Featured Shoot – Geology Field Trip

Beyond the walls of Imperial

In order to get some images from outside the walls of Imperial, I followed the geologists from Earth Science and Engineering down the Jurassic Coast.

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It’s a rare occasion that I escape the walls of the Imperial campuses, but this was a very productive trip and produced many images that are used repeatedly across our collateral. It was also completely exhausting chasing around our keen geologists up and down the hills in some quite lively and changeable weather.
An Imperial takeover of the beaches as our students and only our students dominate the shoreline. A crisp weekday at the end of March was a great time to go, as the beaches were completely free from anyone else.

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Students examining and illustrating the rock formations and fossils in the rocks. I’m particularly keen on the Royal School of Mines woolly hat on display under the hard hat of our lady in the foreground.

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It’s rather tempting to shout “it’s behind you!” at this image, but I assure you they are in fact discussing what is in front of them.

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This image appears elsewhere in the blog illustrating the ‘rule of thirds’, but it’s just one from a nice set of this student on the hill within the folder of this shoot.

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The blue and red primary colours go well together in this image of our cheery geologist being shown this surveying technique.

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We’re actually on our way to eat our sandwiches at this point at the top of the hill, but the vantage point was worth stopping for.

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I’m very fond of this image of Mark Sutton giving a sermon to the bowed heads in front of him (they’re taking notes!).

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All the students are working away in all the images in their notebooks. Here is one of those illustrations of what they are up to: it’s an illustration of a rock formation.

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I think this is around the time I was asked to move away from the rock face to avoid potentially being squashed by falling debris.

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Imperial students taking over another bay and looking photogenic in the process.

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This student strikes something of a dramatic pose against the cloud for his compass action (I wouldn’t dare suggest that he may of noticed he was being photographed).

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Imperial staff and students can view the original image along with the others from this set on the College’s Asset Library

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