Monday, 20 July 2009

Documenting An Eventful Saturdays Togging

Saturday (the 18th of July) just gone was one busy and fun day, strengthening contacts and making a load of new ones. Initially it was the day of Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk - second annual that is - which I was taking part in by joining the Newcastle Upon Tyne contingent of the event along with Dave my usual tog buddy.

We, being people that want to fit as much as we can into a days photography, decided also to get in some more shots and become more known amongst the North East Cosplayers who were doing gay pride in their own way (see below).

Gay Pride Cosplay Style

These guys are hilarious and we were able to spot Wally from "Where's Wally" outside the station.

Where's Wally Newcastle

We followed as they marched on their well trodden path around the anime shops with their gay pride banner.

Cosplayers March The Streets

The Photo Walk

Leaving the cosplayers to do their stuff, we headed to the quayside for the meet passing some buskers who were pretty good and took a snap - they posed too while playing :D

Buskers On The Quayside

Hard to think of different ways to take photos of a subject like the quayside that you have done times before, I ventured for the abstract mostly...

An Alternative View From Milennium Bridge

...which seems to work as "different" plus a bonus on the Millennium Bridge opening up to let a boat through.

Milennium Bridge Opened Up

I didn't take much else of worthiness from that point, sky was awful spoiling shots and to be honest I'd done the quayside before but happy with the few I did get. The group ventured onto the Gateshead side and the Sage which I hadn't been in before, so another bonus.

Gateshead Sage

Secret Installation?

Gateshead Sage Take 2

Then tried something really abstract in the Baltic Art Gallery entrance (and yes I know, it's not straight because I took it at an angle on purpose).

Baltic Entrance Abstract

And we came to the end of the Photo Walk event and people went their ways. A great day and great to see new faces and meet new photographers - and not just from this area as a couple had come down from Glasgow.

...But Our Photo Walk Continued...

I had some experimentation with a sinister looking underpass shot (and yes that's Dave, he's the sinister bit :D)...


Dark And Dank

...investigated a graveyard...

Graveyard Gate

...found an alien on a wall...

Wall Alien

...and finally a space invader to finish the day.

Space Invader From.......Newcastle

Can't wait for the next one, let's hope this one is as successful as last years or more and gets into the record books.

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At 17 November 2009 at 00:53 , Blogger info said...

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