Jubilee Weekend - Alton, Staffordshire
Over the recent Jubilee weekend I was invited to take photographs of the Heritage Day and Street Party by Louie Young, who was helping run the events organised by Alton Community Events. This presented an opportunity to get out of my comfort zone creatively, which is never a bad thing. Given that my usual subject are mostly nature and landscape where I'm free to wander in solitude, the opportunity to photograph events and people was both a little daunting and exciting. It would also mean taking pictures inside of buildings, again not something I'd done much of. So it was a fantastic opportunity to go somewhere new and try things I hadn't before.
It was a great experience. The Heritage Day venues included St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Saint Peter's, Alton Methodist Church and the Roundhouse. Unfortunately, the rain forced the planned Street Party inside, relocating to a large tent on the grounds of Alton Castle. Not that the rain seemed to dampen attendees enjoying themselves!
It was a good learning experience. Some things I would do differently (and hopefully better!), found some areas of knowledge lacking, but came back with a new experiences, a little more confidence for these kind of events, and a bunch of pictures, a selection of which are below.
Oh, I also got some pictures published in the local paper