Hot hot hot.

Not too much to report this week relating specifically to photography, but I’ve been busy nevertheless.  I have recently completed the required work for an Engineering Masters degree, and last week my wife and I travelled down to Portsmouth to attend my graduation – to say it was a hot day would be an understatement, and I can heartily recommend not wearing a suit and tie with black graduation robes in July!

I’ve then had a week in London (to do with my ‘day job’) and again, suit and tie on the underground wasn’t fun!  I did however very nearly bump into the film maker Phillip Bloom in Richmond, sadly he was passed me and halfway up the street before I realised it was him and could say hello; a very 21st-Century chat on Twitter followed though.

Those of you who follow me on social media (icons at the bottom of the page) may have seen a few tourist snapshots – think I’ll plan things a bit better next time I’m down there to get some night shots – I’m a fan of the long exposure and I want to do some Thames river-traffic stuff, and maybe something around parliament square.

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When I got home I realised I’d not actually done any low-light / long exposure shots in a while and decided to pop down to Brayford Pool in Lincoln around sunset.  I’m quite pleased with the picture I’ve called ‘Lightside vs Darkside’, take a look in the ‘Places’ gallery. (Instagram version below.)

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I’m pretty sure I need a sturdier tripod though, and one that is a bit taller; I was having trouble keeping some of the railings around the shoreline out of shot.

To wrap the week up, we had a nice family day out on Sunday to the Rand Farm Park, and amongst the many pictures of cows and pigs, there was a fairly lucky shot of a sparrow stealing some cake, and one of a grinning Alpaca that was doing its best to escape - take a look in the ‘Nature’ gallery.

As ever, thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings!

Alan Hall

Lincoln, UK

Owner and Founder of A D Hall Photography, a Lincoln (UK) based company offering wedding photography, portraits, family photoshoots and event photography.