Light Night Leeds

I had heard that #lightnightleeds and #artinthedark was a brilliant light projection extravaganza with images projected onto buildings in the heart of Leeds and I wanted to get involved.

A friend told me about an opportunity to work with the team, so I took it.

The Light Night crew and Leeds City Council team met and the photographers were nominated areas of the city to take photos. I was allocated the Headroom, River Aire and the South Bank (Tetley Building) area.

I wasn't sure what to expect but Leeds was buzzing with people and there was a great family feel in the air.

Then the music started and the city lit up !

It was fantastic. I was running around Leeds trying to find venues that I had been allocated to, some of which I had never visited such as St. Anne's Cathedral, Opera North and the Tetley Building.

Wearing the 'stunning', white, high visibility vest, I could go anywhere and photo any event. Wow, living the dream. ha, ha.

I started at St. Anne's Cathedral and photographed the projected blazing sun, while a sound system pumped out captured radio wave signals. It was very impressive.

It was then that I realised how difficult it was; to photograph in low light levels, carry equipment, not trip anyone over while taking photos, and fiddle about with the settings on the camera in the dark.

Hmmmmmmmmm, I need more practice. But then I do like to push myself.

Here are some of the photos I took on the night of various events. Not bad for a first time in the dark but I think practice, practice, practice for this little monkey, enjoy !