Seems apt that I am only just posting photos from last year’s reading party considering that this year’s takes place 3 weeks from now.
Again with the trees/foliage because, well, TREES.
Then some lesser-spotted computer scientists amongst the trees.
It seems that age can’t hamper the gleeful happiness of playing in running water…
…but others may have their own ideas.
‘Spot the computer scientist’ 1/2.
One paddle wasn’t enough, now everybody wants a go.
Photos from last year’s talent show here
. No postprocessing other than cropping.
One of the more unusual events to take place in the Union, amateur boxing has taken place in the Union once a year for a few years now. Despite >24kW of light from above (we rigged 24x 1kW CP62’s as well as some other lamps, all directly above the ring so that the fighters wouldn’t be competing with glare or shadows) I still had to shoot at 3200 with the 135mm wide open at f2.8 to stand any chance of getting sharp images. As such, most of the shots suffer from nasty blue/purple fringing, which could probably be removed if any of them were actually worth further working on!
Totally only 8 months late. Turned out you had to have a pass to get into the quad itself for taking photographs, so I resorted to taking photos of people as they went in & came out. The ones on the way in were all taken with the SMC Pentax M 50mm f1.7 (~77mm equivalent) whilst when they were coming out I was stuck behind the crowd so stood on top of a planter with the Mitsuki 135mm f2.8 (~208mm equivalent). Vertical grip came in so handy, my arms would’ve been dropping off if I didn’t have it!
This is going right back to October ’09, literally days after I’d taken delivery of the K20D. All of these were shot on the 18-55mm kit lens whilst trying to get to know the camera.
The Reading Party is an excuse for the entire junior honors year group to go to a lovely old 18-bedroom house on the bank of the river North Esk, to give presentations & drink wine. Lots of wine.
The house sits in 190 acres of beautiful woodland, but unfortunately for us it rained for the entirety of the second day, when we had the afternoon to ourselves & could otherwise have had a nice walk.
Nothing of any particular photographic merit in here, just really shapshots with copious application of the rule-of-thirds when cropping.
Trying to get bokeh & retain subject sharpness with the kit lens…
Gorgeous interior decor in most of the house.
The taps in this bathroom were particularly nice.
I would quite happily have taken some of these home, if they hadn’t been attached quite so firmly…