The current world record for Most People Dressed As Sunflowers — 229 pupils and staff at Thorndown Infant and Junior Schools in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Previous record was 116 set at The Nursery on the Green in London. Now, who would have thought little known Hornbill School that’s dedicated to children of the British army, tucked in the confines of the British Garrison would someday ‘kick arse’ and put Seria on the world map. The attempt to break the record was the brainchild of Daz King and Kris Sanders, two military personnel based at the British Army Garrison in Seria. Subject to confirmation by The Guinness Book of World Records, Hornbill School’s incredible turn out of 575 people dressed as sunflowers trounced all previous records by a whopping 251%. Well done, Hornbill School — I’m excited and hope the record gets into the Guinness world record books. This blog post is my 600th, no world record here but a significant milestone no less!
The large majority of this number was made up of the staff and children of Hornbill School, who had worked feverishly all week (in between lessons, of course!) to make the costumes for the record attempt.
Having recently acquired a spanking new Canon EF 8-15mm Fisheye Zoom lens I was curious to see how it could be applied to sports photography. In an unrelated 2-day photography assignment with a client across various branch offices, I quickly adopted the lens for a shoot that the client likes very much (that’s enough testimony to seriously consider owning it). So today, with a few hours to spare this morning, I brought the lens to Kuala Belait’s most distinguished landmark — the Teapot Roundabout — to add more curve to the already curvy road. The intent was also to capture the Butra Heidelberg CementTour de Brunei peloton as they negotiated the turn towards the Seria bypass on their way to Tutong district.