Dave Lee and I had the good fortune to be able to grab a ticket each for a PhotoWalk at the Rutherford Appleton Lab in Oxfordshire. The idea is that the lab opens its doors to photographers who get to go around various areas and take awesome sciencey photos for a national and international photo competition run by the Science and Technology Facility Council.
This is of course a very cool thing and also a great privilege, not to mention the possibility of a successful competition entry. But in all honestly Dave and I had an ulterior motive. We’re both geeks, science nuts and very keen photographers so you can see where this was going right from the start. We wanted to get in there to see the awesome and talk to the scientists and get a taste for just how fantastic UK science actually is. And if we happened to snap a few great pics that stood a chance in the competition then all to the good.
The whole place is completely beautiful and so huge that it’s hard to grasp. We saw only the tiniest fraction of one small corner. We didn’t even manage to see the rest of the Vulcan laser building. There are many, many more things to see there so if you get the chance and you’re interested in photography I strongly recommend you try and get on one of these amazing PhotoWalks.
And speaking of photos. Here are some of the ones I took: