Saturday, 22 October 2011

Trowbridge Carnival

I've been brave!

Well, not that brave .... it's just that I've finally used my camera on something other than the automatic setting or one of the auto modes.  And which venue did I choose for my first venture away from the safe 'n easy camera setting?  Just a night time shoot of the Trowbridge Carnival with all the brightly lit floats, flourescent street lights and the walking entries which weren't illuminated at all.

I met up with my niece Laura, her husband Brian and their two children, Tinkerbell and Tweenie and one of Laura's friends and her two daughters.  And then started snapping away ....

..... in the end the photos weren't too bad but I ending up resorting to using flash for some of the ones of the children. I managed a couple of decent pics of my friend's daughter, Lauren, who was performing with her majorette troup 'Angels With Attitude!'

I won't bore you with all the photos (I took 108) but here's a selection so you can see how I got on.


  1. These are great!! :) Keep getting braver! I love seeing your progress!!!!

  2. What fun! And keep exploring, this is all very exciting, isn't it?

  3. brilliant, eileen, I have to admit that it takes a lot for me to move out of the "P" comfort zone, you are more adventurous than me, but worth it for some great pics. I love the carnival, have seen the A's with A at Devizes.

  4. well done these are brilliant! i especially love the hillbillies one, i'm still not getting it right every time i come out of auto but i'm learning everyday!

  5. Tnese are great - keep going as it's the only way to improve.