Serendipity March 31st
Fast blown clouds over Hampton Wick make a map of the country. Tidying up the garden and something made me look up. No time to grab a camera but my phone was in my pocket. There for a couple of seconds and gone.
Something hopeful and magical on the last day of a bad month
Carry a camera or phone at all times
Amazing pictures are out there, waiting to be seen and captured.
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Delighted to see the announcement yesterday of the People's Choice winner at the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Voted for by joe public over the last few months I think it's my favourite ever WPOTY picture. Sam Rowley was shooting a story on mice on the London Underground when he lay down on a platform and captured this image of 2 battling mice. He calls it Station Squabble. Rowley's mice are not the scurrying little creatures we very occasionally catch sight of scuttling across a floorboard late at night or in a cosy corner of the garden shed. These guys are straight from Disney - standing anthropomorphically upright and duking it out for a tiny crum of food. Framed beautifully with the tunnel's dark arch looming behind and technically very very good with a tiny and unpredictable area of focus and the silhouetted fighters positioned perfectly. It's an incredibly surprising and magical image to set alongside the more traditional epic images of the exhibition.
WPOTY is always a fantastic exhibition and we'll be taking 60 or so of our older students over the next couple of months - travelling there on the same tube network and hoping for our own glimpse of something magical along the way. If you are thinking of visiting - perhaps over half term - timed entries keep the crowds to manageable levels but as with every major exhibition the key is to be the first people in at the beginning of the day and avoid weekends if at all possible. Ask your children to pick their 5 favourite images and tell you why they chose them - and then buy a big print of Station Squabble on your way out
St Mary's and St Peter's student Stefanos Antonatos wins Click Schools Photographer of the Year Award
Year 6 student Stefanos Antonatos submitted a bold and exciting portfolio to win the prestigious award and claim first prize of a Canon 4000D Dslr camera. It's the second time SMSP has won the top prize in the last 3 years. Second prize went to Sophie Claassen of Stanley school and Henry Pyatt of Trafalgar School won Third prize. Congrats to these three and to all of the talented students who entered.
Click students must submit a portfolio of 12 images to win the annual award and claim the first prize of a Canon Dslr. Entries to us by July 7th
DofE Mondays Summer 2018. Duke of Edinburgh students start the week with Click. 7 Mondays with trips to Teddington Lock, Kingston Bridge and a weekend jaunt to Portobello. Click the poster for more details
Click's exciting Summer Saturday morning course for adults announced.
More details and dates here
Brilliant fun at Hampton Court yesterday - helping out on one of Shooting Star's sibling days. If anyone's spirits needed lifting on a wet and windy morning the enthusiasm of our young photographers did the job. We had a majority of very young children and they were sensational - finding pictures everywhere and bouncing through the ancient courtyards. This small selection includes something from each of the 12 snappers