Another event to add to the events calendar which I do hope will be annual. People gathered for the summer solstice to perform 108 sun salutations on the new pier at Hastings and what a beautiful spectacle it was.
I posted photos of this development a couple of years ago when, between Crowhurst, Bexhill and Hastings, there was a mud bath with random bridges crossing the countryside. The town was up in arms because of the destruction to the marsh land. Well, with more and more cars, we do need more roads. This link road that keeps traffic off of the seafront gets me to work in a third of the time (selfish, I know) and the council are doing a great job at opening up the surrounding countryside with bridle, bike and foot paths. I like it.
Can’t believe I’m keeping this going – much more consistent than my normal self.
Week 22 of 366 challenge
Keeping wild animals captive will always be a contentious issue but… we’re not keeping them very well in the wild so luckily, some institutions are making great efforts to ensure endangered species continue to reproduce in relatively comfortable and engaging environments. Aspinall’s Foundation have two sites in the south of England where it would seem every effort is made for the animals to be held in large enclosures with nature all around them. I have always gone to Port Lympne which closer to where we live but this time, I thought I’d take a drive out to Canterbury to visit Howlett’s. Both are great parks but both are good for different reasons. Although the gorillas were very dozy on the day I went, albeit shaded from the sunny weather, I thought there was much better viewing of elephants at Howlett’s.
And, both parks do special photography packages that I may have to seriously consider one of these days.
Posted daily on Facebook and collated here at the end of the week.
Well, the brave young girl, not being scared off after her first modelling session a couple of weeks ago, volunteered to come back for a second freezing. It may look a beautiful sunny evening but damn, that wind was cold – poor girl.
Her second time modelling, my second time shooting this kind of thing. Maybe when I’ve done a few more, I may be able to be more selective – I have whittled these 30 down from over 200.
A BIG thank you to Conrad Lee once again for organising everything and inviting others along.