Well, haven't we been lucky with the weather? This is the 4th photo walk the Wellington Photography Meetup group has run this summer and we've struck beautiful conditions each time. Given the calibre of this summer, that's a gift!
Thanks to Rob and the team at the Wellington Photographic Supplies Featherston St store for letting us meet there this evening, and for the generous offer of a free 6"x8" print of your best photo taken on this evening's walk.
If you're coming across this and wondering about the Meetup group, it's free to join, most of the listed events are free (though both Richard Young and myself - James Gilberd - offer workshops and photography courses that you have to pay for) and it's fast becoming a really good social group. This photo walk was the best-attended so far, and we have a drink at a handy pub afterwards, which has been working well.
It was nice to see you all again, and quite a few new people too, so it's all going in the right direction. The weather might become a bit iffy for planned outdoor shoots so we'll figure out what to do next. Maybe attempt one more photo walk soon and try to ride our weather luck?
BTW, a few people were asking me about Photospace Gallery. I've been running the gallery at 37 Courtenay Place for the last 18+ years, and we currently have an excellent exhibition by Chris Corson-Scott (running till this Saturday - come and see if you want to check out very large prints made from drum-scans of 8" x 10" negatives.
If you would like to get on the invitation list for Photospace Gallery exhibition openings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put something like 'Photospace gallery invite list' in the subject line. Please include your full name. (I don't need your middle name - but you know what I mean.) Next opening, Friday 24th March - two exhibitions. And Mark Bolland will be giving a gallery talk on Sat, 25th (see the Meetup listing).
Here are some of my pics from this evening. I had fun using my old, fairly limited Nikon D40 with its standard zoom, but it did a surprisingly good job. The night shot of the Tory St demolition site was four attempts of 30 seconds each at full stretch, trying hold the camera still on top of the 2m high fence and hoping no one came by and poked me in the ribs or something, making me let go of the camera.