Last weekend was the fourth annual Worldwide Photo Walk and as this was the first year that someone's taken the initiative and decided to lead one in Manchester, I thought I'd give it a whirl. In fact there wasn't one, but two this year! A bit like buses, or policemen.... Anyway due to commitments on Saturday I joined Lesley Chalmer's group on Sunday. It was quite an eclectic bunch - I think there were around 35-40 of us in total. It was also on the same day as the TUC march and the Conservative party conference began. Fortunately Lesley chose a route and times that managed to keep us away from any trouble (30 odd photographers wandering round the streets as a pack with all that going on would definitely have attracted attention from the Old Bill). I have to stay that I didn't really shoot that much as I went more for the social aspect, and the light was pretty dull.
I did take a few minutes to play with my Singh Ray Vari-ND to get the image of the wheel at the top. Hand held at 1/4 sec and the logo is tack sharp - the yoga has been paying off.... ;-) And the bottom image is a hand held 5 frame HDR. I would have taken my tripod but the 10 pack of ball bungees that I use for strapping my tripod to my rucksack appears to have cannibalised itself - I have one left!
All in all it was a pleasant afternoon out and fun nattering with other photographers, professional and otherwise.