New Photos Added – Notting Hill Carnival 2011

After my visit to Scarborough, I took my first ever trip to the world-famous Notting Hill carnival in London. The Carnival was spread over two days, Sunday the 28th (Children’s Day), and Monday the 29th (Adults’ Day). I was only there for Adults’ Day. The Carnival is an explosion of colour, music, dancing, food and alcohol. Literally the entirety of Notting Hill is taken over, with the main parade going round the edges of the area, and the streets within it filled with people selling jerk chicken, pork, patties, goat, alcohol, as well as performers, some playing reggae music, some dub step, rap etc.

The photos were taken with my Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD, not my Canon, and although the composition isn’t perhaps as perfect as I’d normally like, I do believe the pictures convey the organised chaos that is the Carnival.

The photographs I took there have been added to their own page, which you can find by hovering on the ‘Gallery’ button, or simply click here.

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New Photos Added – Scarborough, August Bank Holiday 2011

As part of the things I got up to on August Bank Holiday this past weekend, I took a trip with the family to my hometown of Scarborough. I have now added he photos I took to their own gallery page here.  These photos are somewhat significant in that they are the first taken with my new Canon 600D/Rebel T3i. The photos cover the entirety of Scarborough’s foreshore, from the Castle at the northern end,  all the way to the Spa building at the southern end. Photos were mostly taken with the 18-55mm Kit lens, but some were also taken with a Canon ET-74 70-200mm f/4L USM lens.

I’m still getting used to the ins and outs of the new camera, and hopefully from here on out, the quality of photos taken on it will steadily increase, as I learn to better manipulate the camera. In the coming days, I’ll be doing a quick post about the camera, and my thoughts on it.

Also, keep a look out over the course of the week, as I’ll be uploading photos of my trips to Notting Hill Carnival and London.

Oliver