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.
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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.
The Tekathon is a new and hopefully annual charity fundraising campaign organised by I Just Wanna Tek Gud Photos.
For our first Tekathon we set ourselves the target of £414 (£1 for every member of our Facebook group as of July 2014) in aid of The Children's Hospital Charity.
The Tekathon 2014 Banner
The fundraising comprised two main activities, firstly a photo walk around Sheffield where all who took part would make a donation, followed by an exhibition in Eten cafe in Sheffield launching in November 2014 where the photos we took would be offered for sale to further boost our contribution towards the charity.
The photowalk went ahead on the morning of Sunday 28th September 2014. We were very lucky with the weather considering it was September and the added excitement of the Great Yorkshire Run which was also going on in town at the same time made this a very memorable walk.
We'll be accepting donations until the exhibition closes so please do keep chipping in, link below.