MCM ComiCon London 2016

This was my first visit to ComiCon London, so had no idea what to expect except people in awesome costumes.

It was a lot of fun but the crowds were crazy, felt overcrowded for a ticketed event. Saw and met some great people, especially artists, and bought some original art, albeit that was a struggle with card readers using the overwhelmed phone network (and the wifi sucked I was told by vendors).

Hyper Japan 2016, oops

I used to attend Hyper Japan every year, it's great for candid pictures of people in fantastic costumes, so much colour and smiling faces.

So I went his year with high spirits for a day of great photography, first picture below, second picture...

"Memory full, no capacity"

What?!?

I'd left my memory card at home.

I had my iPhone too, but I've never been comfortable shooting street style candid pics with it, too slow compared to my beloved Ricoh GR.

Shirt stall

Shirt stall

View of the exhibitor floor from the balcony

View of the exhibitor floor from the balcony

The ever popular Japanese sweets (aka candy).  

The ever popular Japanese sweets (aka candy).  

There was also a Ricoh stand, which was a pleasant surprise, showcasing the Theta 360 camera. It's an interesting device, they had it on discount but still not tempting enough, maybe one day.

Had a great chat with the Ricoh reps and they had the interesting 3D viewer below, will have to see if I can find one online.

Nice compact side by side 3D image attachment

Nice compact side by side 3D image attachment

The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Gojira

The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Gojira

The best find for me was this Japanese silk fan, an officially licensed (from the Gojira perspective anyway) of a mashup of The Great wave of Kanegawa and Gojira! (aka Godzilla). Useful and awesome 👍

Penarth Photo Walk

I went along to my first meeting of the Cardiff Photography Club on Sat 18th June in Penarth.

The objective set for the photowalk was to find subjects with blue, rust and shadows; it was an over cast day so shadows were a challenge, but blue and rust were plentiful as you can see.

I realised eventually that many of my fellow photographers were wearing lots of blue...

It was a fun day meeting new people and making me stretch beyond the usual street photography, I look forward to the next meetup I can attend.

Note: the last four images were taken in Cardiff Town Center, so not actually part of the photowalk, but taken the same day heading home.