MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – WEEK 10

This week work duties took me to Beverley [posh Hull], so I finally had a chance to visit the Beverley Art Gallery and Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

The day was filled with positive people anyways, but as I made my way to the exhibition it got better and better.

I came across a man dressed as a banana. Not just an ordinary banana – he was a Fairtrade Banana. I approached him, asked for a selfie and had a little chat. He was there to spread the word about Fairtrade Fourthnight [fun-filled highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries].

He directed me to the shop just few meters away from his hot spot. The shop was selling Fairtrade products, giving away free banana and a free drink from nearest coffee shop.

The shop also had some artwork displayed, but I am not 100% sure about its origins..just indulge in the art of its own…[excuses, excuses]

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Next stop was the Beverley Art Gallery/Treasure House/Library [as locals directed].

At the entry a welcoming security guard directed everyone and Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition wasn’t the only thing to look at.

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In the Library area a textile sculptures of wild animals, impressive classic artwork that permanently lives in the Beverley Art Gallery, a taxidermy fox that was little too cute and smaller exhibition of a wildlife/urban life photographs by the younger generation.

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It was quite overwhelming – the pants sculpture was a wonderful thing to look at and the massive painting that was way to big to be captured without a distortion.

The place was packed with people, seems like a popular art gallery and so happy to see so many visitors at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

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I had a lot of excitement for the visit of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years [a bold statement on the Beverley Art Gallery website].

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And it had my 100% attention through out. I was reading nearly every single caption, stared at every single print for ages. In between I had to sit down and figure out what shots could do justice to this fantastic exhibition.
I even shared my comments and compliments with other viewers – I never do that.

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This particular image took my breath away – it was beautifully captured meadow in a sunrise. The black seeds looked so three-dimensional that I wanted to wipe them away with my hands.
My photograph of this master piece and success of capturing a moment is not even close to what it looks like in the gallery, but I had to record it and point out that it needs a special attention [see – you all have to visit the exhibition now].

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Also – it was very interesting to see what camera, lens, settings and extras have been used to get to that winning photograph – some of them truly remarkable shots.
Popular amongst photographers – Canon Mark III and Canon Mark 1D [off course] and 15 mm lens [definitely will do my research].

This week has been mental-busy-manic-crazy, so I was lucky to have that spare time to follow my weekly challenge and Beverley is so lovely. It is nearly Hull, it is posh Hull and City Of Culture is spreading even in Beverley.

See you next week!!!!!

 

 


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