Channel Hastings Weekly 25 June 2009


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Channel Hastings Weekly 25 June 2009

  1. 1. 25 June 2009 CHANNEL HASTINGS BLOG Smile...St Leonards Festival Is Coming Soon! by Terry Russell CHANNEL HASTINGS BLOG JUN 24, 2009 09:52A.M. I Believe I Can Fly by A Roving Eye JUN 23, 2009 11:04A.M. The St Leonards Festival always brims over with great photographic opportunities and this year should be no exception. Here’s the official blurb: St Leonards Festival Saturday 11 July 2009 “This shot was a simple one to take. I was at the fun fair in Hastings with my children and I noticed the sky was looking interesting above these The fourth St Leonards festival celebrates the rich diversity of our swings. My daughter was already in the queue for this ride, so I adjusted community. Local bands, vocalists, dancers, comedians and community the shutter speed on my camera to around 1/1000 of a sec and simply groups bring entertainment to you from around the world. This is the waited for her to get airbourne and took about a dozen shots. On loading first opportunity for many of our new local artists to perform in front of a the images onto my computer I particularly liked this shot because of the large audience. angle of the Carousel roof and it was a bonus to see my daughter top left, whizzing behind the boy who believes he can fly...” A Roving Eye All age groups can enjoy the day - there is an exciting programme in the children’s marquee for the younger visitors; sports, skate boarding and Sumo wrestling for older children; a wonderful world market in Kings Road as well as entertainment all day long in Warrior Square, including The Real Thing, our headline band for all you real music lovers. This year’s highlights: * The Real Thing * The Swingin’ Elvises * The Kytes * Carnival Procession 1
  2. 2. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR YOU 25 June 2009 CHANNEL HASTINGS BLOG CHANNEL HASTINGS BLOG Go Erica! by Adam Piggott The Windmills Of Your Mind by JUN 22, 2009 11:01A.M. Guinevere JUN 21, 2009 12:55P.M. Round Like a circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel Never ending or beginning On an ever-spinning reel Like a snowball down a mountain Or a carnival balloon Like a carousel that’s turning Running rings around the moon Like a clock whose hands are sweeping Past the minutes of it’s face And the world is like an apple Whirling silently in space Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind... Photo by Guinevere “Erica Smith is running the New York City marathon on 1 November 2009 in aid of the Sara Lee Trust, an amazing local charity that provides complementary therapy and counselling to people in palliative care. CHANNEL HASTINGS BLOG She applied to do it because when she was training for the Hastings Half Dave Blackman 1961-2009 by Marathon she used to imagine she was running around New York’s Central Park. Parks like Alexandra Park in Hastings were very influential Andy Wilson on the design of Central Park. JUN 19, 2009 01:11P.M. Please take a moment to sponsor Erica and you can read Erica’s blog here.” Adam Piggott strobist info is SB600 through ezybox triggered by CLS 2
  3. 3. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR YOU 25 June 2009 CHANNEL HASTINGS BLOG The Lucky Ones by Adam Piggott JUN 18, 2009 11:42A.M. “I heard on Sunday that Dave suffered a heart attack during a gig on Saturday night and never recovered. Well known on the Hastings Music Scene since the late 70s when he played with the almost-successful Teenbeats - he’s never stopped playing the drums ever since, guesting for R&B (in the old sense) bands like Long Tall Shorty and playing drums and singing with his personal project The Blackman Brothers. I’m lucky to have called Dave a friend, and make no apologies for “The Lucky Ones from Hastings were lucky enough to be invited to play “spamming” this to nearly every Flickr group I’m a member of.” Andy at a fundraiser for Musicians For Deaf Ears at the Tower Theatre in Wilson Folkestone. It’s an amazing venue and behind the stage is a vast room full of scenery and props. I’ve been wanting to get a real vintage feel to On behalf of all the members of the Channel Hastings group on Flickr some promo shots of the band and this was perfect. There wasn’t much our thoughts and sympathies go out to his loved ones. space to move around but i managed to drag out a backdrop and the scene was set. We fooled around and tried lots of things, it was great fun.” Adam Piggott 3
  4. 4. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR YOU 25 June 2009 CHANNEL HASTINGS BLOG “On reading that ‘Film Titles’ was this month’s Channel Hastings Photo Challenge I had a quick think of my favourite films and wondered Three Colours...Red by Lin whether I could transform them into a photo. Gregory ‘Jules et Jim’ – hmmm, tough one to visualise. JUN 17, 2009 01:32P.M. ‘Bicycle Thieves’ – hmmm, possibly but rare to catch a thief in action – I presume they generally operate in the early hours. ‘Apocalypse Now’ – hmmm, I couldn’t think where I would start on this one. ‘On the Waterfront’ – hmmm, definite potential…. However, it was a place I had been several times before that got my visual senses tingling. The launderette on Queens Road was a beauty. Something in my head clicked, of course, ‘My Beautiful Launderette’. But, I had taken photos inside before, so I wanted to do something slightly different. Mrs Roving Eye was my prop. I suggested she gets inside one of the drying machine (as you do) and wave her feet about. Outside an audience “I’m not really a flower photographer but couldn’t resist the challenge of around ten had gathered to watch the surreal proceedings. when the poppies in my back garden opened. I caught it fresh before any bees had dropped any of the pollen onto the petals. Using a 60mm 2.8 On returning home up to the West Hill another film idea entered my macro I got in pretty close as I wanted to pull out the delicate layers of the petals contrasting to the velvety texture of the stamen. I used a fairly head, ‘My Left Foot’…” A Roving Eye small aperture to make sure it was all in focus - luckily it was quite bright so I was still able to use a fairly fast shutter speed to freeze any movement and hey presto - my first flower photograph on Channel CHANNEL HASTINGS BLOG Hastings!!” Lin Gregory Three Doors, Three Art Pieces CHANNEL HASTINGS BLOG by Sean Loram JUN 15, 2009 01:44P.M. My Beautiful Launderette by A Roving Eye JUN 16, 2009 10:50A.M. “Recently I was fortunate enough to have a guided tour of the old East 4
  5. 5. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR YOU 25 June 2009 Sussex County Asylum in Hellingly. The security guard had lots of history about the place as we walked through and stopped at the many rooms inside. The place is littered with graffiti, much of it very good. This room, I’m told, is the old children’s ward (correct me if I’m wrong). As you open all three doors leading away you are confronted with three seperate pieces of art all visible at once if you stand in the right place. The piece on the right is slightly similar to Renoir’s work, the bath however is real.” Sean Loram CHANNEL HASTINGS BLOG George Street by Mr Ig JUN 11, 2009 10:29A.M. “One of the great things about film photography is that it lessens the temptation to fiddle around; you can’t review what you’ve just taken, so you might as well take one shot and move on. This is one of those quickly-taken shots, composed by positioning the camera rather than looking through the viewfinder. The air hockey table seemed an ideal way of reflecting the bright colours of the arcade, and the logo on the table hopefully provides a focus too.” Mr Ig 5