18 Jul 2016

Coldplay - 'A Head Full of Dreams' tour

Here are a few photos I took at one of Coldplay's recent 'A Head Full of Dreams' Wembley Stadium gigs. As mentioned in a previous post, I was there as a judge for the awards to take a look at the work of the tour's video director. It was a fantastic show that had no problem at all filling the vast stadium with an incredible party atmosphere. The colours, the enthusiam of the band, the ever-popular light-up wristbands . . . it was a real joy to behold! I was lucky enough to watch the show from one of the Front of House positions and got to watch the lighting and video crew at work throughout the show - always fascinating and my thanks go to the team for making me so welcome.  

11 Jul 2016

Mumford & Sons, Hyde Park

A summer evening in Hyde Park. 
A little overcast but warm enough. 
Alabama Shakes followed by Mumford and Sons. 
Thousands of people sing in a happy haze of cider, beer and whatever else.
Flares melt into the sunset.
New friends are made.
And this is work? 

8 Jul 2016

Photography: Wildlife

Here are some photos I took on a recent visit to Farnham's Birdworld. I'm really pleased with how the shots have come out - especially considering I mostly just had my camera on auto and clicked away hoping for the best! Really pleased with my Sony A5100 - it's light and compact (compared to my bigger Canon camera) and takes great quality stills and video. Do recommend! The only thing I would say about it is that in brilliant sunlight it is hard to see the display screen and there is no viewfinder alternative - but I have only had that problem once so far when I was in very sunny Spain last summer - and I still managed to get some great shots! Anyway, back to birds - it was a pleasure to see such a variety of birds and animals up close and to spend time photographing them just for the sheer joy of it. I hope you enjoy the photos - and do let me know your thoughts on the A5100 if you have it too!  

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