Thursday, 28 February 2019

Gandeys Circus Aintree Liverpool 18/2/19
Aintree Liverpool 18/2/19
Author ©David Lydiate Supporter Of #Bloodwise_uk


I was given permission to photograph Gandeys Circus at Aintree Racecourse.
I use my work to raise awareness  for the charity Bloodwise, 
formerly known as Leukaemia And Lymphoma Research.

See reports below for more details/enlarge image for a detailed report of proceedings and how fantastic Gandeys Circus is,
the second report is a more technical analysis of how I took the pictures assisted by my chaperone. 
Both reports make reference to Bloodwise 

Acts Make Entrance 

Member Of The Havana Troupe Is Captured 
Performing A Spectacular Routine 

A Contortionist Who's Positions And Stretching Defied Belief.

Three Daredevil Motorbike Riders Perform In An Enclosed Dome aka Wall Of Death

A Variety Of Acts Of Consistent Quality Provided Entertainment Throughout The Performance

A Singer With A Breathtaking Vocal Range

The Watching Crowd Were Highly Entertained By A Clown And Ringmaster Adding Comedy Between Each Act

More From The Variety Of Top Quality Performances 

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Terracotta Warriors Exhibition World Museum William Brown St Liverpool 8/8/2018 & Chinese Culture In Liverpool

Terracotta Warriors 8/8/2018

World Museum, William Brown St, Liverpool

Using My Photography To Raise Awareness For The Charity Bloodwise #Bloodwise_uk

The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife.
The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE,[1] were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong County, outside Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Estimates from 2007 were that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits near Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum.[2] Other terracotta non-military figures were found in other pits, including officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians.

Photographic Restrictions
No flash photography was allowed at the exhibition, which I understood and respected.

The lighting was very atmospheric but of a very low-key nature.
Given the restriction regarding flash I had to make compromises, therefore I had to select a highly sensitive Iso rating, that would react to the low-key lighting sufficiently (iso 3200, normal iso is between 100-400) and use a wide aperture to let as much light in as possible. By having to compromise, my images were not as sharp as I would have liked, and had increased noise (grain, appeared to have a rough texture and lack the quality that I normally produce), noise reduction was used when  processing, but images can show lack of sharpness if taking this process to the extreme. Obviously I could not set up a tripod, due to the crowds. I used a small Canon compact, which proved very useful in tight corners. I enjoyed the exhibition and the challenge of working under these conditions.

Chinese Culture In Liverpool
Following on with the theme of Chinese Culture the photographs below depict the Chinese Arch in Berry St Liverpool, as part of Liverpool's China Town And a Pagoda taken in Festival Gardens.

The exhibition in World Museum, William Brown St Liverpool was an ideal photographic opportunity to raise awareness for The Charity Bloodwise, formerly known as Leukaemia And Lymphoma Research. The exhibition was very popular. 
Photographs taken By And Copyright Holder ©David Lydiate
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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Pirate Festival -Pirates On The Dock - Liverpool 2018

~~~~Pirate Festival~~~~ 
15th & 16th  September 2018
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool


Photographs Used To Raise Awareness For Bloodwise 
#Bloodwise_uk #Bloodwise_north 

Tourists Take A Boat Ride 
Around The Royal Albert  Dock At The Event

Drummers Entertain At Pirates Parade

Mermaid Waves To Camera 
And Is Photographed With Jugglers Further Below 


The Hangmen

Pirates Pose For Photographs

Pirate Battle Royal Albert Dock