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It was good fun to have photographed the Serpentine Swimming Club’s 150th anniversary dinner held at the Caledonian Club, Belgravia, London.
We were 2 photographers at this event, Marianne and myself. Whilst Marianne photographed the members arrival I set up some lighting to photograph the group image. This was an important image for the swimming club as they wished to hang a large framed photograph in the club house to celebrate their anniversary.
Up until now the largest group image I have photographed consisted of 96 people this was a lot larger at 170 people! On a previous reconnaissance trip to the Caledonian I worked out that the staircase would accommodate this large group but I admit to having my doubts on the evening. As they all filed into place it seemed looking at the long queue that they would never fit in – but they did, I heard one cheerful soul shout out that it was “tighter than the changing rooms in Hyde Park”. The lighting I choose was an Elinchrom RX600 strobe fitted with an Elinchrom Rotalux Softbox 50×130 cm.
It was a fun and happy evening for Serpentine Swimming Club, the party coincided with the club’s records dating the club to 1864. The Serpentine, in Hyde Park, was formed in 1730-1733. Speeches were made by Club President, Norman Jones and also made by Alan Lacey, a 90 year-old club member who had also attended the 100th anniversary dinner.
We left shortly after the Scottish reel dancing began – it looked like everyone had fun.