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Ewen Rankin and The British Tech Day out on the SVR

Well this photography lark has really taken hold and thanks to my fascination with all things mac and techy there’s is something called the ‘British Tech Network’ run by a chap called Ewen Rankin who is a professional photographer by day!

Anyway after a few ‘tweets’ Ewen offered to give me a bit of tuition on the subject! It sort of ‘escalated’ a bit and in the end there was 12 of us rattling around the trip between Bewdley and Bridgnorth!


Ewen has two great kids called Ellis and Briney (whom i have to add are a credit to you) and by the time we had frightened all the other passengers out of one end of the carriage they all sat together and then ‘Nursery School master Samantha’ got them all organised and started on the picnic!

Eventually we managed to entertain the kids in a graveyard of all places and that left us ‘grown up’s. (I use the term loosely!) to play shutter speeds and f stops etc.


Then we got the chuffa back down the line and stopped off at Highley for a bit of Lunch and a look at the engines there (and of course a playground!)

By the end of the day I think I’m happy with my skill level for now and am now at the stage where I’m just going to take lots of photos and enjoy it! Annoyingly (and encouraging at the same time!) Lexi seems to have a ‘good eye’ for the subject. I’ve given her my old Sony cyber shot and she takes quite unusual angles and subjects and they make great images! Maybe there is some talent in the family after all!

Anyway, I’ll stop waffling on and let you guys take a look at some of the results.


A big thanks to Ewen, Sharon, Ellis and Briney, together with Beaver, Sam, Ben, Jessica and Bens’s mate




Look forward to doing it again sometime soon! Ewen and co, it was a pleasure to meet you all and thanks again for a fun day out as well as the tuition.

Here’s a link to the British tech network, if you are even remotely into tech of any sort you’ll find a show on here that will be hooked on!








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