Archive for July, 2007

Fireworks at the Lord Mayor Celebrations

These photos are taken last Saturday, at the fireworks show at the Castle… The show only took 10 minutes, but it was spectacular!

People waiting for the fireworks to start…

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And there they were…

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Finally a photo of me taking pictures of the fireworks πŸ˜‰ And in the other one you can see the smoke after the fireworks had finished. This is a long exposure and turned out quite nice!

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We also walked over the fun fair in Chapelfield Gardens. I took those photos of the swing…

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That’s all πŸ™‚ Scroll down for more photos of that day, taken at the parade.

This week was a bit of holiday for me. Paul’s mum came to visit and we went to see Holkham Hall and Holkham Beach yesterday. Today we walked around the Norwich, and as the weather was (finally!) really nice, I got some very nice photos. I will post some of those next week.

Have a good weekend!

Hanneke

Lord Mayor Celebrations – Parade

Hello!

These are the photos I took at the parade last Saturday…

A little girl waiting for the parade to start, and the pipers opening the parade.

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This is the Norwich Samba Band… they are quite good (musically), and the dancers look great! But my reason for not liking them is obvious in the second photo… it looks like most of them were forced to play, such grumpy faces! Come on, smile!! πŸ™‚

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A girl from a Steeldrum Band and the Norwich Club of Mini Owners…

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Blue blue blue…

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A cute girl in one of the gymnastics club that were in the parade.

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And some crazy people… The old man on the right was playing in a samba band!

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Some more samba music and dancers… at least they know how to smile πŸ™‚

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Also notice the woman in the band who carries a sleeping child on her back…

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The weather was very nice and the light was so warm, I stayed around to take those photos of the castle!

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Norwich Cathedral

Here are the photos I took at the second lesson of the travel photography course! We had a similar assignment: take photos of the cathedral as for a brochure or magazine. I had been to the cathedral before, but never took photos there. I am normally not very interested in churches, but by having this assignment, it made me look at it differently and I really enjoyed wandering around taking photos! I also tried to get some people in my shots…

This is in the cloisters, a “tunnel” around the courtyard with great perspective. There was a man reading in one of the “windows”, a very nice sight.

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There are gravestones everywhere around the cloisters, but there happened to be one with roses on it. You also get a good view of the tower from the cloisters!

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Inside the main part of the church, I liked the man sitting alone between so many empty chairs. The baptism bowl (?) on the right was used in a chocolate factory that donated it to the church, how funny is that πŸ™‚ Maybe they should do baptisms in chocolate then!!

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There was a small exhibition of children’s art, all models of the church. Some were really great, like this one made out of computer board parts.

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I liked those candles in the dark church. The window on the right was beautiful, it was the entrance to a silent room.

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The cathedral as seen from the back, and a sculpture above the entrance of the cathedral.

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There is also a herb garden, smelling really nice because of all the lavender. You see many people spending their lunch break on the grounds around the cathedral, like this man reading his paper.

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These women were chatting about Norwich, the one of black “belongs” to the church (sorry I am not very at home with church language, I have no idea what her function was). The photo on the right is my favourite! I really like this old couple, they looked so cute together… beautiful to see!

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That’s all, more photos will follow soon! We went to see the Lord Mayor Celebrations last Saturday and took many photos of the parade. At night, they lit fireworks from the castle rooftop, which was an amazing site! I took my tripod and got some great shots, I will post them in the next few days!

Hope you all had a good weekend!

Hanneke

Norwich Arts Centre

Last Friday was our first Travel Photography Course at the Norwich Arts Centre. It was really nice! Our teacher is Gavin Mount. We had a chat, and then he gave us a sort of assignment: to take photos of the building (inside and outside) as if doing it for a brochure. He also wanted us to practice in having people in our photo and asking their permission before taking photos. A bit scary, but it was actually really nice and I had some nice talks with people there as well! I really like the Norwich Arts Centre, it’s a great place. I’ve been to quite a few concerts there, the acoustic is really great and there is lots of folk music concerts. There is also a very nice bar. So it was fun to go around taking photos of this interesting place, and this is the result!

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Tomorrow is our second lesson, I’m looking forward to it! We will go to the Norwich Cathedral to take photos there, should be fun!

This weekend there are the Lord Mayor celebrations in Norwich, which involves a big parade, street artists and fireworks at the castle. We are planning to put the photography course in practice and take lots of photos there. So stay tuned for more πŸ™‚

That’s all, scroll down for more new photos, I have been busy today!