Yesterday, as Newcastle’s Indian summer came to a rainy end, a group of intrepid photographers set out to capture what there was to see of Alexandra Business Park Shipyard on the Newcastle Photowalk.
Many were professionals (with kit to match) and came up with some amazing shots. (I'm only showing ones here that are available under NC-CC, but there are a lot more amazing shots in the group Flickr set).
Shots by Darrell Birkett
My PhD colleague (and experienced illustrator) Malcolm came with his own kit to do a sketchwalk (hampered a bit by the rain, but he did get some good shots).
I decided to try taking pictures with an iPhone.
I did learn a few things from doing a dedicated photo session with an iPhone:
What I loved about the photowalk was seeing how other people would take shots of things you’d seen (or even taken photos of yourself) and made them amazing through attention to composition and detail (as well as some editing afterwards).
A couple of examples (theirs, not mine):
I took my own shot of these 2001-esque boxes, but Craig Rodway's emphasis on the colors and fearful symmetry were far better.
The tower was interesting, but against a unimpressive sky. Darrell Birkett made the most of its imposing structure.
To see the full set, check out the official Flickr set (my best pictures are there, while all of them are in a set in my own photostream). For those that are interested in attending a photowalk, join the group (and follow @npwalk) to stay in the loop.