We positioned ourselves in Grantchester almost half way round the circuit and enjoyed watching 7000 runners 'having fun'. I was using the Fuji XT-1 (mainly 140mm lens length) to test its focusing abilities for action events. Certainly when it locks on it is very sharp and the success rate was acceptable given this was a first attempt. Number 7008 was way out in front so I presume he went on to win. The blind runner was well up with the pack as were some of the costumed runner. Last one taken at 1/8th second - I particularly liked this one and wished I had done more.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Here are the rest of the images from our evening with William Weaver and Ben last Wednesday. Definitely some strange goings-on in Foxton that night - obviously the alien took note of the 'No Waiting' cone and tried a local house instead. Barry and Charles came to blows at one time over the best position for a tripod.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
A great evening of Light Painting with the equipment and expertise provided by William Weaver and Ben. Thanks very much for coming and sharing your wonderful installations with us. This is the first batch of images. My favourite two are 'Alien Lands at Foxton Village Green' and the 'Ammonite' but they were all fun. You can also spy Ian do a twirl in one of them and Paul S is in the centre of one of the wire-wool circles.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
A few more images from our visit to RAF Barnham on Sunday showing a number of the key buildings including the Fissile Core Storage Buildings where the Plutonium 'balls' were held in cylinders buried in the ground. The drawing is from a website devoted to the site http://rafbarnham-nss.weebly.com/. The middle images are from the Mess area and the lower images are of one of the service buildings and the pulley system used to move the bombs around on large trolleys