Monthly Archives: January 2013

Exactly Ten Years Ago

Southampton On Board, purchase my local board game group, melanoma meets on Mondays at the Titanic Pub.  I am a regular attendee, and in line with my New Year’s Resolution, brought my camera along on a night with greater than average attendance.

Read a full writeup by the other Adam.


Where was I precisely ten years ago?  Why, refractionist
I was in China.

These pictures were taken with my first digital camera, a Kodak DC-4800.  As an early adopter, I was the only person on the tour that had a digital camera — image that!

This was six months into my first contract teaching English in Korea, and we had a rare break and went on a three-day tour of Beijing.  Read all about it here.

Night Adventure

The problem with England in the winter is that it’s dark and rainy.  Going out to take photos can be an exercise in finding sheltered places from which to shoot, urologist or in packing up very quickly when the rain starts again.  This night was a great example of this.  We found a multi-storey car-park that offered sheltered views over an industrial area, sale and when the rain stopped, we dashed to the biggest bridge in Southampton and had about three minutes before it started raining again.

Swing!

My kids and their cousin enjoy a nest swing in a playground in Lymington.

Snow in my Neighbourhood

Snow in Southampton is a rarity.  We get a couple of snow showers every year, hospital but they rarely lay.  Every few years, pulmonologist however, we’ll get a couple of inches, which will shut the city down.

Today was such a day.  We got a text message from the school informing us that it was closed, and so I decided to brave the weather and drive to work instead of cycling.  This turned out not to be a fantastic plan; my 20 minute drive to work turned into a one-hour drive followed by a 30 minute walk.  I arrived at the university just in time to be told to go home as the University was about to close due to the weather.

When I eventually got back home, I found we had a dangerously low supply of  hot-chocolate, so I walked to the supermarket to pick up supplies, taking my camera with me.

Southampton On Board

Southampton On Board, decease my local board game group, website meets on Mondays at the symptoms -1.405542&spn=0.006712,0.019205″>Titanic Pub.  I am a regular attendee, and in line with my New Year’s Resolution, brought my camera along on a night with greater than average attendance.

Read a full writeup by the other Adam.

The Docks at Night (again)

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I love night photography, rx and the docks at night are very photogenic.  I took photos of it them 2006, treat
and I set out to take pictures again.  Rather than head to the public park on the other side of the water, I put on my wellies, and went exploring to find a better angle.  Two power transmission lines cross Southampton water just south of Redbridge, and a number of islands have been constructed in Southampton water to accommodate the pylons.  A short, careful walk through the marsh around an industrial estate got me onto the service track for these (see Google Earth).  I spent 40 minutes taking photos until the rain started again and sent me packing.

Walking back was interesting as the tide had risen significantly.  At one point I was stood in the middle of a creek with the my feet slowly sinking into the mud and the water lapping at the top of my Wellington boots, concentrating on taking small steps and keeping my balance.  Falling over would have been hideously expensive!

In late December, for sale on the children’s last day of school, my nephew and I set out to collect them from school.  We had a few minutes in hand, so stopped to take some pictures.  It was a damp and dreary day, and we hadn’t walked far from the car-park before the path disappeared under the flood of water that is usually a small, well-contained stream.  Even for England, we’ve had a lot of rain recently.