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.
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.
Got to admire the guys who painted this artwork dangling from the side of the building in a small cradle.
I haven’t used my car for over a fortnight as most of the places I’ve been to recently have been either in the city centre or involved drinking beer. Yesterday I thought I ought to give it a bit of a run, switched on the ignition, turned the key, got one spin of the engine then nothing. So I’m now waiting at home today for a battery charger to be delivered. Why not have a bit of a sort out in the sitting room I thought, of course I got quickly distracted ! Found some buttons in a container that I liked the shape of and decided to make a bit of a still life with them, it was also a good opportunity to get more familiar with my Macro lens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spotted this Trellis on my way to the music pub on Friday afternoon. I was travelling light and only had my old Sigma DP1 with me. The band was really good and so was the fish finger sandwich served with fries and a side salad washed down with a couple of pints of Adnams Ghost Ship Bitter.
With certain subjects the Sigma DP1 really shines, it’s a quirky little camera with it’s own image style, doesn’t hold highlights too well, can capture a lot of detail, great for woodland images, and photos in diffused light.
I got a new lens for my old Olympus E620 digital camera today, a 35mm f3.5 Zuiko Macro at a very good price from a dealer. It arrived midday today so I took a few snaps with it to check it was working as it should, the sun was out and it was warm.
Fleur and Mimi
Winter Flowering Jasmine
The Olympus images seem to convert well to Black and White.
I’m pleased with the lens and looking forward to getting out and about with it, focusing on a particular point can be a bit tricky but that’s down to me rather than the lens.
It was lovely and bright this morning as I set out to the dentists surgery, another filling, only two more to go. Arrived in town early so decided to walk the rest of the way along the path by the River Soar and Grand Union Canal, an area I haven’t visited for many years, what a change, new paths, green areas, and apartment blocks of course. I had my Sigma DP1 with me, and for a change could use it at 200 asa because it was so sunny. As I arrived back at home the clouds rolled in and it tried to snow.
Old River Soar and Great Central Railway (Remains Of)
You Are Here Map
Apartments, Apartments, Apartments
I quite like these as they have restored an old factory building, so it still has a bit of character.