Tag: Canon-30D

Remembering La Machine

I’ve spent the past week going through all my 2008 photos. Easily the highlight was La Machine. Look at that! This couldn’t be any more War of the Worlds. Incredible event.

Spiders Web

As part of the Biennial we got this fantastic installation by Ai Weiwei, the man behind the design for the Beijing stadium.

Ferry Sunset

As a local its nice to take a ride on the ferry but its not something I often do. There’s no real need. Its easier to take the car to Liverpool. It is really nice to take a trip on the ferry though, on a calm day. Pay for a round trip, stay on. Especially at sunset with the lovely light we get here. Its relaxing.

Santa Dash in Liverpool

Santa Dash 08

Santa Dash 08

Santa Dash 08

Santa Dash 08

Santa Dash 08

Santa Dash 08

Santa Dash 08

Santa Dash 08

Santa Dash 08

Santa Dash 08

Santa Dash 08

Santa Dash 08


The Liverpool Santa Dash. Over 8000 people dressed up as Santa to do a 5km run in the freezing cold. One guy was evening running around in a thong. It was bitterly cold and I didn’t see him again so I can only assume he ran off into Debenhams to buy some clothes. It seems that each year the Santa Dash grows by at least 1,000 people. Its really quite something.

Buying sweets

The Christmas Market opened in town yesterday. Its nice to see and walk around but I dunno, I’m just a little irritated. I’ve seen photos of Edinburghs and I was there last year. Upon arrival it snowed and it wasn’t fake snow. When you’re standing in Edinburgh with real snow falling, a big wheel, fairground lights, and street photography at every turn its a bit disheartening walking around Liverpool’s. The really really annoying thing is that there are plenty of moments out there in Liverpool to capture its just that because I’m feeling like the grass is greener up in Edinburgh I’m not in the right frame of mind to capture them. I’m also thinking that my 30D is inadequate compared to the 5D2 I have pre-ordered. Its all incredibly stupid and I should know better but its hard to shake. This time of year is brilliant for low light street photography. All the streets are lit up and it gets dark when the streets are teeming with life. I may even rent a lens for fun and I’m half tempted to spend the next few weeks with nothing but the 50mm on just because its so awesome and it makes you work for your shots in ways that the 24-70 makes you comfy.