England, Here I Come (Again)

Well, it's autumn again.  Queue the usual trip over to England (funny, that...).  Once again, work beckoned me to London and, much to my delight, Cambridge.  Well, I say Cambridge, though that's a bit of a stretch.

Hinxton.  Population 315 souls.  Also home to one of the largest genome sciences facilities in the world, and the host of a wonderful conference called 'BioData World'.  Now, I wasn't about to stay in Hinxton for the week (or Cambridge, for that matter), so I took up residence in my usual digs in central London and took the train in to work every day.

Wonderful, the National Rail service, innit?  Ahem.

Anyway, in addition to a very fruitful bit of work, there were a few other highlights on this trip.  After the last morning of the meeting, I hurried back to Liverpool Street Station, quickly made my way to St Pancras, and took the train out to Dover in Kent to do a bit of walking.  I made the ~4 mile trek from Dover to St Margaret's Bay, which provides some of the most stunning scenery you're ever likely to see.  What's more, I had absolutely stellar weather to accompany me.  This is a walk that I remember doing with my parents when I was about 10, and so there was some sentimentality to the trip, as well.

The second highlight was an absolutely smashing good time had with Andy Spencer and Daniel Cuthbert, roaming the streets of east London, drinking a few pints, and generally having a wonderful day out.  Thanks guys!  You made the trip very special.  And Tom, we missed you, buddy!

I took a little less gear with me this time; less than usual, anyway.

I shot the Leica M-E, primarily with the Voigtlander 21 f/4 or the Zeiss 35 f/2 Biogon (a bit of Canon 50 f/1.4 in there, too) and the Mamiya 7ii with the 80 f/4 and the 50 f/4.5.  Colour film was Fuji 400H or Kodak Portra 400NC; B&W was Ilford PanF+.

Enjoy the photographs!