visit. The guys painting the artwork were suspended in the cradle at the top of the building, made me dizzy just looking at them.

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The painting now looks complete, it depicts some of what the city is known for, at the very top a Fox representing the local football team Leicester City (The Foxes), an Astronaut for the National Space Centre in the city, not sure what the third artwork is, but the last one is a Tiger representing the Leicester Tigers Rugby football club.

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Got to admire the guys who painted this artwork dangling from the side of the building in a small cradle.

Thursday Doors

21-07-22

Not been out and about taking photographs very much lately, friends testing positive for the virus, and the heatwave here in the UK have put a temporary dampener on things. Though I did manage to meet up with the Photo Buddies a couple of weeks ago and find a few doors I hadn’t seen before.

If you would like to see images of some great doors from around the world check out Dan Antion’s excellent blog.

Grand entrance.

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Neglected.

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It’s not about the door.

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Blue Georgian style.

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Different kind of Blue.

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Protected.

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It pays sometimes to look up and see the old town.

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Thursday Doors

30-06-22

A few doors shot on film during a walk into town in April, only processed the film last month. I was testing out my repaired and serviced Nikkor 20mm f2.8 lens, not that impressed with it, I’ll be trading it in for an Olympus Zuiko 21mm f3.5 if I can find one.

Wasn’t sure if I was going to post today as my lovely cat Mimi suddenly stopped eating. After what happened to her Mum earlier this year It was really worrying. Took her to the vets on Tuesday and they gave her a blood test, got the results late yesterday, she has an overactive thyroid, fortunately it’s treatable and should settle in a couple of weeks. She ate some Tuna in spring water today.

A bit Gothic

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Crescent with verandah

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Georgian style

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Nikon F601, Nikkor 20mm f2.8, Ilford HP5 800 asa, Ilford Microphen.

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To see some doors from around the world checkout Dan Antions excellent blog.

Thursday Doors

16-06-22

A few more doors from my walks into town. Check out Dan Antions excellent “Thursday Doors” blog to see a selection of doors from around the world. I no need to get out and about to add a few more doors to the archive.

The gatehouse at the local park with flower beds.

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I’ve never seen this shop open, lots of interesting stuff inside.

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Have a cigar. Couldn’t resist the curved window.

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Wear & Tear.

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Always like a Green door.

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One of my favourite doors, the door to the music pub I go to.

Thursday Doors

09-06-22

A few doors from my walkabouts over the last 2 to 3 weeks. If you would like to see some great doors from around the world pop over to Dan Antions excellent blog.

Welcoming.

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Portal ?

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Oh dear.

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Slim.

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Tagged out.

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And finally a window from the same building as the door above. Loved all the different types of glass
used for repairs.

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Bring The Paint

08-06-22

It’s the “Bring The Paint” event in my home town this month. Met up with my Photo Buddies last week and we had a walk around some of the areas that have been painted. We were so lucky with the weather, as it’s been really cold and dull for June.

Taken the week before, we were a bit too early !

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There was still a lot of painting going on, will probably meet up again with the Photo Buddies next week to see how it’s progressing.

3D specs needed

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Scary

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A bicycle for two

I used my old Sigma DP1 to take these images, but really struggled to see the screen at times. If we go back next week (weather permitting) I’ll take one of my old Olympus cameras with a viewfinder.

Power Socket & Fake Wood

06-06-22

Sigma DP1 – Silver Efx

Spotted this (no accounting for taste) while I was out with the Photo Buddies last week. I have two (new to me) film cameras loaded up with film, both about half way through the rolls, but the weather apart from the odd day has been cold, damp, and grey, more like March than June.

Thursday Doors

26-05-22

Met my Photo Buddies in town today, it was great to meet up and have a few coffees and a catch up. Managed to capture a few down at heel doors for this weeks “Thursday Doors” post. To see some doors from around the world check out Dan Antions excellent blog.

I do like a green door, even if it’s a bit tatty like this one.

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Bit of a half porthole on this one.

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Past grandeur, I hope it gets restored.

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Tagging, really !

Prop

16-05-22

At the beginning of the year I sent my Nikon Af 20mm lens off for repair as it wasn’t stopping down, wondered why the photos were soft and sometimes overexposed. The lens is now working as it should. I must say I’m not that impressed with the lens, it’s very soft in the corners even stopping down, I think I’ll be trading it in for some Olympus glass.

Having said that I quite like this chance image, especially as it was a dull overcast day.

Nikon F601/N6006, Af Nikon 20mm f2.8, Orange filter, Ilford Hp5, 800asa, Microphen.

Thursday Doors (and windows)

12-05-22

A selection of doors from my walks into town over the last two weeks, and the odd curved window.

A bit of a selfie going on !

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Rough and ready and some curved windows

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The colours and the leaded window caught my eye on this one

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Fashionable Grey

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Leeds United

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Scissors door and curved window

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Side door to a former bank, liked the top light

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Another lovely top light

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Click on the link above to see a selection of doors from around the world on Dan Antions excellent blog.