St John’s May Ball 2015

This morning the blog passed 100,000 views and what better way to celebrate that than with one of Cambridge’s best May Balls. Yesterday was St John’s May Ball, which simply put is a very grand affair.

I photographed Trinity with a 50 mm lens, and focused mostly on people, this time I wanted to capture a bit more of the scenery, so opted for my 35 mm lens which would allow me a wider view. I also decided to leave the flash at home, which made me really hunt for available light sources, but I wanted as little gear with me as possible this time. During the first part of the ball I hardly took any photos but around 1.30 am I bumped into Megan Thorpe and Caroline Sautter who I know from the ADC Theatre, which resulted in some great photos. After that it snowballed. Here are the photos from the evening.

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Entering the Narnia inspired winter wonderland with fake snow.
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Saxual Healing performing at the May Ball. James Crockford, Karys Orman, David Burgoyne, Judith Swinhoe-Standen and Romilly Whiteley.
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Fire works. I feel John’s had the biggest fireworks, but Trinity’s fireworks had better music and timing.
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Nathaniel Hess and Zoé Barnes.
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Lucy Moss and Adam Macnaughton.
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Fake snow falling down on the ball guests.
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Anni Siedenburg, Astrid De Keulenaer and Narmeen Abbas.
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All the courtyards of St John’s were beautifully lit.
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Bridge of Sighs
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Caroline Sautter and Meg Thorpe.
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Faye Kidd, Kate Stevenson, Sophie Eynon, Hannah Sands, Erica Wood, Caroline Heath-Taylor and Miranda Venables.
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Caroline Sautter and Meg Thorpe.
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Caroline Sautter and Meg Thorpe.
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Meg Thorpe and Caroline Sautter.
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Meg Thorpe and Caroline Sautter.
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Meg Thorpe, Ilana Walder-Biesanz and Caroline Sautter.
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Meg Thorpe, Kate Stevenson and Caroline Sautter.
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Meg Thorpe, Kate Stevenson and Caroline Sautter.
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Caroline Sautter and Meg Thorpe.
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Caroline Sautter
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Yupp, these two again.
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Jonah Hauer King
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Jonah Hauer-King
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Ilana Walder-Biesanz
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Snow in June, yes!
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Kaiti Soultana
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Footlights. Jamie Armitage, Tom Fairbairn, Eleanor Colville and Robert Oldham.
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Ronald Prokeš
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Rebecca Thomas

If you want to see more photos from May Balls, then check out the May Ball category on the blog.

– Johannes

 

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