The Big Bournemouth Freeze - Bournemouth's answer to Improv Everywhere - Dorset Event Photographer Robert Whetton

by Robert Whetton 11. February 2010 12:31

Around Christmas time I received an invite on Facebook to join a group called The Big Bournemouth Freeze. So I checked it out and thought it would be a pretty fun thing to photograph, but I decided as there were people saying they would video it, that I'd take candid shots of the unaware public.

Thanks to Tim Wilson for organising this, you can check out the video here.

And here are some of the photographs I took.

The photographer from the local paper (Bournemouth Echo). Not sure if it got in the paper or not.

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



The unaware public.

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



I think this guy's girlfriend was participating (or he likes pink and has 2 phones).

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



Blatantly unimpressed by the whole thing!

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



Clearly bemused.

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



Local Radio

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



The Videographer

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



These girls loved this guy

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



Overall a good turn out of people, hopefully next time (yes there is another in the works) more people who say they'll turn up will actually attend.

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Project 365 Sunday update but on a Monday #5

by Robert Whetton 8. February 2010 23:10
Wow and I thought last week was crazy! I only just managed to find the time to get some of these shots. I wasn't able to blog this last night as I was busy shooting Canford Schools choir and orchestra, and before that was at The Southern Strobist Meet shooting, so the time I got back and backed up the shots from the day I was beat..

Shooting through a Telescope with a DSLR is not a fun thing to do I found out on Day 32. You can get adaptors for them, but as I am only borrowing the telescope, I don't want to outlay that kind of money just for a couple of shots of the moon. So I just put my Sigma 28mm 1.8 on my camera and did the best I could. I was hoping for more time, but the sky quickly filled with clouds and this is the clearest shot I could manage.
365 Project 1 photograph a day for a year. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer


Time this week has not been my friend and I've found my self with less time to actually shoot than I would have liked. So Day 33 is of my Laptop with all the CF cards that have been backed up and are waiting formatting in my camera.
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Another shot from my parents garden for Day 34, Not sure how the side of the pot cracked, but its pretty interesting seeing how the roots have grown inside.
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Windows 7 start up screen is the subject for Day 35. I've had so many headaches with WiFi on this OS, I'm not sure why Microsoft insists on changing stuff that works perfectly well in a previous OS. I have now hopefully seen the back of any troubles after a long trouble shooting session.
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Friday I hooked up with Julie Arthur another photographer in my area. We hit Bournemouth square and surrounding area for a spot of candid photography. Day 36 is this unaware young lady walking through enjoying the rare sight that is the sun in these winter climes. I particularly like her Star Wars t-shirt.
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Having shot the previous night at Mr Kyps. I decided to go hang out at Champions with Dan Renton from Dorset Rock Online. We took in some of the bands playing in this years battle of the bands. And we also bumpped into many performers who we knew. So Day 37 is Dan from The Other Half and Dan from Dorset Rock Online.
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Day 38 Southern Strobist Meet. Photographers outnumbered the models - so was 2-3 Photographers per model, some hogged their model, others were good enough to share. This is MayBeth she teaches Dance and enjoys amateur modelling.
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Project 365 Sunday update #4

by Robert Whetton 1. February 2010 01:42
Yep its that time again! I can't believe how fast the past week has passed, but then I've been crazy these past 7 days, to be honest I don't know how I got round to taking a shot every day..

Monday 25th busy day, nearly forgot to take a shot! Luckily I remembered, sun was going down, so I ventured out of the office and into the garden armed with my plastic fantastic, I reversed the lens so it turned it into a 50mm macro and hunted for an interesting shape, so here it is Day 25, I have no idea what this plant is called LOL.
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I spotted these garden ornaments in my mums conservatory, so a quick 2 flash set up for a quick and dirty shot to get me by for Day 26. Flash to left is bounced off of white A4 and flash to right is bounced off bare pine wall.
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Day 27 the 2nd of the 2 ornaments from the conservatory, this time natural light and my plastic fantastic @ 1.8.
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My snack for Day 28, again a dirty 2 flash set up. Left flash is bounced off my laptop screen for a little fill and main flash on the right is shooting through a Tesco bag.
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The moon was the biggest it was going to appear in 2010 (I didn't know this then) but the way it lit up the garden was fantastic. I love the way the frosty greenhouse panes defuse the moon light.
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2nd from last day of the month and Day 30, I returned to the same spot I took the bulb with my 50 last week, but this time I stopped it down to f/10 before reversing it to give me more depth of field when shooting the bud.
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What a fun day this has been, on Facebook a group was trying to arrange an event like improveverywhere.com. 300 people signed up to say they would attend, but in reality it was more like 70 people in total. Some great poses held by people for 5 minutes.
This guy was in the square, how ironic! a pro statue unaware that 20 minutes from when I took this shot that there would be 70 people doing exactly the same as he was! Day 31 and last day for January, a Pro Statue Performer.
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Project 365 Sunday update #3

by Robert Whetton 25. January 2010 00:02
Ok so another week, wow these are moving fast!

My Walkman is kinda redundant now I have my iPhone.. the only real advantage it has is battery life and seeing my push bike is in dire need of some TLC before I can ride it again it's just been lying about. So here it is day 18, my Sony Walkman (I Photoshopped the screen in)
365 Project 1 photograph a day for a year. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer


I got this funky torch for chrimbo, its an LED light with a tripod built in, the head can tilt through 90 degrees so its pretty handy and bright. Day 19.
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Many moons ago, ok roughly 9 years ago I used to play a game called Magic the Gathering or MTG for those in the know. Wednesday saw a return for me of playing a booster draught (but this was a draught with a slight tilt, we weren't playing with fresh packs of cards, but instead with all the good cards from over the years.). I enjoyed playing again and we're aiming to play every 2nd wednesday in the month, so roll on Feb. Day 20 is the 2 stu's having a duel (but only Stu in the photo).
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I didn't do or go anywhere exciting for Day 21, so I decided I would draw a day 21 and then photograph that.
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Day 22 saw me pulling my hair out. I decided to finally install Windows 7 Ultimate. Oh boy.. trying to get my WiFi working was a complete ball ache, it took all of 25 minutes for Win 7 to install, and then several hours of trouble shooting, downloading driver after driver on my laptop to try and get my WiFi working.. trouble was the TCP/IP 6 protocol, soon as I disabled it, bam! it worked. Microsofts best OS to date? MY ARSE! it is pretty responsive though.
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Ok so Day 23 is kind of a cheat, this is also for a competition on an online forum Hexus.net where people have to take a photograph for the title "Beginnings" using their Canon 50 1.8 MKII
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So Day 24 I had a concept all worked out, I'd shot it and was going to roll with it, but, when Maisy had to do her home work the images I was seeing just had to be captured through the lens. So this is it, the past 7 days.
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