Spring Outing to Huddersfield
Monday 26th March saw around a dozen members meet up for the Spring Outing. Due to a mix up in times, the event was changed at very late notice to be an evening shoot in nearby Huddersfield.
Members met just before 7pm in front of the fantastic Railway Station in the centre of town, there was plenty of inquisitiveness from the locals and we were nearly fortunate to be treated to a great sunset over the station, however the clouds ended up having only showing the faintest tinge of colour, but it was a great opportunity to discuss exposure and why filters can be important to balance the metering of the scene, but also the methods available to get around the limitations of the camera sensors to obtain an even exposure .
Next up was a short walk down to the Media Centre just off the ring road. The Media centre – A Modern glass clad building, is in contrast very different to the Victorian Architecture of the Railway Station, but none the less striking. As the last of the light was fading, the blue hour was discussed and how it can be brought out even after it appears very dark to the naked eye.
Finally we would venture on towards our last site for the night – the new University Building. The new extension to the university has great impact and can be seen from all directions from the ring road due to its use of lighting to accentuate the design especially at night. As great as it is however, it is very difficult to get a good composition from the ring road (without getting run over) and after trying a few different angles, a few members ventured into the University Campus where there were all sorts of compositions and shapes to take advantage of!!
The evening was finished off with a well earned drink and a chat about the nights photography in the Head of Steam pub back at the station, and despite the last minute venue change, All agreed it had been a great night and worth the trip over to a new location.
If you joined the outing and have any great images to add to the gallery please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.