January 2015 - Urban Splash are now most of the way through the redevelopment of Park Hill Flats and there is now only 1 of the 5 phases left to be redeveloped, so we saw this as our last opportunity to have a look around what was left of the original streets in the sky.
We met on what was a chilly but sunny morning at the top of the amphitheatre behind the train station and then slowly walked down and back up the frontage before venturing into the concrete skyways. Most of the flats are boarded up now which gave it a lot of atmosphere, albeit a much different feel to when 1000 people lived there. We talked a lot about 'leading lines' whilst taking our photos, so hopefully you will see a few in our selection of shots.
There is a section at the bottom of this page for comments if you have any feedback, let us know what you think of our photos.
The full set is here, but here are my highlights:
The rest are on Flickr!
I Just Wanna Tek Gud Photos is an open (and free) group for photographers based in and around Sheffield. If you would like to join us on a future outing have a look on our Upcoming Outings page to find out where we're going next.
7th September 2014 - For our monthly outing for September we set out to find the fabled 'Little John's Pool' and although we didn't manage to find it we still had a lovely morning scrambling around in the forest. Here are some of the photos we took.
The Photo Walk
Date: Sunday 28th September 2014
Time: Meet at 10:00am - start walking at 10:30
Meeting Place: Steps of Sheffield City Hall, Barkers Pool
Theme: Sheffield's history
Suggested donation for taking part: £5
Facebook event link (please invite others and share): https://www.facebook.com/events/621385664624677/
The Official Route: Click here to download and print it.
Eten Cafe, Sheffield City Centre next to the Sheffield Cathedral
Starts 2nd November 2014 and runs for 2 months
What is being exhibited?
Photos taken on the photo walk by those who took part. The layout will be simple A4 prints of images - no frames - scrapbook style. There will be no limit to the number of photos per participant. Prints will be offered for sale throughout the exhibition for a fixed price (TBC) - takings go towards the charity. The exhibition is supported by our friends at the International Digital Media Academy (IDMA)
More details on how to take part further down this page.
About our chosen charity:
The Children's Hospital, Sheffield is one of only 4 stand-alone children’s hospitals in the UK. The charity’s role is to provide over and above the standard NHS provision, enhancing the hospital and matching world class equipment with existing world class expertise.
Our hospital is a Centre of Excellence in many areas. Over 245,000 patient journeys are made to our hospital a year, helping children from our region, the UK and worldwide to receive the best care possible.
Our current Make it Better appeal, is to transform the children’s hospital as we know it. We aim to raise £10 million regionally by 2016 so we can create an environment which helps our children get better more quickly, with privacy to recover from painful surgeries. We want to provide world-class facilities with the world-class expertise already provided.
Ways to donate:
Online using this Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/tekathon2014
Cash on the day in the charity buckets
Buy a print at the exhibition
£414 - That's just £1 for each member of the Facebook group (as at 15/07/2014)
The walk (route here) will take roughly 2 hours to get around and since it will be entirely within Sheffield city centre it will be pushchair/wheelchair friendly and very easy going. We have planned regular stops at interesting locations with insights into Sheffield's history provided along the way.
Everyone is welcome to take part; all skill levels and the more the better. Remember this is for a good cause and as with all of our outings you will have the opportunity to get to know and learn from other photographers whilst you tek you photos.
We will work with the cafe to try to make sure that you are informed about any sales of your photos, if any of your prints are unsold at the close of the exhibition they will be yours to collect and keep.
Any questions, comments or suggestions please post in the comments below or the forum/facebook group.
Please share this with everyone you know! Our fundraising target is high and it's for a great cause. The sharing buttons below will help you to spread the word on facebook, twitter and Google+.
Thank you for your support!
July 2014 - Despite a chilly and slightly rainy start to the morning we had a very successful trek through the slightly tricky footing of Wyming Brook. Spectacular scenery and stunning water flowing through the brook were the rewards on offer.
Here are a few of the snaps...
June 2014 - As a group this was our second visit to Sutton Scarsdale hall, the shell of an imposing stately home in Derbyshire, but a few new faces meant we could all see the old place from a fresh perspective. Here are a selection of the photos we came home with.
May 2014 - By special arrangement the group was provided exclusive access to Wortley Top Forge, an industrial museum based in a 17th Centure Iron Forge. We were treated to a personal tour by the volunteers plus tea and biscuits, then we were left to wander around the facsinating buildings taking photos as we went along.
For more about Wortley Top Forge and their event schedules visit their website here. They are also running a photography contest which may be of interest.
Below are a few of our best photos from the day.
February 2014 - It's been a few months since we had a good old fashioned walk outdoors so we set a date and met up for a walk around Langsett Reservoir. It didn't rain much but it was dull and cloudy and extremely windy, but at least we got to walk a few miles and meet a few new people along the way.
Here are a few of the photos we took on that windy winter Sunday morning.
January 2013 - Our first outing in 2013 was a gentle stroll around the beautiful Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We managed to spend a fairly decent amount of time out and about until the rain came along and put and end to the photography, fortunately YSP also has a nice coffee shop!
September 2013 - As a bonus outing a few of us took a stroll up the Chesterfield Canal starting at Kiveton Park, here are some of the snaps.
August 2013 - Since YorkMix magazine were running a competition to get the best photo of York we decided to head up there and have a go at taking our own. Here are a few from that trip.