Wednesday Lensday: Legends and Lights

Wednesday Lensday: Legends and Lights

Had a bit of a camera clear out…

In an event to continue the legacy of Hull’s City of Culture status, Urban Legends: Northern Lights (back in December 2018) had various illuminated installations around the city centre. Some told tales that brought giant, fantastical creatures to life on the walls of our museums. Others carpeted pedestrian areas in an ever-changing kaleidoscope of asymmetric patterns, or lit our landmarks in an array of bright colours.

Then there were a few that were just plain…odd. Like the talking mermaid and the ice queen propped up in shop windows and looking like bad fairground freak-show attractions. But you can’t win them all! Fortunately, I was too short to get close enough to them, so you’re saved from the disturbing images!

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Wednesday Lensday: LUMINARY

Wednesday Lensday: LUMINARY

Hello everyone – firstly, a little business to attend to. Last week, I hosted a giveaway to mark my six month blogoversary and to give a little gift of thanks to my wonderful readers.

I’m pleased to announce that after my very technical, randomising robot (my other half, S) picked a name out of a hat, the 2016 Aloada Bobbins calendar shall be heading its way to Steve from SteveSays / Talk About Pop Music. Congratulations! 🙂


This week’s Wednesday Lensday is a bringer of light. S first introduced me to the craft of light painting a couple of years ago – essentially using a long exposure to capture a light source ‘painting’ a picture against a back drop. Think ‘writing your name with sparklers’ then add a little flair and creativity!

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There are some amazing examples of light photographers out there (like the one above) but sadly, I’ve yet to accomplish their outstanding images. Seriously, just Google ‘light painting photography’ and be amazed and inspired!

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