Fleeting February

As February is a short month, I think I am entitled to a short post!

It's been a project-propelled month which has seen me cycling to Chigwell to cover another stage in the Vineyard process. I'd quite fancied the idea of working on a vineyard, but there is some serious labour involved, and you have to be dedicated to nurture your vines on a cold grey day in Essex!

I got a record five additions to the Downtime project under my belt. All can be seen on the projects page, but here are a couple of favourites:

I had great fun with Robbie on Brick Lane, despite the freezing conditions and the crowds! A lot of location/street photography is about patience, and it paid dividends as we got some perfectly placed passers-by. (There's a tongue-twister in there somewhere)

I had great fun with Robbie on Brick Lane, despite the freezing conditions and the crowds! A lot of location/street photography is about patience, and it paid dividends as we got some perfectly placed passers-by. (There's a tongue-twister in there somewhere)

A very proud Ray with a small selection of his butterfly collection. What this guy doesn't know about butterflies & dragonflies... His collection is to be bequeathed to The Natural History museum. Cool!

A very proud Ray with a small selection of his butterfly collection. What this guy doesn't know about butterflies & dragonflies...

His collection is to be bequeathed to The Natural History museum. Cool!

We had the private view for London Independent photographer's (crouch end group) this week; great turn-out and a wide variety of exemplary work. Scroll down for opening times etc.

I got asked to photograph another Somalian wedding party, which in itself is fine, but the organisation of some of these weddings is mind-boggling: I was initially asked if I was available around 1pm on the day of the party, but had assumed it was a no-go, until at 5.50pm I got the call to confirm. I got home just in time to change, get my gear together and arrive at the party for a 7 pm start! Seems you can pick up a photographer anytime, any place, any where!

It wasn't like a small party!

It wasn't like a small party!

Some other highlights were my mudlarking expedition which I have written about already, and a long-overdue visit to My old Dutch on Shrove Tuesday. I would advise going there with an empty stomach!

Flipping out on Shrove Tuesday.

Flipping out on Shrove Tuesday.

Marching on to, well, March... have a good one!

Amanda