Every so often I end up giving talks to organisations and photographic societies – usually “within reasonable driving back distance” from Derby.
Tonight I had the pleasure of visiting Newark and District Photographic Society, who were really friendly and seemed to enjoy the talk – the penguins always seem to go down well 🙂 And was really nice to be asked by a visitor from a nearby society if I would be interested in giving a talk to their group too – which is always a good sign that the evening was well enjoyed!
On the way there, I realised there was a photo that I’d intended to show, but hadn’t made it into the walking and cycling section of the talk. But having downloaded it when I arrived, didn’t quite manage to get it resized in time for the talk. So as a bonus for anyone visiting my site after the talk – here it is 🙂 (If you click on the image it takes you to a bit larger version within my galleries and that annoying watermark shifts off the cyclist and down the tunnel!)
Some technical things – used a tripod (with a head torch hung off it to light it up for safety in case anyone came from the other direction!) for both slow shutter speed stability and as remote pair of hands, remote control (so I could put myself in the frame), and second curtain flash to create the ghosting effect.