On the last Sunday of the school summer holiday I went to Warwick Castle with Emma, my friends Jo and Neil, and their daughter, Beth. Here are some things I saw and did. As usual, these are the highlights and there are more here.
|Warwick Castle's front door|
|Some of the inner workings of the castle's water mill|
|A peacock outside the water mill|
|Nobody tosses a rat|
|Helen Mirren was there too.|
|Is that painting yours? It's rubbish|
|A stained glass silhouette|
|Is this cheating?|
|There can be only one|
|A brave knight showing a ruthless stick no mercy|
|Mace + brain|
|You wouldn't argue with him|
|Can you spot t'wit t'who is in this photo?|
|Watchu lookin' at?|
|Ain't gettin' on no plane, fool|
|I can see you!|
|Emma, Beth, Neil, and a mediaeval siege weapon. Oh, and Jo.|
|I love the pose this guy is striking. Jus' chillin'|
|Something in his eyes transmits a primal desire to eat yours|
|I don't know these people, but they look comfortable|
|I'm pretty sure that somewhere on the piece of paper is the instruction "don't pull the sword out"|
I tried to be clever and get shots of the fireball as it flew through the sky, with the trebuchet and predicted landing spot in shot at all times. I had visions of quadratic curves in my head which could be overlaid on a grid and projected for my classes to see. Unfortunately, whilst my left-right estimations were almost nearly right, my up-down spatial awareness wandered off for a bit of a sit down, and the fireball is lost somewhere quite considerably out of shot. As a wide-angled shot, however, I really like it. If you head over to Flickr there's another shot that just catches the fireball on its way back down...
And then we went home.