Sunday, 12 August 2018

Cricket: Wilbrahams v Linton - 11 August 2018

I caught most of the Linton Innings yesterday and here are a selection of Wilbraham bowlers and celebrations.  Congratulations to the Wilbrahams side on a great victory!  It was great to see that the South Stand was full as well as the Pavilion Stand.  Players - your efforts  are appreciated!























Thursday, 2 August 2018

CCC visits the Cambridge University Sidgwick Site

A small group of us from Cambridge Camera Club spent an hour and a half exploring the architecture of the Sidgwick Site where several Cambridge University faculties and Departments are housed. We then moved on to the Backs to catch Kings in the evening light.

First, a couple of shots for my friends who love concrete!



I can't resist a closed rectangle! According to the University Map, this is the Raised Faculty Building; not a very inspiring name I thought;


I took along my fisheye lens as I no longer have a 'normal' wide angle lens.  Most of the time I have corrected the fisheye distortion, but sometimes I like the distortion.  This is "Antony Gormley Confronting History"



This is the History Faculty Building which was also taken with the fisheye lens and then I removed the distortion in post processing (though the sky is still somewhat surreal)


The Norman Foster designed Law Building is a great piece of design, though we were told that it's not so clever to work in it. Either very hot or very cold and every sound carries through the entire building!




The School of Divinity and its context behind the History Faculty




"Divinity in a Spin" - a spot of intentional camera movement for effect.  Thank you Charles for your inspiration!


Finally some classic 'Kings in the gloaming' shots.  Although its been done zillions of times and by much better photographers than me, it never fails to inspire







Saturday, 16 June 2018

Day 5 - A lazy morning, scarlet tiger moths, orchids and tiny spiders

On Friday I opted for a lazy morning, then after lunch we returned to Powerstock  Common calling at the Kingcombe Centre to see the Scarlet Tiger Moths on the way.  I was very impressed by the spectacular tiger moths which responded to  a gentle nudge with a finger tip by displaying their spectacular under wings and body which give the their name. many of them were coupling, so easy to  move to a more convenient leaf.

Then we went on to Powerstock Common where I was delighted to see more orchids - Heath Spotted,  the white variant of the Common Spotted and a lovely specimen Bee Orchid and, on the beastie front, a Cucumber Spider, and another spider whose name I didn't discover.

 



 

 





Friday, 15 June 2018

Day 4 - Infra Red and some more Bugs

Thursday morning was wet and miserable, so our group went in different directions - some in search of the elusive Dorchester Abbey (100 miles away in Dorchester on Thames, not the local town!),  others went to a swannery, but four of us went first to Hooke Park in search of misty-moisty atmospheric conditions.  As soon as we arrived there, the rain stopped and shortly afterwards, the sun came out! I took my infra red body and got atmosphere if not Mist & Moist!  I also captured some nature photographers in action!




Next we went to Powerstock Common which, as the morning warmed, was teeming with insects.  I was also very impressed with the sheer numbers of wild orchids - mostly Common Spotted, but nonetheless impressive for one used to the grain lands of Cambridgeshire!


Shield Bugs


Marbled White Butterfly



Six spot Burnet Moth


Common Spotted Orchids