Back in the Summer I was fortunate enough to spend a 1-2-1 day with Charlie Waite - a very inspirational experience. You can read more on that in my blog post about the day. We ended up at Win Green, and Charlie was telling me how amazing it would be looking in September - and that he was planning to come back then to shoot it one evening. I was due to be in the area myself around then for my Dad's 90th, so we made a plan to meet up - along with my sister as well - to see what we could capture.
Well the evening came, and the weather was interesting to say the least - with a mix of sun and showers. In fact we almost cancelled the whole thing at one point. But as we pulled into the car park, the sun came through the clouds, and we legged at across the fields at high speed to set up our tripods in Charlie's 'perfect spot' - as you can see.
It's quite a nerve wracking experience to know that you're presented with exactly the same view and conditions - and to see what each other's images look like! I do love my Lumix G5, but Charlie's Hasselblad is in a whole different league - though we did have a laugh about his 'magician's cape' so that he could see the screen . . .
We only managed a few minutes of shooting before the sun deserted us, but the cloud certainly made for an interesting sky. And then Helen and I stayed around until sunset, so see what the light might do - which turned out to be well worth it. A great evening's photography, and of course with great company - thanks Charlie!
To see the full gallery from the evening - and a shoot on the Kennett and Avon Canal in the mist the following morning. Click the link to see the full West Country Gallery.