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Strolling the Olympic Space – 2012

Strolling the Olympic Space – Except my reminiscence has failed me (which it usually does nowadays) the 2 day course I ran on Saturday twenty first April 2012 and Sunday twenty second was my final formal instructing session. I feel I’ve turned down a number of requests to run workshops since as they’re fairly tiring.

I can’t keep in mind precisely how the course took place, however the venue was the View Tube, now run by Poplar HARCA for the area people, which had opened on the Greenway overlooking the London Olympic web site in 2010, as a restaurant and schooling centre. A set of brilliant yellow bins it then had an higher flooring viewing space overlooking the constructing web site.

Walking the Olympic Area - 2012

I’d been photographing the realm on and off since 1982 – and you’ll see most of the photos I took on a web page, The Lea Valley. I feel the course may have begun with me exhibiting a few of these photos and speaking about them earlier than taking the individuals out for some pretty quick walks round Stratford and Stratford Marsh, or at the least these areas nonetheless open to the general public. The images listed here are all from the 2 days of the course.

Walking the Olympic Area - 2012

Travelling throughout London to the realm I needed to give myself loads of time in case there have been any journey delays, so I arrived nicely earlier than the course was as a consequence of begin on each days and was capable of stroll round and make a number of photos then.

Walking the Olympic Area - 2012

Whereas main the scholars across the space I used to be primarily concerned with facilitating them making photographs, however did handle to make a number of for myself, and I feel I additionally stayed on a little bit after the day completed for some extra.

On the Saturday we went alongside the southern fringe of the location and into Stratford Westfield and as much as the John Lewis viewing space earlier than returning for a lunch break for the scholars after I made some panoramas near the View Tube whereas consuming my sandwiches. Components of the realm have been fairly crowded with others who had come to view the location. Happily there have been significantly fewer on the workshop than on this image.

After lunch I took everybody alongside the Greenway, into Fish Island, throughout Outdated Ford lock, down the towpath to Bow Flyover after which to Pudding Mill Lane station.

We met once more on Sunday morning at Pudding Mill Lane station. Once more I’d arrived early and had already made some photos earlier than the stroll started up the Greenway to Hackney Wick, by means of Fish Island to White Posts Lane earlier than returning over Outdated Ford Lock to the View Tube.

I had requested these participating to work with digital photographs – and I feel virtually all had executed so. Lunchtime gave them an opportunity to evaluation the photographs they’d made and we then have been capable of see and focus on the work, although sadly we may solely see the photographs fairly dimly because the instructing space, though it had a pleasant giant contact display screen, had no blinds on its home windows.

You may see extra of the photographs I made on the 2 days on My London Diary, together with among the panoramic photographs. All my photos have been taken on a Nikon D700 digicam, I feel all with the laser-sharp Nikon 16-35 f4.0 lens. The panoramas have been made with the identical lens, taking a sequence of 5-10 exposures and digitally stitching these collectively utilizing PTGui software program, most likely probably the most highly effective and versatile picture stitching utility accessible. Photoshop now does a good job with easy panoramas however has fewer choices.

Panoramic photographs don’t show nicely on this weblog, so aside from the one on the prime of the publish exhibiting the View Tube you will have to go to My London Diary to see extra. Most of these I took exhibiting the precise Olympic web site on these two days are panoramic.
Olympic Course Day 1
Olympic Course Day 2

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