For today’s @hiddenbradford #bradfordphotoaday challenge I decided to submit a photo of Baildon Hall, a private club, and normally I would have been able to take the photo on my way home. You can read my first post about the challenge here – marfell.me.uk/wordpress/?p=266However. However, during the day, I heard that Erice @NLA_infosec would be going to the @MAD_Bradford (mad-bradford.org/) session that night. I had a look at their website, spoke to Erica about it and decided that I would try it too.
I finished work later than usual and only just made it to Gumption before 6:00pm when the talk by Simon Barratt (@barog) of Four Door Lemon (@fourdoorlemon), a games development studio, was supposed to start. I needn’t have rushed, the sessions are very laid back and we migrated through to the room at about 6:20 I think, though no one was clock watching. The talk was interesting and quite interactive. I am not a great gamer but I still enjoyed it. After the talk I joined the Open Spaces group to chat about Open Source – that was the title/topic we had decided on but it was a general fun free for all that occasionally got back to Open Source – though I did leave early so for all I know it might have been more on topic later..
I know that hasn’t got much to do with Day 25 – Hall but it does explain why my photo of Baildon Hall was taken in the dark at 10:52pm. I did contemplate not taking a photo – it was raining – but now that I see the photo I am pleased that I did coz I think that it is quite nice:-
It might not look like it at night but that grass in front of the hall is green. The photo was taken from in my car with the camera on my Gorillapod using a 2 second self-timer and a 3.2 second exposure. This one was the clearest of the ones with a reasonable composition but it was very dark and has been brightened quite a lot on my PC. The others were either blurred (hanging the camera on the glass of the passenger window was perhaps not the most stable place) or the composition was poor – with the rain, cold, dark and the camera clinging delicately to the window, it was not the easiest to see what was going on in the viewfinder.