This is about the fish or sixth of these Wedding Fayres we have done, they seem ever popular and it gives potential couples a good opportunity to meet vendors and see just what is on offer. we took a booking today and have some more consultations arranged over the next couple of weeks. As we have previously found, some dates are much more popular than others and we can’t be in two places at once!
A bit off the beaten wedding track, we took the children to Robin Hood Airport this afternoon to watch Vulcan XH558 land after a weekend away at displays. This might sadly be the last chance we get to see it in the air due to wedding commitments through the rest of the summer.
It makes me so unbelievably sad to think this is the last year anyone will ever see the magnificent Vulcan fly. I remember well as child visiting the then RAF Finningley to watch the air show and seeing not one but four of these magnificent aircraft take-off and perform a display. More impressive than the sight was the sound, if you think one is loud four was an out of body experience! It is a real shame that the companies who had the brains, determination, willpower and engineering skill to build these incredible machines 60 years ago haven’t got the guts to stand behind them today – shame on you all.
Reading the article on the Vulcan to the sky website http://www.vulcantothesky.org/history/post-flight/end-of-flight-2.html the decision is not one taken by the operators of XH558 but one made by the “technical authorities” and it would appear reading between the lines that this is a decision made on financial grounds. If the XH558 is to spend the rest of her time encouraging young people to follow a career in engineering it make one wonder what sort of message this sends out, “too difficult” or “there isn’t any money in engineering”, seem to be two possibles, neither of these strike me as good adverts when trying to divert bright young things away from other careers and into engineering.
Images totally unrelated to Wedding Photography but following the decision by Apple to discontinue support of Aperture 3 (thanks Apple!) I like many have been testing out a number of image editing software alternatives. The above image was quite fun to produce from a very ordinary looking capture and shows the power of some of the applications currently on the market even if it doesn’t really reflect typical wedding day image! These are all from 2008 prior to the demolition of the towers at Tinsley. I still miss seeing them every time I pass that way, to be fair the concrete was breaking down with some sizeable pieces missing but…
The final picture below is a scan from a print I have of some of the original builders of one and possibly all of the seven cooling towers that once stood at Tinsley. The two towers demolished in 2008 shown above in my pictures were numbers 6 and 7 built between 1937 and 1938, it is just possible that one of these gentlemen is still around though they will be in their late 90’s at least. If anyone knows who any of these gentlemen in the picture are I’d be interested to hear from you.