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I am Rod Wynne-Powell, and this is my way to pass on snippets either of a technical nature, or related to what I am currently doing or hope to be doing in the near future.

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Monday, 12 January 2009

Kit's 60th Birthday Party & Mother Goose

Having taken photos at Gordon Hickie's 60th Birthday party, I was still invited to join Kit Greveson at hers, which meant I had obviously not blotted my copybook. The venue was a hospitality suite at the Hackney Empire at the last night of their production of Mother Goose. But first we all met up at Crouch End to join a coach, which resulted in a certain amount of turmoil for other buses and coaches due to the restricted width of the road! But it was all goodnatured.

Arriving at the theatre we set up the food and drink, and then I brought out the camera and tried to capture the atmosphere and faces of the guests. The greatest difficulty taking pictures at the event was the nature of the lighting, it was all spotlight downlighters, resulting in bright foreheads and dark shadowed eyes, but I did my best to capture the ambience.

Once Kit had blown out her candles, and given a short speech explaining we had to clear away before leaving, we all moved to the theatre proper and took our seats for the show. Although for obvious reasons there was a ban on flash photography, I had hoped that since I was not using flash, I would be exempt, but was soon disabused of this belief, but I did manage to at least capture something to say we had visited the show. The music and singing was superb, and our group responded loudly to the compere's announcement of Kit's 60th to the audience.

Thank you Kit for a wonderful evening, I hope you enjoy my record of the event.

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