Death and Mortality 3

In June I attended Photo 24 2016 in London. During this photo marathon I was pleased to visit and photograph one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteriesBrompton Cemetery.

This cemetery opened in June 1840 and it is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries.

It was a wonderful mixture of the wild and the managed. Art, architecture, flora and fauna all rolled into one place. It is only a moments walk from West Brompton Underground Station to the North Lodge entrance. This grand Victorian cemetery is a visual feast and many people were taking advantage of its environs. Free to enter and I highly recommended it to anyone.

I would like to try and visit the other six cemeteries of the magnificent seven:

I can only hope that they are as photogenic as Brompton Cemetery.

Wonderful bit of news

This week I received a wonderful bit of news. Back in June I took part in my 3rd Photo 24 in London, organised by Photography News and Nikon School. On Thurday afternoon I got a email telling me that my image “Millennium Reflection 3” was judged to be the winner of the Photo 24 2016 “Capital Reflections” Theme catagory.

Millennium Reflection 3

Millennium Reflection 3

To say I am pleased is an understatement, as I was against over 460 other great images. My image should appear in Photography News and I also get a Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom bridge camera.

Photo 24 is a great and challenging event which I highly recomend anyone to enter the ballot when it is anounced next year.

Another Photo 24 done and dusted

Not long home from Photo 24 2016. This will be my third Photo 24 along with my friend from camera club Christine. The weather was mixed and on the whole reasonable. This years Photo 24 ran from 12:00 midday Friday 17th – 12:00 midday Saturday 18th June 2016. Over 100 keen and passionate photographers spending 24 hours in London capturing 100s of images. It will take a while to process my images and once done I will upload to Flickr and update this post.

Photo 24 2016

Another bit of good news this week was that I made the ballot for Photo 24 2016 in London. This will be my 3rd Photo 24, and my friend Christine also made the cut for the 3rd time as well.

This is a 24 hour photo marathon from midday Friday 17th to midday Saturday 8th June 2016 (normally the longest day). During the 24 hours you are free to do as much or as little as you want, dip in dip out. This free event is hosted by Absolute Photo and Nikon School and is great. There are several meet ups organised with themed competitions and the overall winner of the best submitted photo taken during the 24 hours will win a Nikon D500, a very nice prize.

There are also a few extra special organised activities that you can pay for. In the past these have included mini courses or entrance to special places. This year there will be five:

  • Sunset at the Shard
  • Sunset at the Millenium Wheel
  • Night open top bus tour (2am – 4am)
  • Saturday morning boat ride to Greenwich
  • After hours access to Tower Bridge

Christine and I are signing up for the boat trip and the tower bridge experience.

My images from Photo 24 2014 and Photo 24 2015 can be seen on my Flickr site. I hope the weather is kind and the photos good.